FW 564 - Science of Managing Human-Wildlife Conflicts

  • 3 credits

Human-wildlife conflicts, and in particular, damage caused by wildlife, often termed wildlife damage.

This course can be applied toward:


3 credits of any FW 100-499 course or BZ 110 or LIFE 102 or LIFE 103 or LIFE 220 or LIFE 320 or written consent of instructor.

Important Information

Registration is restricted to FWCB Plan C Masters students until July 1. Any seats remaining in the course will be available to non-Plan C students at that time.

Textbooks and Materials


  • Wildlife Damage Management: Prevention, Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution (2013)
    Reidinger, Russell F., Jr. and James E. Miller
    ISBN: 13:978-4214-0944-3
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore


Russ Reidinger
Russ Reidinger


Dr. Reidinger has had long-term teaching, research, administrative, and practical engagement with managing human wildlife conflicts. He taught wildlife damage management and related courses at undergraduate and graduate levels at Colorado State (CSU), University of Pennsylvania (UP), Lincoln (Missouri), University of Missouri, and other universities. He studied damage problems in agriculture in the Philippines, helped establish a vertebrate pest component and integrated pest management program in Bangladesh, and studied flavor aversion learning as it related to bait shyness and repellency at the Monell Center at the UP. He has served as a staff specialist in human wildlife conflicts in Washington, D. C., and as an Acting Director of the National Technical Support Staff for Wildlife Services, the only federal program devoted exclusively to managing human wildlife conflicts. He was Director of the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), the research arm of the Wildlife Services program. His textbook, written with Jim Miller, is used in the course. He presently has an appointment at CSU, and as his schedule allows, also manages deer, coyote, bird and other wildlife damage on his small fruit farm in Missouri.

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