Northeast Section to hold trapping matters workshop

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The Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society will host a trapping matters workshop May 31 in Hadley, Massachusetts.

The workshop will help participants understand and better communicate the benefits of regulated trapping and the many ways in which it contributes to wildlife management programs. Primary tools and techniques of trapping will be presented with specific emphasis on the development of trapping, best management practices, their availability, and how they can be used effectively by wildlife professionals.

Information provided during the workshop will include a review of public opinion data, focus group and human dimensions studies on the topic of trapping and the lessons learned, and effective communication measures to use when discussing this topic among varied audiences. Participants will leave with scientifically sound information and will be trained in skills that will make them effective communicators on this subject matter.

A flyer with more information is available here.

This workshop qualifies for 6.5 credit hours (Category 1) towards certification and professional development for members of The Wildlife Society.

To register, contact Gabby Zaldumbide at gabriela.zaldumbide@western.edu. For inquiries about workshop information, contact Tom Decker at Thomas_Decker@fws.gov.


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