Cornell UniversityThe Nature Conservancy

Community Example: Sheridan, Wyoming

Key facts

  • Community Size: Medium city (10,000 to 50,000 people)
  • Region: West
    • Plan established in 2007

    The City of Sheridan (approximate population 17,800) was experiencing a rapidly growing deer population resulting in conflicts in many areas. The large volume of deer was causing property damage and numerous motor vehicles annually. In addition, deer were perceived by some community members as aggressive to both pets and humans. Complaints about the overpopulation became abundant and the City of Sheridan decided to take actions to control the population. The City elected to enlist the citizens to assist with population control through an archery only program.