Tag: wildlife damage

May 21, 2021

Black vulture livestock program expands to Missouri

Over the past decade, USDA Wildlife Services has seen rising requests for assistance regarding damage caused by black vultures (Coragyps atratus), especially to agricultural resources. Nationally, concerns have moved steadily...

December 8, 2020

Can turbo fladry reduce damage due to feral swine?

Turbo fladry has been used to reduce livestock predation by wolves (Canis lupus) in several Western states. While its use is often in limited areas and seasons, such as calving...

November 26, 2018

Birds don’t always like what they see

Each spring, an estimated 52 million blackbirds migrate north into the northern Great Plains of the United States. In the fall these birds and their offspring, totaling 75 million, drift...

July 18, 2018

Moving beaver for property and natural resource protection

This spring a property protection issue emerged allowing me to revisit my earliest work with USDA’s Wildlife Services, but with a northern perspective. My first position with the damage management...

July 10, 2018

Wildlife Services series highlights tools, techniques

In 2016, USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services launched a new, online peer-reviewed technical series on wildlife damage management. Four titles have been added this year. The series consists of articles written by...

March 19, 2015

WG Convenes at 2015 Wildlife Management Conference

As a continuously evolving field, wildlife damage management faces challenges reaching far beyond determining the best way to resolve damage. The work inherently affects groups with varying interests, but is...