This archived webinar will focus on ways to handle common “nuisance” wildlife conflicts over the phone and in the field– with the first vital step being on a proper diagnosis of the problem, and if it’s a true problem (needing resolution) or a fear-based problem (needing public understanding). Most nuisance conflicts occur in Spring and summer, exactly when mother animals are trying to raise young in and around people’s homes. We will cover: 1) Understanding urban wildlife behavior (and effectively translating it to the public) , 2) Model “non-trap” eviction and exclusion strategies, which prioritize that orphans are not left behind. 2) Why trapping is counter-productive and why trap-loan programs should be discouraged, 3) How to turn the public’s intolerance for backyard wildlife into a willingness to co-exist, and 4) a variety of solutions using household items and a strategic understanding of wildlife behavior. Interactive exercises and “mystery scenarios” will help participants learn various strategies and discern what types of responses best suit certain “nuisance” situations.
Event Location: Archived Webinar