The Vertebrate Pest Conference, originating in 1962 in California, is held every two years, usually in late February or early March. It significantly contributes to understanding and resolving undesirable wildlife-human interactions and wildlife damage problems, promoting better management methodology, and minimizing adverse environmental and ecological effects. Vertebrate pest management is applied ecology with improved agriculture, public health, and conservation of natural and human-made resources as the primary goals. The Conference is a forum for exchanging knowledge, information and experiences among researchers, administrators, regulators, extension personnel, practitioners, and students. Participants have various professional backgrounds, but all have one common interest – managing human-wildlife conflicts.
Additional information about the Conference can be found at the Conference website: www.vpconference.org