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.


Proceedings edited by James A. Parkhurst
Held October 16-19, 1997, Roanoke, Virginia


Historical Forces Shaping Americans’ Perceptions of Wildlife and Human-Wildlife Conflicts — Denise O. Conover and Michael R. Conover
Do You Have Your Skates On? — Gary San Julian

TECHNICAL SESSION #1 The Mass Media and Stakeholders’ Beliefs About Suburban Wildlife — Cynthia A. Loker, James Shanahan, and Daniel J. Decker
Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic: Implications for Predator Management (abstract only) — Johnny Stowe
Private Nuisance Wildlife Control: Is There a Future in Kansas? (abstract only) — Charles Lee
Vertebrate Damage Management: The Future of an Evolving Profession — Robert H. Giles, Jr.
Development of the Virginia Cooperative Coyote Control Program to Protect Livestock — Martin Lowney, John Houben, and Phil Eggborn

TECHNICAL SESSION #2 Birds: Effects on Aquaculture
Wildlife-Caused Losses for Catfish Producers in 1996 (abstract only) — Alice Wywialoski
Double-Crested Cormorant and Ring-Billed Gull Damage Management on Lake Champlain: Are Basin-wide Objectives Achievable? (abstract only) — Richard Chipman and Dennis Slate
Nesting Populations of Double-Crested Cormorants, Great Blue Herons, and Great Egrets in the United States and Canada: Implications for Management — Jerrold L. Belant and Laura A. Tyson
Development of a Double-Crested Cormorant Damage Management Plan for the Southeastern United States (abstract only) — Keith J. Andrews, Pete Poulos, Charles (Bo) Sloan, Jerrold L. Belant, Paige G. Ross, and Paul DeBow
Electic Fencing Reduces Heron Predation at Northeastern Trout Hatcheries — Mark E. Tobin, James F. Glahn, and Erica S. Rasmussen

TECHNICAL SESSION #3 Deer: Defining and Assessing the Problem
The Legal Roles and Responsibilities of a Community Concerning Crop Depredation by White-Tailed Deer — Eric G. Darracq
Wildlife Damage to Agriculture in Pennsylvania: The Farmers’ Perspective — Margaret C. Brittingham, Walter M. Tzilkowski, James M. Zeidler, and Matthew J. Lovallo
Deer Damage Incurred by Homeowners During 1995 in Virginia Tech (abstract only) — Ben C. West and James A. Parkhurst
Developing Urban Deer Management Plans: The Need for Public Education — Deborah Green
The Use of GIS to Delineate Potential Urban Deer Habitat — David M. Kocka and Frederick M. Garst
An Evaluation of Farmer Applications of Deer Damage Controls — Peter A. Fritzell, Jr.

TECHNICAL SESSION #4 Miscellaneous Papers
Characteristics of Gray Squirrel Release Sites Selected by Kentucky Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators — Sara Steen-Ash, Thomas Barnes, Jeff T. Hitchinson, Jeffrey L. Larkin, Brian E. Washburn, Jason L. Weese, and Henry F. Yacek, Jr.
Conservation of a Dinosaur in Modern Times: South Carolina’s Alligator Management Program — Walter E. Rhodes .
The Press and Citizen Participation: A Content Analysis — Lisa Pelstring, James Shanahan, and Ben Perry

TECHNICAL SESSION #5 Birds: Miscellaneous Topics
Bird Abundance at Accomack County Southern Landfill, Melfa, Virginia, in Relation to Various Management Activities — Laura Francoeur and Martin Lowney
Attempted Relocation of a Ring-Billed Gull Roost at Washington National Airport — Jessica Dewey and Martin Lowney
Controlling Great-Tailed Grackle Damage to citrus in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas — James F. Glahn, Jose D. Palacios, and Melvin V. Garrison
Development of an Integrated Canada Goose Management Program in Virginia — Martin Lowney, Phil Eggborn, Gary Costanzo, and Don Patterson

TECHNICAL SESSION #6 Deer: Managing the Problem
Efficacy of Deer Stopper Repellent for Reducing White-Tailed Deer Damage to Ornamental Plantings — James B. Armstrong, M. Keith Causey, and John T. Owen
Enhancement of Deer Repellent Efficacy with Visual Cues (abstract only) — Milo E. Richmond and James Messina
Cost Comparisons for White-Tailed Deer Live Capture Techniques — Robert L. Pooler, Paul D. Curtis, and Milo E. Richmond

CLOSING REMARKS: What Have We Learned? Where Do We Go From Here? — Jim Miller
List of Attendees/Participants