University of Maryland Extension

Forest Threats - Wildlife

General Resources

Reporting Nuisance, Sick or Injured Wildlife -Use a toll-free telephone number to report nuisance, injured or sick wildlife situations

Wildlife Damage Management - University of Maryland Extension - eXtension news

Internet Center for Wildlife Damage - The Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management is a non-profit, grant funded site that provides research-based information on how to responsibly handle wildlife damage problems. Provided by Cornell University, Clemson University, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and Utah State University.


Wildlife Species (Common Name) 

White-tailed Deer

White-Tailed Deer

Deer in Maryland: Suburban Deer Management - Options and Choices for Decision-Makers - Documents related to 2011 conference

Managing Deer Damage in Maryland - University of Maryland Extension Bulletin #354

Resistance of Ornamentals to Deer Damage - University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet FS-655

Using Commercial Deer Repellents To Manage Deer Browsing in The Landscape - University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet FS-810

Deer in Maryland - Maryland DNR Forest Service

Community-Based Deer Management - The Northeast Wildlife Damage Management Research and Outreach Cooperative

Maryland Annual Deer Report 2017-2018- Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife & Heritage Service annual harvest statistics summary

Non-Lethal Wildlife Management - Final report from the Maryland Non-Lethal Wildlife Management Task Force (January 2002)

Howard County Deer Management - Reports related to white-tailed deer management from the Howard County (MD) Deer Task Force.

Deer in Montgomery County - Current status of efforts in Montgomery County (MD).

Deer, Communities & Quality of Life - Ecosystem Management Project (Pennsylvania). This booklet examines Lyme disease, impact on home gardening and landscaping, highway safety and other issues surrounding Pennsylvania’s growing urban deer problem. Impacts on forest health and other wildlife are also discussed.

Fundamentals of Deer Management - West Virginia DNR Wildlife Resources.


 Meadow Vole


Reducing Vole Damage to Plants in Landscapes, Orchards and Nurseries - University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet #654

Vole Damage Control in Forest Plantations - Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Meadow Vole and Pine Vole - Cornell University and the New York State IPM Program

Voles (Meadow Mice) - University of California Integrated Pest Management Project

Controlling Vole Damage - University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension


 Canada Geese and goslings

Canada Geese

Canada Geese - University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet FS-612

Maryland Invasive Species Council

When Resident Geese Become a Problem - MD Dept of Natural Resources Wildlife Division

 Black Bear

Black Bears

Living with Black Bears - Maryland Department of Natural Resources



Managing Nuisance Beavers Along Roadside: A Guide for Highway Departments - Cornell University Media & Technology Services Resource Center

Beaver Damage Control Booklet - Ron McNeely, biologist of the Missouri Conservation Department



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