“Deer are acting like a keystone species here .... it’s not a minor effect. It’s not affecting one or a few species. It’s not affecting one or a few sites. It’s not a temporary effect. These are pervasive, long-lasting effects that are actually shifting Wisconsin plant communities outside the Indian reservations into another state — a state of lower diversity, of different composition, more invasives.”
Quote from Don Waller, Professor of Botany, U of Wisconsin, from a study comparing forest management on state lands with that on Indian reservations.
The increase in Lyme Disease, the mounting evidence of excessive deer browse, a recent public meeting on deer management and new hunting efforts in Hanover have led to the creation of these webpages.