November 15, 8:30am–4pmWhere
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
The 2016 annual conference of the Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative is for local government officials, community leaders, town planners and others. Its theme is “Living with Wildlife and Resolving Conflicts in Ohio.” The conference will help Ohio’s cities, towns and suburbs limit conflicts between people and wildlife, from deer to geese to coyotes.
Sessions will include:
- “Urban Coyote Conflict Resolution for Communities” by Stan Gehrt, a wildlife scientist with Ohio State University Extension.
- “Wildlife Conflicts: Real vs. Perceived” by Jon Cepek of Cleveland Metroparks.
- “Trapping Nuisance Wildlife” by Eric Arnold of the Sharon Center, Ohio-based Wildlife Control Training Group.
- “Deer Sterilization” by Robert Rack and Laurie Briggs of the Cincinnati area’s Clifton Deer Sterilization Working Group.
- “Deer Management: Implementation and City Examples” by Geoff Westerfield of the Ohio Division of Wildlife.
Registration deadline is Nov. 7. Cost is $35, which includes breakfast, lunch, a packet of information and a free parking permit.