Cornell UniversityThe Nature Conservancy

Community Example: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Key facts

  • Community Size: Small city or village (less than 10,000 people)
  • Region: South
    • Plan established in 2012

    The town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (population <300), is surrounded by the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park—a natural asset for the community, but one that harbors a large number of white-tailed deer. In partnership with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Harpers Ferry established an annual special archery hunt in 2012, and the local deer committee reports that deer sightings and deer-related property damage are already in decline.