Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

October 1981


Since the establishment of the Extension Service within the United States Department of Agriculture in 1914, in accordance with the mandate of the Smith-Lever Act, Extension personnel have recognized the need and responsibility to provide educational programs to assist clientele both rural and urban. These programs from the "grass roots" level to the Federal level are based on the "long established premise that assisting people with factual, effective and practical educational programs to help them solve problems, evaluate alternatives and make objective decisions, would provide these people with information that would enable them to help themselves. Wildlife damage control was recognized early on to be an area where Extension programs were needed and it continues to be one of the roles and responsibilities of the total Cooperative Extension Service educational program.