Cornell UniversityThe Nature Conservancy

Community Example: Hopewell Township, New Jersey

Key facts

  • Community Size: Medium city (10,000 to 50,000 people)
  • Region: Northeast
    • Plan established in 2010

    A variety of citizen complaints, from damage to gardens and crops, deer-vehicle collisions, Lyme disease, forest health concerns and the health of the deer herd itself drove the formation of Hopewell Township's Deer Management Task Force. Hopewell Township's deer management program centers on managed hunting of the community's public lands. A range of metrics is used to track the success of the program.