Northeast Wildlife Damage Management Coop
Welcome to our web site, on behalf of the Northeast Wildlife Damage Management Research and Outreach Cooperative (WDM Coop)
| Whether you are a staff member from a state or federal fish & wildlife agency and are looking for resources, publications, events and RFP's, or a homeowner or Cooperative Extension educator interested in solving wildlife problems, we hope the information and links provided here are of use to you. To help you in navigating the site, you can click on the WDM Coop logo to take you back to this home page.
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During the last decade, interest in wildlife has increased and wildlife seems to be an almost universal object for concern, a symbol for environmental issues and a central focus for resource management. At the same time, actual encounters with wildlife seem to be ever more frequently characterized as a nuisance, pose intolerable risk or outright damage, and possibly unwanted cost. In fact, deer damage in the Northeast may well exceed $600 million annually. We believe that improved coordination between wildlife agency and university cooperators involved in the WDM Coop will promote consistent, multi-state approaches to help resolve many stakeholder concerns.
The WDM Coop is a unique partnership between state and federal wildlife agencies and universities in the Northeast. The WDM Coop was founded in 1999 by the NE State Fish & Wildlife Agency Directors. Base support has provided funds for a small grants program, development of publications, and other educational projects such as this web site. Northeast Regional Project NE-1005 has included participation by university scientists and Cooperative Extension wildlife specialists. This research effort funded by the University Agricultural Experiment Station Directors complements high-priority projects selected by WDM Coop member states. This synergy will be used to develop new approaches for addressing important wildlife management issues.
Gary San Julian, Co-Director, Penn State
Paul D. Curtis, Co-Director, Cornell