Presentation on theme: "Burn Baby Burn Utilizing Prescribed Burning to Deter White-tailed Deer Usage on the AOA."— Presentation transcript:
Burn Baby Burn Utilizing Prescribed Burning to Deter White-tailed Deer Usage on the AOA
Over 13,000 acres Airfield – approx. 2,500 acres Avg. aircraft movements – 136,577 Aircraft type AV – 8B KC – 130J EA – 6B Transient – Commercial F-35 (coming soon) MCAS Cherry Point : Home of the 2 nd Marine Air Wing No Fence Around AOA
Burn Baby Burn: Observations of White-tailed Deer on the AOA
5,696 Observed on AOA ( ) 18 Deer/Aircraft Strikes ( ) BAD DEAL for EVERYONE!
Burn Baby Burn: Currently used Techniques Bi- monthly spotlight surveys Night-time runway sweeps Harassment Depredation Hunting program Bucky, the buffet is open Spike, no one will bother us out here!
Burn Baby Burn: Study Objectives Change deer movement Avian species Plant communities Decrease in mowing cycle
Burn Baby Burn: Why use fire? Used for centuries Easy to use Limited use of resources Manpower Money
RWY 23R Burn 1 (B1) Control 1 (C1) RWY 32L Burn 2 (B2) Control 2 (C2)
Pre BurnPost Burn Burn Baby Burn: White-tailed Deer Observations