Best Practices for Wildlife Control Operators / Edition 1

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A comprehensive and practical "how-to" training manual for wildlife control operators that focuses on the best practices for wildlife control and the prevention of wildlife damage problems. Best Practices for Wildlife Control Operators describes a broad array of tools and techniques, and includes fact sheets with management recommendations for the species most likely to cause nuisance problems.

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The material is far superior to anything we have. This project is well done and should do well in the marketplace. The content and organization of the material is excellent, the amount of information is appropriate, and the reading level is suitable for the market.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418040949
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

An Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist in the Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. Dr. Curtis has coordinated the Wildlife Damage Management Program for Cornell Cooperative Extension during the past 17 years. He received a Ph.D. in Zoology from North Carolina State University in 1990 and a M.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University in 1981. His research interests include wildlife damage management in urban and agricultural landscapes, wildlife fertility control, and resolving community-based wildlife issues. Extension programming has included public policy education and a variety of wildlife-related publications and videotapes. He's won awards from The Wildlife Society, the Berryman Institute, the Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals, Epsilon Sigma Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, and the American Society for Horticulture Science, among others.

A science writer and received a M.S. in Environmental Science from Antioch University in 1988 and a B.S. in Biology from Cornell University in 1985. For the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (part of Cornell Cooperative Extension), Ms. Shultz developed a broad range of educational materials on wildlife, agricultural, and home pests. She's also managed wildlife sanctuaries, taught environmental science, served as program director for a statewide literary organization, and worked as a zookeeper. Ms. Shultz has won awards from The Wildlife Society, the Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, among others.

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Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Balancing the Needs of People and Wildlife Chapter 3: Legal Issues Chapter 4: A Common Sense Approach to Safety on the Job Chapter 5: Best Practices: A Step-by-Step Guide Chapter 6: Professional Standards Appendix A: Glossary of Wildlife Terms Appendix B: Control tips for the common nuisance species in our region Appendix C: Beyond the routine: What to do when a customer calls with a complaint about protected wildlife species Appendix D: Contacts and equipment suppliers Appendix E: Resources

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