Ground Squirrels, Gophers, Rats Meet at Local Symposium

Jan 15, 2020

29th Vertebrate Pest Conference

Santa Barbara

The 29th Vertebrate Pest Conference, an educational event for discussing and exchanging information on human-wildlife conflicts, will be held March 2 – March 5, 2020 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Santa Barbara, California. This is an applied Conference with CE units available for those in need. Special symposia for this year's Conference include “Predator Management”, “New Technologies for Managing Wildlife”, and “Island Invaders”, with additional concurrent sessions covering numerous aspects of human-wildlife conflict resolution. The Conference will kick off on Monday, March 2nd with an optional all-day field trip covering many human-wildlife conflict topics in the region. See the Preliminary Program for additional details on both the presentation topics, as well as the field trip details: Pre-registration is now open. Varying registration levels are available including full and daily registration, as well as discounted rates for retirees and students: Hotel rooms are currently reserved at the Conference hotel, but the number is limited. We encourage you to reserve your rooms as soon as possible to ensure the availability of the discounted Conference rate: For additional details, see or contact Niamh Quinn (

By Ben Faber
Author - Advisor

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