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OCT 21, 2022, 1:30pm in NR 105!
Nick Harris, bird trainer and owner of Long Wing Inc. will be on the USU Campus to showcase raptors up close and talk about the impact of human-raptor interactions! Don't miss this opportunity to interact with a hawk, owl, and bald eagle, see flight demonstrations, and get involved in raptor conservation! You can follow Nick on his Instagram page at @longwingslc.
A FREE EDUCATION EVENT
Sponsored by the Berry man Institute Student Club
Human-Wildlife Interactions Journal
Numbers of Human Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses in the United States Due to Wildlife is the #1 most downloaded article of all USU journals published on DigitalCommons@USU.
For Fiscal Year 2021-2022, Numbers of Human Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses in the United States Due to Wildlife is the 4th most downloaded item (journal articles and other content) published on DigitalCommons@USU.
NOV 6-10, 2022
The Wildlife Society's 29th Annual Conference-The Wildlife Society will convene its 29th Annual Conference this November, live and in-person for the first time in three years! Against the backdrop of Eastern Washington's mountains, Spokane is the perfect place to gather for a week of learning, networking and engaging with peers and colleagues from across North America and beyond. Our last two conferences in the Pacific Northwest have drawn over 2,000 attendees, so we expect no shortage of educational and training opportunities through our program of symposia, contributed papers, posters, workshops and more. We hope you will consider joining us for this exciting return to our traditional format! Check back here for news, updates and other information throughout the year. We'll also be making conference announcements on wildlife.org and in our other TWS communication channels. See you in November!
TWS Annual Conference (twsconference.org)
Bats Beware: Avoiding Rabies From Bats
By TERRY MESSMER • AUG 13, 2021
Bats Beware: Avoiding Rabies From Bats | UPR Utah Public Radio
Aug. 8-Aug. 12, 2022
The International Wild Pig Conference will be taking place virtually August 8 - August 12, 2022.
Home - International Wild Pig Conference 2022 (cvent.com)
Damage caused by wild pigs is one of the greatest concerns to wildlife biologists and managers today. Wild pigs have the potential to cause ecological and economical destruction far surpassing any other invasive exotic vertebrate. The adaptive and prolific nature of these animals along with their capabilities for widespread devastation places their management as one of the top priorities for wildlife scientists.
The International Wild Pig Conference is the only forum in the world that provides federal, state, and private stakeholders a venue to discuss biological, financial, and social implications specific to wild pig subsistence in our ecosystems. The conference will assemble experienced managers as well as those new to the wild pig industry in a professional, educational atmosphere.
MAY 1–4, 2022KITSAP CONFERENCE CENTER | BREMERTON, WA
Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife is a conference and training program designed to address the myriad issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner
Date and Location: October 12-14, 2022, St. George, Utah.
FREES Summit-Commnity Connections
Free-roaming Equid and Ecosystem Sustainability
Community Connections – A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Free-roaming Horse and Burro Act
Home - 4th Free Roaming Equid & Ecosystem Sustainability Summit 2022: Community Connections (cvent.com)
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Tribes, and states acknowledge that public support will be required to identify, implement, and evaluate management options that sustain the health of free-roaming wild horse and burro herds (WHBs) on healthy rangelands. The Free-roaming Equid and Ecosystem Sustainability Network (FREES) established a new public forum to facilitate open dialogue and build positive relationships to re-engage all Americans in collective actions to ensure the health of free-roaming equids, western rangeland ecosystem health and sustainability, and the principles of multiple-use. (https://extension.usu.edu/freesnetwork/).
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20TH WILDLIFE DAMAGE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE IN BEAUTIFUL LOGAN UTAH!
APRIL 17-20, 2023
COME EXPLORE THE CAMPUS AND SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS OF UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY! WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU IN PERSON! REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 2022
May 23-25, 2022
9th Annual International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control, Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control is pleased to present the 9th Annual International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control on May 23-25, 2022 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This quadrennial conference will bring together an expected 150+ practitioners, researchers, policy experts, and social scientists from around the world to share best practices, highlight successes and challenges, describe emerging technologies, and identify new priorities in the ever-changing field of wildlife fertility control. 2022 Conference - Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control
Is it okay to feed wildlife in winter?
By TERRY MESSMER • JAN 1, 2022
Many people believe feeding wildlife particularly in winter will help local wildlife during tough periods. But there are compelling arguments against feeding wildlife, including building dependencies, habituating animals to humans, increased aggression of animals, higher road mortality and higher window mortality.
Terry Messmer | UPR Utah Public Radio