Wildlife

Fridley is home to a variety of wildlife including deer, turkeys, birds, coyotes and more. In Springbrook Nature Center, we estimate 200 bird species live in or pass through the Nature Center each year. Over 1500 species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and other macro invertebrates, plus more than 350 species trees, shrubs wild flowers and other plants live there. 

Deer Management

In response to deer population surveys, an increase in deer-vehicle collisions and resident feedback, we have worked with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the United States Department of Agriculture and Fridley Public Safety Department to organize a safe and effective strategy to manage the deer population in Fridley. Read the Deer Management Plan linked below to learn more about this process.

Interested in learning more about deer management? Visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website. The DNR has information on deer populations, goal-setting, chronic wasting disease and open house discussions.