Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage: Webinar

Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage: Webinar

Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage: Webinar

Last winter Montana State University Extension Wildlife Program and Western SARE hosted an online workshop covering Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage. The session was recorded and is now available along with other resources.

This presentation is designed for Extension county agents and educators and Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) personnel in the western U.S.

Workshop overview:

Most County Extension Agents and Educators get questions related to wildlife pests. These may be for backyard wildlife pests or they may be related to traditional or organic farmers or ranchers. The purpose of this workshop is to provide information and access to materials to address the most common wildlife damage questions Extension Agents receive.

Some techniques for traditional control of pest wildlife are often misused. For example, strychnine is commonly sold for “gopher” control and is often used to treat ground squirrel populations. Not only is strychnine illegal and dangerous for above-ground use, it is much less effective than other toxicants available. Questions about the use of electronic devices and repellents are commonly received by Extension Agents. While some may be effective under certain conditions, many are expensive and useless. These and other common misconceptions will be covered at this program.

Species and associated problems to be addressed will include ground squirrels, pocket gophers, voles, skunks, bats, deer, snakes, woodpeckers and other birds. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to address most wildlife damage questions they receive from Extension clientele.

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) EW11-012, Wildlife Damage Control for Traditional and Organic Farmers .

Product specs
Year: 2014
Author(s): Dr. Jim Knight
Location: West | Montana