Professional Wildlife Management Education and Training
Education and Training
Wildlife Control Officers and Pest Management Professionals have special education and training needs. Trapping wild animals, using pesticides and other chemical treatments, and the use of lethal techniques for wildlife control all require special training. In addition, many techniques for wildlife control are subject to local, state, and federal regulations.
Below is a list of technical materials, and training workshops. Legal regulations can be seen here.
Conferences, Symposia & Workshops
General WDM Workshops and Conferences
You will find current and past conferences and workshops listed here. We maintain past conferences as they can be helpful in finding relevant experts and papers.
Vertebrate Pest Conference - Bi-annual meeting (even numbered years). The grandfather conference in the wildlife damage management field.
Chemical Capture Training
Chemical Immobilization Seminars - Safecapture
Wildlife Handling & Chem. Immobilization - Global Wildlife Res.
Information Clearinghouses & Databases
American Society of Mammalogists - 631 mammal species descriptions (pdf) in great detail.
Animal Attack - Search page
Invasive Species Information Clearing House - U.S. Govt.
Material Safety Data Sheets - (MSDS)
MSDS - sheets of Bonide Products
National Pesticide Information Center - (PDF) Oregon State Univ.
Find a Conservation Organization - Directory by NWF
Pesticide Education Resources - Univ. of Nebraska A comprehensive list of materials related to all aspects of pesticide use.
Pesticide Information - International Society for Pest Information
USDA APHIS Wildlife Services
Cooperative State, Research, Education, and Extension Fish and Wildlife Resources
Regional IPM Centers
Invasive Species Information Clearing House U.S. Govt
Net Vet List of good pet site links
A Landownerï¿½s Guide to Common North American Predators
of Upland-nesting Birds (PDF)
Beasts Be gone!
A Practitioner's Guide to IPM in Buildings
Managing Nuisance Animals
and Associated Damage Around the Home PDF
Ohio State Extension
USGS National Wildlife Health Center
Pest Management Principles - Mississippi State University
Pesticide Applicator's Manuals - Michigan State University
Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers - A Training Manual NYS DEC Training Manual for Licensed Wildlife Control Officers
Vertebrate Animal Pest Control Study Manual - Utah State Pesticide Applicators
Policies, Guidelines & Related Policy Advocates
AVMA (PDF) 2013
Report on Euthanasia
Guidelines for Agricultural Pesticide Equipment - United Nations Agriculture Org.
Pesticide Testing and Wildlife - Purdue Univ. PDF
Pesticides & Prevention - Purdue University PDF
Pesticides & the Law - Purdue University PDF
Public Health Pest Control Manual - University of Florida
Theory - Ethics, Philosophy, Stakeholder Conflicts etc.
The Great Hilton Head Deer Debate - University of Georgia---Contact
Wildlife Damage Theory - Mississippi State University
Electrical Safety - by Tim Christie WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES (videos don't load)
Fur Taker's College - Purdue Univ.