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Wildlife Damage

The mission of USDA APHIS Wildlife Services (WS) is to provide Federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.  WS conducts program delivery, research, and other activities through its Regional and State Offices, the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) and its Field Stations, as well as through its National Programs.

Program Priorities

  • National Wildlife Research Center

    The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) is the research arm of the Wildlife Services program.

  • National Rabies Management Program

    The goal of the National Rabies Management Program is to prevent the spread and eventually eliminate wildlife rabies in the United States.

  • Feral Swine

    Invasive feral swine cause more than $1.5 billion annually in damage and management costs nationwide.

  • National Environmental Policy Act

    Wildlife Services abides by the National Environmental Policy Act by evaluating the environmental impacts of its program activities.