all residents to watch the video of this session (https://youtu.be/UWGVQlH-UKA ) before completing the 2018 Wildlife Survey. We also encourage you to watch the 2018 Wildlife Survey Instruction video (https://youtu.be/itrI7VP_0Kg ). Please remember all returned surveys must be received by February 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. A public tabulation of the survey results will be conducted on February 8, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers. A Notice of Quorum for the City Council, Wildlife Management Advisory Commission and/or other City Commissions for the Wildlife Survey Tabulation has been posted (see Notice).
Urban Deer Management
White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are one of the most recognizable and charismatic species of wildlife, but they are the cause of a growing urban
wildlife management problem in many metropolitan areas throughout the United States. The City of Garden Ridge and the Garden Ridge Wildlife Management Advisory Commission (WMAC) is working to find a balance where residents and wildlife can safely co-exist. Provided below are links to Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) educational materials, video of TPW education session in Garden Ridge and link to WMAC page.
Wildlife Management Advisory Commission page
Texas Parks and Wildlife Education Materials and Video
* Managing Overabundant White-Tailed Deer
* White-Tail Deer Biology and Urban Management
* The Unknowns
***Video of Education Session (linked to the City's YouTube Channel because of the size)
City of garden ridge Ordinance
Ordinance 186 - Prohibiting the Feeding of Deer
***Survey Instruction - VIDEO Survey-online
***The City encourages residents to watch the Video of Education Session and Survey Instruction Video before taking the Survey.