Center for Human-Wildlife Conflict Resolution

Localities in Virginia increasingly are being challenged with problems associated with overabundant wildlife or individual animals found in locations that are not compatible with human activities. Species of concern may include both indigenous (native) wildlife and invasive and/or exotic wildlife. As the human population continues to expand, especially into rural areas, these problems likely will become more pervasive. Animals can cause damage to personal or corporate property (e.g., residential and commercial structures and associated landscaping; crops; vehicles) and to other wildlife populations and the habitats they require. Although the numbers in Virginia so far remain low, human deaths have resulted from human-wildlife interactions (e.g., deer/vehicle collisions, diseases such as rabies or hanta virus). Successful management of nuisance wildlife problems often is a complicated process, particularly because it is so difficult to achieve consensus for action among all stakeholders. For more information, visit the Human Wildlife Conflict Resolution website.

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Collapse2009 Black Bear Project Status Report
Description: From the site: "Currently, Maryland has a breeding population of black bears in the 4 westernmost counties (Garrett, Allegany, Washington, and Frederick), with the highest bear densities found in Garrett and western Allegany Counties. Although evidence of a breeding population is confined to the western 4 counties, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) receives several bear sightings and complaints in central and southern Maryland counties each year."
Resource Type: Management Plans and Reports
Resource Format: PDF
Publisher: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
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