Florida Key Deer Hurricane Irma Report
Authors: Israel. D. Parker, Roel. R. Lopez, Nova J. Silvy and Matthew Grassi
Hurricane Irma was a Category 4 storm when the eye of the storm passed through the center of the Key deer range on September 9, 2017 (Fig. 1). The passage of Hurricane Irma caused significant property damage to the area as well as impacts to vegetation/water resources for the Key deer population. The focus of this report is to provide density and survival estimates post- Hurricane Irma to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) managers.