USDA National Wildlife Research Center Symposia


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Published in: Witmer, G. W., W. C. Pitt, and K. A. Fagerstone, editors. 2007. Managing vertebrate invasive species: proceedings of an international symposium. USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Also available online at


Many people worked behind the scenes to make the symposium a success. The organizing committee would like especially thank Sue Brungardt, Patrick W. Burke, Marilyn J. Howell, Susan M. Jojola, Nicole N. Lorimer, Michael E. Pierce, John D. Eisemann, Jeanette R. O’Hare, Barbara L. Messineo, and Laurie A. Paulik for their help at the symposium. We also thank Colorado State University’s Conference Services for assisting with registration and other logistics of the symposium. We thank the staff of the Hilton Hotel, Fort Collins, for providing all the on-site needs of the symposium. We also thank Hilda Diaz-Soltero, USDA Liason to the National Invasive Species Council, for providing support for the publication of the proceedings. Finally, we thank National Wildlife Research Center Director, Dr. Richard L. Bruggers, for his encouragement and support in organizing and hosting the symposium.