Jessie Birckhead — “Coexisting with Wildlife: A Practical Guide to Common Human-Wildlife Interactions and How to Handle Them”
People across North Carolina are increasingly interacting with wildlife in their daily lives. These close encounters can be exciting but too often end in trouble for the animals involved. Jessie Birckhead, Extension Wildlife Biologist for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, will share stories and practical advice for addressing interactions with wildlife – from helping cattle farmers deal with black vulture depredation to debunking the myth of “orphaned” fawns. Jessie will share tips and resources to address problem situations, and provide ideas for how to talk to others about interacting with wildlife.