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Cows in field

Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use

Recordkeeping Templates

Water Source Testing Log

Animal Monitoring Log

Manure Application Log

Bait Station Control Log

Pest/Rodent Control Log (UVM)

Building sanitation: rodents & birds

Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management
Project of Cornell University, Clemson University, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Utah State University

Rodent Control. UMass Crop, Dairy, Livestock and Equine Program fact sheet.

Rodent- proof construction and exclusion methods. Baker RO, Bodman GR, Timm RM. Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management fact sheet.

Controlling Birds Around Farm Buildings. Brittingham MC, Falker ST.. Pennsylvania State University Extension.


Field Contamination: Assuring Crop Quality with Food Safety in Mind. UVM Fact Sheet. Jan 2013.

Jay-Russell, M.T. (2013). What is the Risk from Wild Animals in Food-Borne Pathogen Contamination of Plants?. CAB Reviews 2013 8, No. 040

Jay-Russell, Michele. “Feral in the Fields: Food Safety Risks from Wildlife.” Food Safety News 19 Sep 2011.

Excluding and Repelling Problem Wildlife from the Garden. UMass Fact Sheet. April 2012.

Controlling Birds Around Farm Buildings. Penn State Extension Fact Sheet. Pub code UH126.

Pest Management Systems to Control Rodents in and around Packing Sheds. University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Pub number 34. Jan 2009.

Webinars & Presentations

Animals, Manure, and Sewage. Penn State Extension. Penn State Farm Food Safety 2012.

Wildlife Damage – CSI Wildlife. Penn State Extension. Recognizing signs of wildlife.

Other Relevant Websites

University of California, UC Food Safety
Co-Management of Food Safety and Sustainability
Including the publication:
Balancing Food Safety and Sustainability: Opportunities for Co-management. UC Davis brief.

The Wild Farm Alliance
The Wild Farm Alliance: Food Safety and Conservation Resources

Penn State Extension
Wildlife Nuisance and Damage

Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs
Deer Management
Living with Wildlife