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Urban Wildlife Conflicts in Jackson Hole Topic of Thursday Talk

July 8, 2013

Measures taken by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to curb wildlife conflicts in residential areas in Jackson Hole is the topic of the weekly summer lecture series Thursday, July 11, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife biologist Doug Brimeyer will discuss “Managing Urban Wildlife Conflicts in Jackson Hole” at 6:30 p.m. at the AMK Ranch, located north of Leeks Marina. A barbecue, at a cost of $5 per person, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the UW-NPS Center at (307) 543-2463.

The Jackson Hole valley is home to a large number of wildlife species that often move through a maze of residential developments or across a network of roads and fences, Brimeyer says. He will discuss how Wyoming Game and Fish personnel respond to wildlife issues and measures the agency has taken to reduce conflicts.

“Even with the best planning, wildlife sometimes find themselves in unusual situations requiring help to navigate in a world designed by humans,” Brimeyer adds.

The UW-NPS Research Center provides a base for university faculty members and government scientists from throughout North America to conduct research in the diverse aquatic and terrestrial environments of Grand Teton National Park and the greater Yellowstone area.

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