Wildlife Services (WS)

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WS 011 Research Needs Assessment

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Summary of responses on the importance of wildlife impacts on natural resources

In Wildlife Services, impacts on threatened or endangered species were a big concern for both the Eastern and Western Regions (82% and 80%, respectively, predicted that this issue is likely to be moderately to highly important during the next five years).  Eighty-seven percent of respondents in the Western Region indicated that impacts of wildlife on big game species likely would be a moderately to highly important issue, compared to 52% of respondents in the Eastern Region.  Impacts of wildlife on sport fisheries were of comparable concern in the two Regions, while concern about wildlife impacts on upland birds and on waterfowl were predicted to be a bigger issue in the Western Region.

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Last Modified: November 28, 2012