National Wildlife Research Center
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC)
is a major facility within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) Wildlife Services
(WS) program. The National Wildlife Research Center is the federal
institution devoted to resolving problems caused by the interaction of
wild animals and society. The Center applies scientific expertise to the
development of practical methods to resolve these problems and to
maintain the quality of the environments shared with wildlife.
headquartered on the Foothills Research Campus of Colorado State
University (CSU) in Fort Collins, CO. Approximately two-thirds of NWRC's
150-person staff is located in Fort Collins; the remainder of the highly
specialized staff are located throughout the United States, and address
regional wildlife damage management issues. Further, NWRC routinely
conducts international consultancies in this specialized area.
The Center evaluates damage situations and
develops methods and tools to reduce or eliminate damage and resolve
land-use conflicts. NWRC scientists study birds, mammalian predators,
rodents, and other wildlife that cause serious but localized damage
problems. The Center designs studies to ensure that the methods
developed to alleviate animal damage are biologically sound, effective,
safe, economical, and acceptable to the public. NWRC scientists produce
the appropriate methods, technology, and materials for reducing animal
damage. Through the publication of results and the exchange of technical
information, the Center provides valuable data and expertise to the
public and the scientific community, as well as to APHIS's Wildlife
Services (WS) program.
Transportation is not
Address: 4101 LaPorte Avenue, Ft. Collins
Trip Limited to 25 People
This guided tour of the
NWRC will require pre-registration. Security will require the
names and birthdates of individuals at least two days prior to the tour.
Send name and birthdate to contact at least two days prior to the tour
Tour participants will need to provide a photo ID. No photography
or videography is allowed on the tours.
Shelagh K. Tupper
USDA APHIS WS NWRC