Across the United States, wildlife habitat has been substantially changed as human populations expand and land is used for human needs. These human uses and needs often compete with wildlife which increases the potential for conflicting human/wildlife interactions. In addition, segments of the public strive for protection for all wildlife; this protection can create localized conflicts between human and wildlife activities.
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and Animal Damage Control, "Wildlife Damage Management (WDM) in the Northern Utah ADC District" (1996). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 405.