Human-Wildlife Interactions in the Bay Area
The Human-Wildlife Interactions program utilizes education and research to better understand and address conflict between people and wildlife. The program works with a range of stakeholders and covers a variety of species, from gophers and CA ground squirrels to coyotes and mountain lions.
Vertebrate Pest Management
Protecting infrastructure and properties from CA ground squirrels and other burrowing rodents
California ground squirrel burrows can threaten the integrity of infrastructure and can be a safety hazard for both people and animals. This program works with agencies, 4-H, pest control companies, and the general public to promote best management practices to effectively manage CA ground squirrels and other burrowing rodents.
Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation
Promoting conflict mitigation tools for small-scale livestock producers and owners
Keeping animals safe from predators is an important part of animal welfare. This program provides education on the most effective techniques for preventing livestock depredation by local wildlife, including bobcats, coyotes, and mountain lions. I am working in collaboration with other researchers to test new strategies to discourage predators from predating on small stock.
Better understanding the risks of predators to commercial livestock production
Selecting a Livestock Guardian Dog Puppy
Puppy selection is often the critical first step towards successfully using livestock guardian dogs
General Public Outreach on Wildlife
Educating the general public on how to coexist with neighborhood wildlife
How do I keep myself, my children, and my pets safe from coyotes and other wildlife that I see on my street? What is normal coyote behavior? How do I protect my garden from gophers? These are common questions that people face throughout the Bay Area. This program provides educational materials and information to empower individuals and inform how they can live safely alongside their wild neighbors.
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