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Audubon program to focus on wildlife encounters

By Staff | Feb 1, 2016

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s monthly program for February will feature a presentation about handling encounters with area wildlife.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center in Martinsburg. It will be in the Mountaineer Room of the Robert C. Byrd Building at 2500 Foundation Way.

Admission will be free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The speaker will be West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Manager Joshua Vance.

He will review recommended practices for handling encounters with the kinds of wildlife commonly in our area, emphasizing ways to keep both people and animals safe.

Vance’s work with WVDNR includes community outreach and education on wildlife issues in populated areas. He also specializes in chronic wasting disease surveillance in white-tailed deer, habitat management on state owned wildlife management areas and population and harvest management of game species.

There is plenty of parking at the Health Sciences Center.

For more information go to www.potomacaudubon.org or contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.