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Chintimini Wildlife Center "Human-Wildlife Conflicts": Every year as animals move around looking for food, shelter, and places to nest and have their babies, the potential for nuisance wildlife situations arises. While most people are thrilled to see wildlife, not everyone relishes the idea of sharing their property with them.  This web page has a great list of simple actions you can take to reduce conflict and live more easily with your resident wildlife.

If you are experiencing issues with rodent-related damage to crops you might consider attracting birds of prey. A resource on this can be found via Oregon State University Extension. This guide can also be found attached at the bottom of this page.

The Humane Society of the United States: Learn about innovative, effective, and humane approaches for solving problems with wildlife via the “Find Answers to Wildlife Problems” tool.  Humane and non-lethal solutions are given priority when addressing conflicts between people and wildlife.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: Learn about co-existing with wildlife from WDFW, and how to deal with animals on your property through their "Nuisance Wildlife" and "Living with Wildlife" web resources.

For personalized advice on dealing with conflicts with wildlife, call Chintimini Wildlife Center's Wildlife Hotline at 541-745-5324, available 9am-5pm daily. 


Disclaimer: The information above is provided for educational purposes only. We encourage you to do your own research on specific methods that will work best for you and your property. Any beliefs and/or opinions stated by the resources listed above do not necessarily reflect the belief and/or opinion of Benton County, or its affiliate organizations.