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Wildlife Control Information
 

Extension based information for nuisance wildlife control

Putting University research to use

The Wildlife Damage Management Program allows management experts to address numerous wildlife damage concerns, and coordinate research projects with an education and information dissemination program that reaches extension specialists, growers, nurserymen, and homeowners throughout New York State and the northeast.

New! Cornell’s Integrated Deer Research and Management (IDRM) Program has released a publication with the details of their research.

Based on decades of growing deer impacts on local biodiversity, agricultural damage, and deer-vehicle collisions, in 2007 we implemented an increasingly aggressive suburban deer research and management program on Cornell University lands in the Town of Ithaca, New York.

Read more by downloading the publication.

National Wildlife Control Training Program 

The National Wildlife Control Training Program is a cooperative venture of Cornell University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, eXtension and professionals interested in wildlife damage management. We welcome the participation of state and federal agencies, industry trade groups and private companies. The goal of the NWCTP is to create and coordinate a uniform training program and to create national standards for nuisance wildlife control and wildlife damage management. The curriculum in the NWCTP consists of 12 core modules reflecting the principles and methodology of the best practices of wildlife damage management using integrated pest management as applied to human-wildlife conflicts. In addition to the core curriculum, there are dozens of species profiles with specific animal handling and control techniques.

Northeast wildlife damage management cooperative creates 13 state collaboration    -  State universities work together to serve northeast

The WDM Coop, through a unique partnership between state and federal wildlife agencies and universities in the Northeast, brings focus to these issues.  The Coop promotes consistent, multi-state approaches to help resolve wildlife damage concerns for the stakeholders of the region and the nation.

Internet Center for wildlife damage management

National resource for wildlife damage management information

The Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management (ICWDM) attempts to consolidate existing and future information on integrated pest management (IPM) in wildlife damage management. Its goal is to increase adoption of IPM practices in wildlife damage management by centralizing resources.

Today's Wildlife Problems

People value wildlife for a wide range of reasons. Protection, enhancement, consumption, preservation and aesthetics all have their proponents. Regardless of one's primary philosophy, there tends to be general agreement that management of damage is necessary when too many of a particular species create negative economic impacts or health and safety concerns. Several years ago, scientists at Cornell University, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture & Markets initiated a cooperative program aimed at developing a comprehensive understanding of wildlife damage problems and management options in New York State. Past efforts have addressed a variety of problems caused by rodents, birds, squirrels, Canada geese, beaver, and white-tailed deer. Funding and collaboration among the participating agencies allows expanded efforts, principally in deer management, but also targeting other damage problems.