Deer Browse and Forest Health (New York)

Event Date
White tailed deer yearling

Host by Women Owning Woods - Catskills | Hudson Valley (WOW)

August 23rd, 2023 (rain date August 25th, 2023)

Overmountain Conservation Area, Kite Hill Trailhead

138 Catalano Road

Ancram, New York 12503


Are you worried about how many deer you have in your woods?

In conjunction with other stressors like invasive species and climate change, deer can greatly reduce biodiversity in the understories of our forests. But how can you tell if your herd is a cause for concern?

At this workshop we'll be setting up plots to monitor deer impacts in Columbia Land Conservancy forests. We'll start the day with a presentation about Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer (AVID) and deer effects on forest health before getting out into the woods for hands on experience creating and interpreting deer browse study areas. We'll end the day with a picnic bagged lunch on the trails, and participants will leave with the knowledge of how to set up and monitor AVID plots in their own woods.

This event is hosted by the Women Owning Woods - Catskills | Hudson Valley (WOW). We are a group of women landowners and natural resource professionals from the Catskills and Hudson Valley region of New York. We've organized this group as a way to foster learning experiences and discussions about forest property.

Can't make it to this event? Check out related MyWoodlot content here: Address Deer Impacts

Register! This event has a capacity of 15 people.