The MSU Wildlife Management Program responds to immediate needs within local areas and proactively anticipates future challenges and opportunities at local, state, regional, and national levels. Educational programs are based on the latest research information.

The program vigorously strives to maintain the highest standards of objectivity and professional credibility. Five major audiences are targeted: 1) county/reservation Extension faculty, 2) range livestock producers, 3) government agency personnel, 4) smaller acreage landowners, and 5) youth and the urban public.

Extension Topic Areas & Programs

Human-Wildlife Conflict Reduction Wildlife Management Public Benefit of Private Lands Youth Education and 4-H
Large Carnivores Wildlife Monitoring Techniques Bridging the Urban Renewal Divide Outreach
Feral Swine Wildlife Habitat Landowner / Hunter Relations  
Wildlife Disease Wildlife Damage    
Resource Competition      
Livestock Relationships with Wildlife      

Research Interests

Dr. Jared Beaver strives to blend wildlife research with applied management by identifying conservation opportunities which have direct relevance for private landowners and wildlife biologist responsible for conserving and managing wildlife.

Much of his work has focused on population ecology and habitat management of large mammals, particularly game species. However, Jared is continually looking for ways to develop partnerships and gain additional insight into broad multifaceted questions pertaining wildlife management and conservation.R

Recent interest:

  • Utilization of emerging technologies for improving: wildlife population methodology, habitat management efforts, and wildlife-livestock conflict mitigation and prevention
  •  Better understanding land trends (i.e., ownership, wildlife values) and the role they play into changing land use (i.e., land fragmentation, harvest strategies, and disturbances).
Improving Wildlife Detection, Monitoring and Estimation

Human-Wildlife Conflict

Land Enhancement for Wildlife and Livestock Private Lands,
Public Wildlife
  Exploring New Technology to Mitigate Wildlife Conflict: large carnivores, disease transmission, wild pigs, elk/deer Prescribed Fire Land Ownership, Trends and Values
  Indirect Effects on Livestock Cohabitating with Carnivores Invasive and Encroachment Control Exploring Ways to Make Wildlife Assets
    Migration-Friendly Fencing  
    Pest Management