Canceled: Due to COVID-19, this course has been canceled, but will likely be offered in 2021.
This workshop provides an introduction to Integrated Pest Management, with special emphasis on pest issues in parks located in the Northern Rockies. Using resources in Grand Teton National Park as case studies, participants will learn about the inspection and diagnostics processes best suited for determining what pests are present and the extent of infestation. Time will be spent on properly addressing safety concerns and implementing mitigation measures when working in historic structures that have a proven pest problem. Trainees will become familiar with the specific considerations regarding pests common in greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, such as mice, bats, and swallows, and options for exclusion that remain sensitive to historic structures’ integrity and comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.