Preventive Damage Management is applying management strategies before damage occurs, based on historical problems and data. Many resource management strategies and physical exclusion methods are intended to prevent damage from occurring. For example, fencing is often used to keep predators out of livestock pastures to prevent predation. When requested, WS personnel provide information and conduct demonstrations, or take action to prevent future losses from recurring.
Corrective Damage Management is applying management strategies to stop or reduce current losses. As requested and appropriate, WS personnel provide information, conduct demonstrations, or take action to prevent future additional losses. Corrective actions may include a combination of the three wildlife damage management approaches, technical assistance, and operational damage management assistance.