Eastern Wildlife Damage Control Conferences


Date of this Version

October 1993


Keynote address.


This is a moment when the new direction of wildlife damage management, an increase in needs for services and an emerging philosophy of resource use all come together: It is important to seize the moment and keep the momentum going. We are at one of those times when circumstances and favorable conditions present both challenge and opportunity. Broadening the view of “balance” and “need” to go beyond material, ecological and economic considerations and to recognize the total public interest is the real need in “balancing the needs of society.” It is the challenge and opportunity for the future