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City of Ann Arbor Seeks Input Regarding Deer Management Plan

Archived News Release: November 25, 2014 - ​The City of Ann Arbor is in the process of collecting information about residents' perception of the deer population in Ann Arbor and the effects deer have on the community.

The public is invited to attend a deer management public discussion meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Huron High School, Media Center Room #5101, 2727 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, at 7 p.m.

In addition to the public meeting, an online public survey is available until Jan. 2 to gather broad community feedback via A2 Open City Hall.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to participate in public meetings. Accommodations, including sign language interpreters, may be arranged by contacting the City Clerk's office at 734.794.6140; via email to: [email protected]; or by written request addressed and mailed or delivered to: City Clerk's Office, 301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Requests need to be received at least two business days in advance of the meeting. This meeting will be taped for later broadcast on Community Television Network and also will be available online via video on demand.


During the spring of 2014, City Council directed Ann Arbor's City Administrator to report on the status of a partnership with the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Department, the University of Michigan, the Humane Society of Huron Valley and other interested parties to develop deer management information with the assistance of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division. The directive from Council arose as a result of resident reports of deer damaging landscaping and concerns regarding vehicle/deer collisions and deer-borne diseases.

On Aug. 14, the City Administrator provided to City Council the requested report. The Deer Management Options Report, which is available online, outlined the need to develop a community-endorsed deer management plan built upon community input and management options approved by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division.

Next Steps

Stay up to date on this topic and future feedback opportunities by signing up for email notifications or visit the Deer Management Plan project Web page. A second public meeting is expected to be scheduled in late January or early February.

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Media Contact Information

Sumedh Bahl
Communications Unit Manager
734.794.6000 ext. 43902
[email protected]

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