This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
For most of us, catching a glimpse of a wild animal is a thrilling experience. But for some that excitement can lead to annoyance when rabbits eat their garden, a woodpecker pokes a hole in their house, or a coyote attacks their dog. . For others whose livelihoods depend upon the survival of crops or livestock, wildlife damage can be much more than an annoyance.
To find effective, practical, and safe solutions to wildlife damage problems, science is key. As the research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services program, the National Wildlife Research Center is the only Federal research facility devoted exclusively to developing tools and techniques for use in wildlife damage management.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Gail Keirn is a public affairs specialist for the USDA’s Wildlife Services program. She has a master’s degree from Colorado State University in wildlife biology. Gail provides outreach support to researchers at the National Wildlife Research Center.