Protecting and enhancing the natural values of Salt Spring Island and its surrounding waters

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Black-tailed deer

Black-tailed deer

Black-tailed deer

Reduced predation and hunting pressure have allowed deer populations to increase on Salt Spring Island far above natural levels. A recent study in the Gulf Islands showed that deer have over-browsed native vegetation and reduced the diversity and abundance of birds.

Information on deer-proofing, fencing and living with deer:

Dealing with Deer

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