Deer – Vehicle Accidents are preventable with knowledge and awareness. Deer Vehicle can result in deer fatality, property damage, and human injury or human death. Please educate yourself about the seasons when deer – vehicle collisions occur – the peak months (Nov-Dec rut and May-July fawn rearing) Please be aware of the areas where deers are prevalent. It is possible to co-exist with deer in a city or peri-urban area of the city. See also Please, be careful out there!
From the Humane Society
“Deer-Car Collisions: Once local deer collision data has been collected and analyzed, the following solutions can be applied. Coordinate a roadway maintenance plan which is overseen by a designated person:
a.Do educational outreach (i.e. “Don’t Veer for Deer” campaign, [Drive Slow and Save a Little Doe]): put information on community web site, PSAs, local media. Focus on peak months (Nov-Dec rut and May-July fawn rearing). (See Appendix D for more information)
b.New driver education: get driving tips and Don’t Veer for Deer campaign literature to all new driver education programs (partner with high school, driving school, programs for the elderly, etc).
c.Reduce visual barriers on roadways: do vegetative management and brush removal to increase visibility on major roadways and negotiate with private landowners about reducing roadway brush on private property adjacent to major roads or accident hotspots.
d.Treat collision hot spots, utilizing speed bumps, fencing, movable changeable message boards, warning devices (ex: Streiter lites, Deer Deter Wildlife Crossing Guard (http://strieter-lite.com ; http://deerdeter.com), and evaluating hot spots for possible lower speed limit designation. Investigate possible salt replacement alternatives for winter.
f.Set up and maintains accident-reporting system and continue mapping accident locations and other details.
g.Use Rochester Hills MI “Don’t Veer for Deer” campaign as a model ”
Please submit wildlife – vehicle accidents to your councillor, City of Saskatoon traffic issue reporting form regarding wildlife caution signage and / or to the City of Saskatoon “Contact Us” to implement a program similar to the Rochester Michigan Deer Advisory Committee campaign
From the Humane Society–>
Sample Deer-Vehicle Collision Report Form
DATE OF ACCIDENT (month/day/year):
EXACT LOCATION (street intersection or address):
TIME OF ACCIDENT (specify a.m. or p.m.):
TYPE OF VEHICLE:
ROAD CONDITIONS:Wet Dry Dirt
LIGHT CONDITIONS: Dawn Daylight hours Dusk Evening
WEATHER: Dry Rain Snow Ice Windy
INJURY SEVERITY:Human injury Human fatality Deer Injury Deer Fatality
VEHICLE DAMAGE? None Minor Significant Severe
DEER INFO:Fawn Adult (M or F)
Did driver hit deer _____ or swerve/ not hit deer _______?
Deer run off? ____ yes ____no
ANY SIGNAGE/WARNING DEVICE NEARBY? Yes No
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION __________________________________________
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Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SW 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
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“St. Barbe’s unique capacity to pass on his enthusiasm to others. . . Many foresters all over the world found their vocations as a result of hearing ‘The Man of the Trees’ speak. I certainly did, but his impact has been much wider than that. Through his global lecture tours, St. Barbe has made millions of people aware of the importance of trees and forests to our planet.” Allan Grainger
“The science of forestry arose from the recognition of a universal need. It embodies the spirit of service to mankind in attempting to provide a means of supplying forever a necessity of life and, in addition, ministering to man’s aesthetic tastes and recreational interests. Besides, the spiritual side of human nature needs the refreshing inspiration which comes from trees and woodlands. If a nation saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. And nations as well as tribes may be brought together in this great movement, based on the ideal of beautifying the world by the cultivation of one of God’s loveliest creatures – the tree.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.
“I believed that God has lent us the Earth. It belongs as much to those who come after us as to us, and it ill behooves us by anything we do or neglect, to deprive them of benefits which are in our power to bequeath.” Richard St. Barbe Baker