Saturday, July 19, 2008

PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: College Campus Deer Cull

SWARTHMORE - The borough is moving forward with securing agreements with Swarthmore College before a deer culling can take place on campus.

The cull, which will be conducted by professionals, may be scheduled during the college's 2008-09 winter break.
Information on the college's Web site indicates the idea resulted from a 2003 recommendation made to the Crum Woods Stewardship Committee.

Formed in 2001, the committee worked with Natural Lands Trust and Continental Conservation on a plan that would protect and restore the woods, which span the borough and Nether Providence.

Among the recommendations of the stewardship plan was the need to control the deer population living in and depleting the woods. The proposal was made to college's board of managers and brought before the public within the last seven months, resulting in the decision to approve the cull.