Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Public Meeting Notice

September 02, 2009

Press Contact:
Rich Parker

Letchworth State Park Biodiversity And Deer Management, Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Public Meeting Notice

Who: Letchworth State Park
What: Public Meeting on Biodeversity and Deer Population
When: Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Where: Castile Baptist Church, 5824 Portageville Rd (Rt. 19-A)

In recent years, scientists have documented the considerable diversity and value of the plants and animals within Letchworth State Park including many occurrences of rare, threatened, and endangered species. They have also documented an extreme loss of this biodiversity in the southern end of the park where there is a very high population of deer in this relatively small area of the park and as a result, the impact of deer on habitat for other animals and for plants has become a significant concern.

Representatives from New York State Parks will be on hand to provide an overview of the situation and options being considered and the public will have the opportunity to provide input into this issue.

For more information on this meeting, please call 585-493-3601.