Eastern Wildlife Damage Control Conferences


Date of this Version

October 1997


Published in Proceedings of the Eighth Eastern Wildlife Damage Management Conference, Roanoke, Virginia, October 16–19, 1997, edited by James A. Parkhurst. Copyright © 1997 by the authors.


Since I am charged with providing some closing comments this morning, let me begin by having those of you who are still with us to join me in providing a round of applause to Jim Parkhurst, Phil Eggborn, and Martin Lowney, the Conference Planning Committee, and to those on the Conference Program Committee; to the sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, session moderators; and to all of you as participants who helped make this 8th Eastern Wildlife Damage Management Conference so successful. And, as most of you know who have ever planned and conducted such a conference, there are always a number of people who work behind the scenes to help make everything go smoothly; we want to be sure to express our appreciation to them as well. Thanks to Barbara Falls, from Virginia Tech, and to her husband, who pitched in to help prepare the barbecue and serve all of us who participated in the field trip Friday afternoon and evening. Barbara did an exemplary job in handling reservations, coordinating with the hotel on rooms and arrangements, and helping Jim Parkhurst with other conference functions and activities.