Urban Wildlife Conference

Hosted by the North Texas Master Naturalists





What’s The Event?

A conference that includes experts from across the state and nation who will discuss ways to successfully manage wildlife issues. Topics include coyotes, bobcats, birds, bats, small mammals, snakes, and diseases associated with wildlife. This promises to be a fact-filled day.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone working with or interested in managing wildlife populations.


Date: Wednesday July 29, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lunch is included when you register before July 23.


Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Building C
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, TX  75252


Attendees certified with the Texas Animal Control Association (TACA) will receive CEU credit for attending the conference. CEU credits will also be available for technicians and certified applicator’s licensed with the Texas Department of Agriculture and Structural Pest Control Service



Time Activity Speaker
8 to 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 to 9:45 Welcome, Introductions, Urban Wildlife IPM Brett Johnson, TPWD
9:45 to 10 Break
10 to 11 Bats Living with them in a urban setting Dianna Foss, TPWD
11 to noon Wildlife Feeding Ordnances, Leash Laws – how to make this work for your community Jessica Alderson, TPWD
Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch Lunch included with registration
1 to 2 p.m. Rodent Management – ecology, IPM concepts and the diseases they carry Timmy Madere, City of New Orleans
2 to 2:15 Break
2:15 to 3:15 Zoonotic Disease it’s more than rabies – what is happening in TX Sonja L. Swiger, PhD, AgriLife Extension
3:15 to 4:15 Laws and rules governing wildlife control Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension
4:15 to 4:45 Panel Discussion, wrap up, evaluations, certificates All


Contact Us

Brett Johnson, DFW Urban Wildlife Biologist
Texas Parks & Wildlife
Cell phone: 972-293-3841
email: Brett.Johnson@tpwd.texas.gov

Janet A. Hurley, MPA
Extension Program Specialist II – School IPM
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Cell phone:
Email: janet.hurley@agnet.tamu.edu

Registration Information

The cost is $30 per person; the seating is limited so you must pre-register by July 23, 2015.

Please download the registration form and enter one person per form. Return a check payable to North Texas Master Naturalists for $30 for each registrant. Registration is due July 23, 2015 and includes lunch.
Late registration will be $45 each person and will not include a lunch.

Download the registration form here: Registration form is here

If you need a Form W-9: Download it here – it is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format

Return registration and check to:

Urban Wildlife Conference
C/O North Texas Master Naturalists
Texas AgriLife Extension Office
10056 Marsh Lane, Suite 101B
Dallas, Texas 75229

You may pay the registration fee online using PayPal.

Please note: If you use PayPal, please include a photocopy of your PayPal receipt with your registration or write on the registration whose PayPal account was used to pay the registration fee.

Fee $30.00 when paid online via PayPal:


Be An Exhibitor

We will meet in the pavilion at the AgriLife facility. It is a large room and we will have space for exhibitors to setup displays on tables around the perimeter of the room. You will be in contact with the participants throughout the event, during registration, during morning and afternoon breaks and lunch; the Urban Wildlife Conference will take place in one large room so you will have plenty of visibility.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor you will have space on the perimeter of the room. A three by six foot table will be available and two chairs or you can use a six foot space with your materials on the floor or on you own table or stand. The cost for the day will be $100 payable to the North Texas Master Naturalists.

Contact us to reserve a spot:

  • Download the Sponsor Form and return to us:  SponsorshipLevels
  • By email: vicepresident@ntmn.org or by
  • Cell phone at:  972-489-2771 (Bruce Stewart)


Be A Sponsor

If your company would like to be a sponsor for the Urban Wildlife Conference your logo will appear on the program for this event as well as at the registration area. A sponsorship is $250 and payable to the North Texas Master Naturalists.

Contact us to become a sponsor:

  • Download the Sponsor Form and return to us: SponsorshipLevels
  • By email: vicepresident@ntmn.org
  • By cell phone:  972-489-2771 (Bruce Stewart)


Donate a Door Prize

If you would like to donate a door prize you will get recognition in the program as well as when the item is given to a lucky participant.

Contact Joe LaBay to donate a door prize:

  • By email: Joe.LaBay@SBCGlobal.net
  • By cell phone: 214-327-3623


NTMN Members

North Texas Master Naturalists are hosting this event. NTMN members may attend conference sessions at no charge. If you want to have lunch, please pay $10. You will have to let us know in advance if you planning to join us for lunch so we can order one for you.

Volunteer opportunities abound at this event; you can get a lot of volunteer hours before the event working on setup and you may also get hours the day of the event, July 29.

Find out what volunteer opportunities are available here:  www.volunteersignup.org/JH3CW


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