Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

December 1979


As I see the situation, we are really addressing a two-sided issue -- one involves actual field personnel, such as Animal Damage Control (ADC), and the other contains those involved in extension. Some potential solutions which may be beneficial for one group may not be applicable to the problems encountered by the other. ADC Personnel. The field personnel are faced with increased fuel costs and static or decreased travel budgets. In addition, there is rumor of a 10 to 15% mandatory decrease in gasoline consumption on a per-month-basis by ADC employees in New Mexico. I assume that ADC personnel in other states also will be restricted in their travel allowance. State funded ADC personnel have been trying to maintain a viable operation on a budget which probably has received no increase in the past two or three years.