Pest Management Issues

A balanced ecosystem is beneficial to plants, wildlife and humans alike.  Deer and ticks are an increasing threat to our ecosystems as well as public health and safety.  The North Fork Civics and the North Fork Deer Alliance have partnered with the Town and County to develop plans to reduce the deer population in Southold Town.

Our town continues to be hard hit by increasing levels of tick-borne diseases and a worsening overpopulation of the ticks’ hosts, deer.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation describes Southold’s situation as “the most severe” in the state and warns of “serious impacts on forest regeneration, biodiversity protection and public health.”

We have asked the members of the North Fork Deer Alliance and the North Fork Environmental Council to work with us to present a sustainable plan to the Town of Southold to respond to our escalating deer and tick health crisis.

We believe there is a problem and that it is solvable! We can have: Healthy deer, healthy people, healthy nature.

Suffolk Times – Town, state plan joint program to address overpopulation of deer and ticks on North Fork



Deer Management Forum – Aug. 13, 2022 – 9:30am at Poquatuck Hall

Deer Management Forum – Aug. 13, 2022 – 9:30am at Poquatuck Hall

The Orient Association is hosting a Deer Management Forum on Saturday, August 13th at 9:30 am in Poquatuck Hall. The guest speakers will be:
  • Greg Doroski- Town Board Member and Liaison to the Deer Management Task Force
  • Craig Jobes- Southold Town Environmental Analyst in charge of the hunting program and de facto member of the Deer Management Task Force
  • Arnold Blair- Nassau Point Property Owners Association Deer Committee and member of the Town Deer Management Task Force.
Find out what the Town is doing to control the deer population and see what you can do to help Learn about the rules and regulations that control hunting methods in Southold.

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Join Us For Some Trash Talk

Join Us For Some Trash Talk

Recycle, Upcycle, Repair Or Yellow Bag It? Three speakers, talk trash, and answer your questions. Sunday, November 19th at 3:00 pm, Poquatuck Hall. Bring your questions! Also on Zoom (listen only.)
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