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Ann Arbor Deer Cull

Barbara Lucas / 89.1WEMU

Inspired by the intense controversy over Ann Arbor’s deer cull, this two-part series focuses on underlying value systems that shape perspectives on wildlife management issues.


Deer
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The City of Ann Arbor will begin deer culls at seventeen parks and nature areas today.  This is the lethal part of the city's 2018 Deer Management program that will help control the deer population. 


Every Monday morning, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative joins WEMU's David Fair for a conversation on topics pertinent to Washtenaw County and the city of Ann Arbor.  Mary Morgan will provide news, analysis, commentary and explain the various ways residents can become more engaged.


Deer
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The city of Ann Arbor will roll out  the lethal portion of its deer management plan today. As sharpshooters take to city parks and nature areas, and a few selected sites on the University of Michigan campus, the group Friends of Ann Arbor Wildlife in Nature, or FAAWN,  will march and protest.


Deer
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The City of Ann Arbor will roll out a deer cull once again early next year to help control their population.  


Deer
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Another planned deer cull in Ann Arbor continues to generate controversy.  Last winter, 63 animals were killed in an effort to thin the herd in the city. This year, city council has authorized the killing of up to 100 more animals and the sterilization of up to 60 female deer.  That plan was approved on a 9-2 vote.  David Fair’s guest on this week’s edition of WEMU’s "Issues of the Environment" is Mayor Christopher Taylor, who voted against the cull. 


Jorge Avellan

Ann Arbor has a new city administrator, and he already has a vision for the city. 
 


Sandy Baker / Deer Doctor

To help address the concern of deer damage on private gardens and local parks, a deer doctor will give a presentation this Saturday in Ann Arbor. 


Wikipedia Media Commons

Ann Arbor's city council approved a $370 million budget for the 2017 fiscal year.  Find out how it will affect you.


Scott Bauer / USDA

Have an opinion about the recent deer cull in Ann Arbor?  City officials want to hear feedback from residents.

Maurita Holland / Washtenaw Citizens for Ecological Balance

Ann Arbor’s deer population is now roughly around 202 animals, according to the results of a visual survey by city employees.

 

Scott Bauer / USDA

The city of Ann Arbor has been forced to release numbers on how many deer have been killed as part of a cull to control their population. 


Huron Valley Humane Society

 A second lawsuit has been filed against the city of Ann Arbor for allowing USDA sharpshooters to kill deer for population control this winter.  Meanwhile, groups continue to work to stop the cull.

U-M Biologist Says Ann Arbor's Deer Cull Is Necessary

Jan 14, 2016

A University of Michigan biologist says Ann Arbor’s public debate over culling deer in the city is missing an important issue.

 


 

Scott Bauer / USDA

The city of Ann Arbor continues to move forward with a deer cull despite being served with a lawsuit to try to stop it. 


Huron Valley Humane Society

Protesters in Ann Arbor are not giving up as the city moves forward with a deer cull this winter.


Christopher Taylor
City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

As the first full week of the New Year gets underway, the Mayor of Ann Arbor has released a "year in review" touching on a number of issues important to city residents. 


City of Ann Arbor

Twenty-six parks and nature areas in Ann Arbor that were scheduled to close daily for three months will now remain open on the weekends. 


City of Ann Arbor

Twenty-six parks in Ann Arbor will close daily between 4PM and 7AM for three months to conduct a deer cull. 


City of Ann Arbor

Paperwork to recall Ann Arbor city council member Kirk Westphal from the 2nd ward has been filed.