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Hunting and Trapping Newsletter
Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer
Do you own, manage or care about some forested land in New York? Are you interested in finding out whether deer are threatening the future of that forest? Cornell University Cooperative Extension is offeringtraining sessions this spring [ http://www.sawmillriveraudubon.org/AVID/ ] on a new, easy-to-use method for monitoring deer impacts on forests: AVID or Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer [ https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/113554.html ]. DEC partnered with ecologists from Cornell University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to develop AVID as a method for volunteers, foresters, landowners and others to measure the effect of deer browse on New York forests. If you cant attend in-person training, all the information you need to start monitoring is also available at AVIDDeer.com [ http://aviddeer.com/ ] and will soon be available as a smartphone app for use in the field.