People who live in or visit Arizona can expect to see many species of wildlife. More and more often though, wild animals are venturing into areas where people live. Sometimes the wildlife becomes a problem, either by hammering on the side of the house, digging a den under the front porch, or eating all of your brand new landscaping plants. You can usually enjoy wildlife watching from a distance, but sometimes wildlife encounters involve conflict.
Preventing problems with wildlife is much simpler and less aggravating than dealing with the problems after they occur. Fortunately, taking a few simple steps can help you prevent many of the most common wildlife-related problems around your home. A number of proven methods can be used to solve the problem when it cannot be prevented. These web pages were developed to provide residents of Arizona with information about how to coexist with Arizona’s wildlife, especially in urban areas.
Living with Urban Wildlife - Outreach Volunteer Training
Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation and the Arizona Game and Fish Department are seeking volunteers to deliver urban wildlife public education programs in the Tucson area. Trained volunteers make Living with Urban Wildlife (LWUW) presentations to local community groups and staff the mobile exhibit trailer at public events. During a three-day training, volunteers learn about the natural history of common desert wildlife, discuss methods to avoid and mitigate common wildlife/human conflicts, and are introduced to the LWUW mobile exhibit and digital slide presentation. Reservations Required. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-615-7855.
Dates: October 21, October 22, October 23
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
Where: Pima County Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Visitor Center, 3482 East River Road
Learn more about living with
- Learn how to identify and
live with mountain
raptors, and other
- Find out how to deal with injured, sick, or orphaned wildlife near your home
- Get the answers to your wildlife questions: Frequently Asked Questions
wildlife control business
- Learn more about Arizona's
13 species of rattlesnakes
Learn more about Landscaping for Desert Wildlife
following Web pages provide Arizona homeowners,
landscapers and urban planners with basic information
about selecting plants and designing landscapes
that attract native birds and small animals.