28th Vertebrate
Pest Conference

February 26 - March 1, 2018

DoubleTree - Sonoma Wine Country
Rohnert Park, California

28th Vertebrate Pest Conference

Sponsored by:
The Vertebrate Pest Council

Featuring Special Symposia:
Living with Wolves
Vertebrate Toxicants
Commensal Rodents


You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the 28th Vertebrate Pest Conference, a scientific forum for discussing and exchanging information on human-wildlife conflicts.

Professional Interests of Participants

The Conference makes significant contributions toward understanding and resolving human-wildlife conflicts and wildlife damage problems, promoting better management methodology, and minimizing adverse environmental and ecological effects. Vertebrate pest management is applied ecology focused on improving agriculture, public and wildlife health, and conservation of natural and human-made resources. The Conference is a forum for sharing knowledge and experiences among researchers, administrators, extension personnel, educators, and practitioners in vertebrate pest management and wildlife damage problems. Participants vary in professional background, but all have one common interest - wildlife as vertebrate pests.


The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Sonoma Wine Country from February 26 - March 1, 2018. Sonoma Valley is renowned worldwide for its unique wine tasting opportunities in more than 100 wineries and the wide selection of restaurants specializing in locally harvested fare. Recreational activities include hiking and biking in beautiful natural areas and canoe trips on the Russian River.