Urban Deer Havens

1st Edition

Clark E. Adams, Cassandra LaFleur

CRC Press
May 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 126 Pages - 25 Color & 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138305076 - CAT# K35748

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Urban Deer Havens consists of a thorough examination of selected cervid (deer) species that are known to inhabit urban communities in the United States. The deer species that are included in this presentation consisted of white-tailed (Odocoileus virginianus), Key deer (O. v. clavium), moose (Alces alces), elk (Cervus elaphus), mule (Odocoileus hemionus), and black-tailed deer (O. h. columbianus). This book is the first attempt to examine the similarities and differences in those factors that allow the selected cervids to exist and thrive in urban habitats. This information has never been collected, collated, reviewed, and published under one cover document. Yet, all five are known to inhabit urban communities within their geographic range.

The lack of information concerning several important examples of urban cervids in conjunction with a proliferation of information on white-tailed deer only is an incomplete and biased presentation. This book is the first comprehensive source of information on urban deer management, which includes a broad assemblage of urban cervids.

The overall objective of this book is to provide a more holistic examination of urban cervids. For example, it examines the similarities and differences of the environmental impacts, management strategies, and human dimensions considerations concerning urban cervids in general, and using specific examples.

Urban Deer Havens features four chapters that include:

  • Urban deer census techniques and population dynamics
  • Comprehensive tables that review urban community deer management plans
  • National and state-wide estimates the five selected cervids
  • Laws and regulations concerning urban deer
  • Lethal and nonlethal management options for managing deer
  • Steps for managing urban deer populations
  • Examples of urban deer management efforts





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