Helicopter Survey to be conducted in Ancaster, Dundas and Hamilton Mountain
Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA), with the assistance of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and Ontario Parks, will be conducting an aerial survey of wintering deer populations in the area on Thursday March 7, 2019. Residents should be aware that a helicopter will be used to conduct this survey and will make numerous low flying passes over the area during this time.
This aerial survey is one of a number of study measures that HCA undertakes to look at the impact of deer on forest biodiversity and tree seedling survival. HCA conducts on the ground surveys including, deer exclosure monitoring, tree regeneration surveys and deer browse surveys annually.