Predators and Animal Damage Control

  • AgNIC Wildlife Damage Management: By U.S. Department of Agriculture National Wildlife Research Center and Colorado State University Libraries. concentrates on wildlife damage management science. Wildlife causes damage to agricultural, urban, natural resources, human health and safety and threatened or endangered species. From the Colorado State University.
  • BEHAVE: Behavioral Education for Human, Animal, Vegetation & Ecosystem Management: By Fred Provenza. Mission is to inspire people to master and apply behavioral principles in managing ecosystems. From the Office of Arid Lands Studies.
  • Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management: Extensive help pages and listings of publications and links for coping with animal damage, from the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.
  • Livestock Guardians: Choosing a Guard Animal: A growing number of livestock producers are using guard animals to reduce predation on livestock. Llamas, donkeys, and dogs are animals most commonly used for this purpose. The best guard animals stay with the livestock without harming them and aggressively repel predators.
  • Maryland Small Ruminant Page: Predator and Wildlife Management: Provides information resources for sheep and goat producers and others interested in the industry. The site consists of original documents as well as a comprehensive list of links pertaining to small ruminants. It is maintained by Susan Schoenian, who raises hair sheep and meat goats and is employed by University of Maryland Cooperative Extension as an area agent for sheep and goats in Western Maryland.
  • USDA National Wildlife Research Center: The federal institution devoted to resolving problems caused by the interaction of wild animals and society.
  • USU wolf report provokes growls: An article in Deseret News about a new report from Utah State University titled "Wolves in Utah: An Analysis of Potential Impacts and Recommendations for Management." which debunks much of the criticism against wolf reintroductions and says that Utah could, in theory, support up to 700 wolves, but more realistically that number would be about 200, most scattered through potential wolf habitat in the Bear River Range, the Uinta Mountains and the Book Cliffs.
  • Wolves in Utah: An Analysis of Potential Impacts and Recommendations for Management: Reviews the potential of wolves in Utah and makes predictions regarding the social and economic impacts of wolf recolonization on the livestock industry, on hunter success, and on wildlife managers, and then makes recommendations on possible ways to mitigate these impacts. From the College of Natural Resources, Utah State University.