PROJECT GOALS: To conduct economic research of human-wildlife conflicts
involving damaging wildlife populations, invasive species and wildlife-transmitted
diseases; and, to develop improved methodology for assessing the benefits
and costs of NWRC products and Wildlife Services Operations.
Objective 1: Quantify bird/rodent damage to agriculture
Objective 2: Quantify economic impacts of invasive
wildlife, including feral hogs and reptiles.
Objective 3: Quantify economic impacts associated
with vampire bat rabies and other priority wildlife diseases.
Objective 4: Quantify the benefits and costs of USDA/Wildlife
Services and damage management activities for predators (to protect
threatened & endangered species) and other priority species.
Objective 5: Develop improved economic analytical
methodology for assessing wildlife damage, including input-output modeling.
Objective 6: Transferring technology: Conduct studies
and empirical analyses in cooperation with Wildlife Services personnel,
NWRC scientists and other scientific partners.
Project Goal and Objectives
Solutions Through Science: Economics of Wildlife Damage Management