Extension Workshop on Nuisance Wildlife, Wildlife Damage Control, and Coexisting With Wildlife

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Groundhog. Photo courtesy of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

Groundhog. Photo courtesy of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are teaming up to conduct a Wildlife Workshop Series for landowners. The third workshop, Nuisance Wildlife, Wildlife Damage Control, and Coexisting with Wildlife, will be on Monday November 16, 2015 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. The program will be presented by staff from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.


Welcome and Introductions
Debbie Roos, North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Nuisance Wildlife and Wildlife Damage Control: What’s Legal and What’s Not 
Ann May, NC Wildlife Resources Commission

Species-specific Scenarios: Beavers, Coyotes, Groundhogs, Foxes, Skunks, and Racoons
Jason Allen, NC Wildlife Resources Commission

Species-specific Scenarios: Deer, Geese, Vultures, Squirrels, Bats, and Snakes 
Ken Knight, NC Wildlife Resources Commission

Wrap-Up: Your Resources and Options
Ann May, NC Wildlife Resources Commission

(See speaker bios below.)

There is no cost to attend the workshop but pre-registration is requiredClick here to register on-line.

For more information contact Debbie Roos at 919-542-8202.

Speaker Bios:

Ann May: Ann has a BS in Biology Education. She joined the Commission eight years ago after teaching biology and AP Environmental Science for more than a decade in the North Carolina Public School System. Currently, as the Commission’s Extension Biologist she  is responsible for directly engaging with the public on issues concerning negative human/wildlife interactions for both game & nongame species. Additional job responsibilities include working with Commission staff, policy makers, elected officials and other government agencies to effectively address human/wildlife interaction issues on local, regional and statewide scales. Along with developing and disseminating information to minimize negative human/wildlife interactions Ann also coordinates and conducts training for staff, identified public and private service entities. She also serves as the chairperson for the Beaver Management Assistance Program Advisory Board, which provides oversight for a statewide program to control beaver damage on private and public lands.

Jason Allen: Jason began his career with the Wildlife Commission in 2002. He was stationed at the Caswell Wildlife Depot for 10 years where he worked primarily on public lands. During that time he served the Commission as a Technician, Crew Leader, and Interim Northern Piedmont Management Biologist. Duties included oversight and management of multiple Game Lands and crews in in the Piedmont Region. He was hired as the District 5 Wildlife Biologist in 2012. Jason now works with private landowners, hunt clubs, and other governmental agencies providing technical guidance as it relates to responsible wildlife management. His work area includes eleven counties in the northern Piedmont.

Ken Knight: Ken Knight is the Piedmont Supervising Wildlife Biologist for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Hired in 1986, he was previously the District Six Wildlife Biologist for 19 years. Ken has a BS degree in Zoology (Wildlife Biology) from NC State University and a MS degree in Wildlife Management from West Virginia University.