Ashridge DVC Seminar, October 2007

In October 2007 the Chilterns Conservation Board and its partners hosted a national seminar on the issue of deer-vehicle collisions on UK roads.

Deer-vehicle collisions are a growing national problem on our roads and results in injuries and sometimes death for people and deer. The Chilterns, and the National Trust Ashridge Estate in particular, are a real hotspot for collisions between deer and vehicles. It is very appropriate, therefore, that the Estate was the location of a day-long event at which experts from around the country gathered to learn about local and national measures which have been trialled to reduce deer-vehicle collisions.

The 'Deer on our Roads' event was held at the Ashridge Business School near Berkhamsted, chaired by Sir John Johnson.  Spoken and visual presentations in the morning were followed by site visits during the afternoon to see differing preventative measure in situ.

Click the links below to view the full programme, download pdf copies of presentations, and summary and outcomes of discussions:


Full Seminar programme [pdf]


Steve Rodrick: Introduction- A Partnership Approach [pdf]

Graeme Cannon & Rod Wilson: The Ashridge Approach to Deer Management [pdf]

Tony Sangwine:  Deer vehicle collisions - future management options [pdf]

Magedie Pretorius: Traffic Management Measures within the Three Counties Area [pdf]

Jochen Langbein:  Use of remote video surveillance to investigate deer behaviour in relation

     to wildlife deterrents, roads and vehicles  [pdf]

David Hooton: Suffolk B1106 Rumble Strip Project [pdf]

Seminar Discussions: Question and Answers [pdf]


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