Wildlife Services (WS)
Summary of responses on the importance of damage to crops
Depredations on grain and cereal crops and wildlife impacts on forestry were the agricultural issues of most widespread concern, and were rated similarly in the Wildlife Services Eastern and Western Regions. The percentage of respondents who rated wildlife impacts on these commodities as likely to be moderately or highly important during the next five years was 72% and 73% for grains and cereals, and 75% and 80% for forestry, respectively for the Eastern and Western Regions. More than 50% of respondents from both regions thought that wildlife impacts on fruits and vegetables would be moderately or highly important. Sixty percent of Eastern Region respondents predicted that wildlife impacts on aquaculture would be moderately or highly important, compared to 47% of respondents from the Western Region. Wildlife impacts on seeds and nuts were of somewhat greater concern in the Western Region.
Last Modified: November 27, 2012