Deer Management Advisory Committee


Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) has formed a Deer Management Advisory Committee (DMAC).  The purpose of the Committee is to provide sound, scientific-based recommendations to HCA Board of Directors for the short- and long-term management of deer populations at Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area.

Final Deer Management Committee Report

The committee will review and recommend the most effective method(s) to address the deer population at Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area, based on area-specific conditions, characteristics, and constraints.  The Committee will be comprised of peers, partners, stakeholders and local individuals representing both public and private interests within HCA’s watershed community.  A draft Terms of Reference has been written for the committee.

Background Information:

Meetings will be held biweekly during May and June, 2010, and will resume as monthly meetings in September, October, and November 2010.  These meetings are open to the public as observers.

HCA Deer Management Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

All meetings held at Hamilton Conservation Authority’s Main Office located at 838 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster,unless otherwise indicated.


January 26, 2011 – Agenda
February 16, 2011 – Agenda
March 23, 2011 – Agenda
April 20, 2011 – Agenda
May 4, 2011 – Agenda
May 18, 2011 – CANCELLED
May 31, 2011-Public Forum, Chedoke Presbyterian Church, 865 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton, ON
June 1, 2011-Public Forum, Chedoke Presbyterian Church, 865 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton, ON
June 15, 2011 – Agenda
Sept 21, 2011 – Agenda


January 26, 2011 –Final Minutes
February 16, 2011-Final Minutes
April 20, 2011 – Final Minutes

2010 Archives


IHCA Public Engagement Final 2011

Public Open House Presentations

HCA presentation
Workbook Survey Form

DMAC Presentations

2011 Member Briefing Schedule

2010 Member Briefing Schedule

Ancaster Deer Census 2009 – Anne Yagi and Art Timmerman

Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area Terrestrial Monitoring 2010 – S. Faulkenham and L. Jennings

Deer Vehicle Data Presentation – A. Timmerman

Lyme Disease – S. Baker

Disappearing forests? – The long-term impacts of white-tailed deer on Carolinian (deciduous) forest communities – D. Bazely

Conflating Science and Values – Dave Lavigne

Additional Resources