Scott Hygnstrom

Scott Hygnstrom

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Title Emeritus Wildlife Damage Professor
Address 420 Westwoods Lane
Stevens Points WI
64482
Phone 715-544-9379
E-mail shygnstrom1@unl.edu
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Hi, I'm Scott Hygnstrom, professor emeritus and extension wildlife damage specialist for the School of Natural Resources. I'm associated with the fisheries and wildlife undergraduate major and the wildlife ecology graduate specialization.

My major interests have been wildlife damage management, integrated pest management, biological management (control) of pests, wildlife-agriculture interactions, wildlife diseases, human dimensions in wildlife, and the ecology of ungulates (hoofed mammals), rodents, and predators.

Scott Hygnstrom
Scott Hygnstrom, professor of wildlife and extension wildlife damage specialist, talks to farmers.

Wildlife damage issues are pervasive throughout society, and human-wildlife conflicts are increasing in frequency, impact and significance. Public demand for information and services in wildlife damage management is increasing across the nation.

My programs included the revision of "Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage," a book I co-edited that has been published by University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension. Written by many authors, including some in the School, at two volumes comprising 850 pages and 11,400 copies sold, it has become the leading reference in wildlife damage management.

I'm also worked on expanding the "Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management," teaching classes in wildlife damage management and wildlife diseases, surveillance of wildlife diseases in Nebraska, and research programs on deer and chronic wasting disease in Nebraska.

My most recent research involves the ecology of elk in Nebrask; the effects of frightening devices in reducing deer damage in cornfields; prairie dogs and the prairie ecosystem; the annual Urban Pest Management Conference; integrated pest management in K-12 schools in Nebraska; and economic modeling of rodents in swine facilities.

As a testimony to the needs being met by these programs, the Integrated Pest Management-Vertebrates program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln stands out as a national leader in wildlife damage management. More than 30 graduates from our program have established careers in wildlife damage management in federal, state, and private institutions.

I received my bachelor's in biology at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1980; my master's in natural resources-wildlife from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1983; and my Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988. I've been at this university since then.

As mentioned above, my extension publishing has included:

  • Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage
  • Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management
  • Prairie Dogs and the Prairie Ecosystem

Selected Publications

Curtis, P.D., Hygnstrom, S.E. Vantasse, S.M., Smith, R. 2014. Species Information for the Northeastern United States Wildlife Damage Management for Master Gardeners. School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska. pp. 150.
Curtis, P.D., Hygnstrom, S.E., Vantasse, S.M., Smith, R. 2014. Wildlife Damage Management for Master Gardeners. School of Natural Resources, Universityof Nebraska. pp. 98.
Vantassel, S., Tyre, R., Hygnstrom, S. E. (2014). An evaluation of two traps and sets for trapping the plains pocket gopher. Human Wildlife Interactions, 8, 100-107. Online
Vantassel, S.M., Hygnstrom S.E., Curtis, P.D., Hygnstrom. J.R., Smith, R. 2014. Wildlife Damage Management for Nebraska Master Gardeners. Lincoln: Nebraska Extension, Univeristy of Nebrska. Pp. 216. Online
Groepper, S. R., Vrtiska, M. P., Powell, L. A., Hygnstrom, S. E. (2012). Evaluation of the effects of September hunting seasons on resident Canada geese in Nebraska. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 36, 524–530. Online
Cover, M.A., S.E. Hygnstrom, S.R. Groepper, D.W. Oates, K.M. Hams, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2011. Surveillance of selected diseases in free-ranging elk in Nebraska, 1995-2009. Great Plains Research 21:145-151 . Online
Hygnstrom, S.E., K.C. VerCauteren, S.R. Groepper, G.W. Garabrandt, and J.A. Gubanyi. 2011. Effects of seasons and hunting on space use of female white-tailed deer in a developed landscape in southeastern Nebraska. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:220-226 Online
Lavelle, M.J. , K.C. VerCauteren, T.J. Hefley, G.E. Phillips, S.E. Hygnstrom, D.B. Long, J.W. Fischer, S.R. Swafford, and T.R. Campbell. 2011. Evaluation of fences for containing feral swine under simulated depopulations conditions. Journal of Wildlife Management. 75: 1200-1208. Online
VerCauteren, K.C. and S.E. Hygnstrom. 2011. Managing white-tailed deer: Midwest North America. Biology and Management of White-tailed Deer. Ch 17: 501-535. Online
Baasch, D., J. Fischer, S. Hygnstrom, K. VerCauteren, A. Tyre, J. Millspaugh, J. Merchant and J. Volesky. 2010. Resource Selection by Elk in an Agro-forested Landscape in Northwestern Nebraska. Environmental Management, 46:725-737 Online
Baasch, D.M., A.J Tyre, S.E. Hygnstrom, J.J. Millspaugh, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2010. An evaluation of three statistical methods used to model resource selection. Ecological Modeling 221:565-574. Online
Crank, D.R. S.E. Hygnstrom, S.R. Groepper, and K.M. Hams. 2010. Landowner attitudes toward elk in the Pine Ridge region of northwestern Nebraska. Human-Wildlife Interactions 4:67-76. Online
Julian, T.J, S.M. Vantassel, S.R. Groepper, and S.E. Hygnstrom. 2010. Opinion paper: euthanasia methods in field settings for wildlife damage management. Human-Wildlife Interactions 4:158-164. Online
Lavelle, M.J. , J.W. Fischer, S.E. Hygnstrom , J.J. White, A.M. Hildreth, G.E. Phillips, and. K.C. VerCauteren. 2010. Response of deer to containment by a poly-mesh fence for mitigating disease outbreaks. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1620-1625. Online
Vantassel, S. V., T. L. Hiller, K. D. J. Powell, and S. E. Hygnstrom. 2010. Using advancements in cable-trapping to overcome barriers to furbearer management in the United States. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:934–939. Online
Vantassel, S.M., Hygnstrom, S.E. 2010. Rodent-Proof Construction: Drains and Feeding Equipment. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Online
Virchow, D.R., S.M. Vantassel, S.E. Hygnstrom, D.M. Ferraro, J.J. Lusk, and M. Wilhite. 2010. Cottontail control: an overview. Wildlife Control Technology. 17(3):32-34.
Virchow, D.R., S.M. Vantassel, S.E. Hygnstrom, D.M. Ferraro, J.J. Lusk, and M. Wilhite. 2010. Habits and habitat: cottontail rabbits. Wildlife Control Technology. 17(3):13-14.
Walter, W.D., K.C. VerCauteren, H. Campa III, W.R. Clark, J.W. Fischer, S.E. Hygnstrom, N.E. Mathews, C.K. Nielsen, E.M. Shauber, T.R. Van Deelen, and S.R. Winterstein. 2010. Regional assessment on influence of landscape configuration and connectivity on range size of white-tailed deer. Landscape Ecology 24:1405-1420.
Walter, W.D., M.J. Lavelle, J.W. Fischer, T.L. Johnson, S.E. Hygnstrom, C.W. Anderson, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2010. Management of damage by elk (Cervus elaphus): a review. Wildlife Research. 37: 630-646. Online
Crank, R.D., S.E. Hygnstrom, and S.R. Groepper. 2009. Tourist attitudes toward elk management in the Pine Ridge region of northwestern Nebraska. Great Plains Research 19:215-223. Online
Frost, C.J., S.E. Hygnstrom, A.J. Tyre, K.M. Eskridge, D.M. Baasch, J.R. Boner, G.M. Clements, J.M. Gilsdorf, T.C. Kinsell, K.C. VerCauteren. 2009. Probabilistic movement model with emigration simulates movements of deer in Nebraska, 1990-2006. Ecological Modeling 220:2481-2490. Online
Hygnstrom, S., C. Frost, S. Vantassel, T. Bass, A. Blythe, H. Christensen, M. Colling, C. Cowan, B. Erb, M. Gruntorad, K. Herlacher, R. Howser, A. Kester, B. Lawyer, J. McFadden, M. McGuire, M. Pakes, A. Rasmussen, J. Schenk, J. Small, A. Smith, G. Wiemer, and C. Zajac. 2009. A community-based approach to managing white-tailed deer in Wilderness Park, Lincoln, Nebraska. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 15 pp.
Hygnstrom, S.E., P.D. Skelton, S.J. Josiah, J.M. Gilsdorf, D.R. Virchow, J.A. Brandle, A.K. Jayaprakash, K.M. Eskridge, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2009. White-tailed deer browsing and rubbing preferences for trees and shrubs that produce non-timber forest products. HortTechnology 19:204-211. Online
Powell, L., S. Riley, A. Tyre, and S. Hygnstrom. 2009. The value of early experience: students know they need it, but how do they get it? The Wildlife Professional 3(4):45-47.
Powell, L.A., A.J. Tyre, S.E. Hygnstrom, D.A. Wedin, P.R. Hanson, M.S. Kuzila, and J.B. Swinehart. 2009. Wilderness serendipity: planning and assessing learning during an experiential field course.North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 53: 56-61. Online
Walter, W.D., K.C. VerCauteren, H. Campa, W.R. Clark, J.W. Fischer, S.E. Hygnstrom, N.E. Mathews, C.K. Nielsen, E.M. Schauber, T.R. Van Deelen, and S.R. Winterstein. 2009. Landscape Ecology 24:1405-142. Online
Walter, W.D., K.C. VerCauteren, J.M. Gilsdorf, and S.E. Hygnstrom. 2009. Crop, native vegetation, and biofuels: long-term response of white-tailed deer to changing habitat management priorities. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:339-344. Online
Wilson, S., A.R. Doster, J.D. Hoffman, and S.E. Hygnstrom. 2009. First record of pseudorabies in feral swine in Nebraska. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45:874-876. Online
Frickey, K.A., M.A. Cover, S.E. Hygnstrom, S.R. Groepper, H.H. Genoways, K.M. Hams, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2008. Historic and recent distributions of elk in Nebraska. Great Plains Research 18:189-204. Online
Gilsdorf, J.M., K.C. VerCauteren, S.E. Hygnstrom, W.D. Walter, J.R. Boner, and G.M. Clements. 2008. An integrated vehicle-mounted system for VHF telemetry applications. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1241-1246. Online
Groepper, S. R., P. J. Gabig, M. P. Vrtiska, J. M. Gilsdorf, S. E. Hygnstrom, and L. A. Powell. 2008. Population and spatial dynamics of resident Canada geese in southeastern Nebraska. Human-wildlife Conflicts 2:271-278. Online
Gubanyi, J.A., J.A. Savidge, S.E. Hygnstrom, K.C. Vercauteren, G.W. Garabrandt, and S.P. Korte. 2008. Deer impact on vegetation in natural areas in southeastern Nebraska. Natural Areas Journal 28:121-129. Online
Hygnstrom, S.E., S.R. Groepper, K.C. VerCauteren, C.J. Frost, J.R. Boner, T.C. Kinsell, and G.M. Clements. 2008. Literature review of mule deer and white-tailed deer movements in western and midwestern landscapes. Great Plains Research 18:219-231. Online
Vantassel, S., S.E. Hygnstrom, P.D. Curtis, R.H. Schmidt, G.A. Yarrow, and R. Smith. 2007. The new Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management. Vertebrate Pest Conference 22:489-491.
Foster-McDonald, N.S., S.E. Hygnstrom, and S.P. Korte. 2006. Effects of a visual barrier fence on behavior and movements of black-tailed prairie dogs. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:1069-1074. Online
Renter, D.G., D.P. Gnad, J.M. Sargeant, and S.E. Hygnstrom. 2006. Prevalence and serovars of Salmonella in feces of free-ranging white-tailed deer in Nebraska. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 42:699-703. Online
VerCauteren, K.C., J.M. Gilsdorf, S.E. Hygnstrom, P.B. Fioranelli, J.A. Wilson, and S. Barras. 2006. Green and blue lasers are ineffective for dispersing deer at night. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:371-374. Online
VerCauteren, K.C., M.J. Lavelle, and S.E. Hygnstrom. 2006. A simulation model for determining cost-effectiveness of fences for reducing deer damage. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:16-22. Online
VerCauteren, K.C., M.J. Lavelle, and S.E. Hygnstrom. 2006. Fences and deer damage management: a review of design and efficacy. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:191-200. Online
Hygnstrom, S., S. Vantassel, C. Adams, D. Anderson, C. Becker, J. Brannen, K. Corman, C. Daily, D. DeLape, D. Ekberg, J. Freese, K. Fricke, J. Jones, P. Kniep, L. Kotas, M. Lippincott, C. Lund, S. Moore, L. Pierce, T. Schmidt, T. Simonsen, and R. Walrath. 2005. Pigeon management in Lincoln, Nebraska: a community-based, integrated plan. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 25 pp.
Hygnstrom, S.E., M. Cover, B. Stillings, R. Crank, J. Fischer, J. Merchant and S. Korte. 2005. Elk in Nebraska: Opportunity or Another Private-Public Land Conundrum, Proceedings of the 11th Wildlife Damage Management Conference (D.L. Nolte and K.A. Fagerstone, eds.). Fort Collins, CO: USDA/APHIS, 213-218. Online
Vantassel, S., Hygnstrom, S.E., Ferraro, D. 2005. Controlling House Mice. Lincoln Extension, University of Nebraska. Online
Vantassel, S., Hygnstrom, S.E., Ferraro, D., 2005. Remvoing Skunk Odor. Cooperative Extension, University of Nebraska. pp. 4. Online
Hygnstrom, S. E., Hobbs, J. M.,Bruner, J. G., Weverka, J., Virchow, D. R., Ferraro, D. M. 2003. Assistance with Wildlife Damage Problems in Nebraska. Cooperative Extension, University of Nebraska. pp. 4 Online
Virchow, D. R., Hygnstrom, S. E., Anderson, B. E. 2003. Controlling Pocket Gophers in Nebraska. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Online
Virchow, D.R., Hygnstrom, S.E., Anderson, B. E. 2003. Using Burrow Builders for Pocket Gopher Control. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Online
Hygnstrom, S. E., Virchow, D. R., Hobbs, J. M. 2002. Prairie Dogs and Their Control. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Online
Hygnstrom, S.E., Virchow, D.R. 2002. Prairie Dogs and the Prairie Ecosystem. Lincoln: University of Nebraska. pp. 8. Online
Hygnstrom, S.E., Virchow, D.R., Hobbs, J. M. 2002. Fumigation of Burrowing Rodents with Aluminum Phosphide or Gas Cartridges. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Virchow, D. and S. Hygnstrom 2002. The Pre-settlement Black-tailed Prairie Dog in the Great Plains: Superabundance or Local Abundance?. Great Plains Research. 12:255-260 .
Renter, D., Sargeant, J., Hygnstrom, S., Hoffman, J., Gillespie, J. 2001. Escherichia Coli O157:h7 in Free-ranging Deer in Nebraska. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 37:755-760. Online
Virchow, D.R., Hobbs, J.M., Fryda, R., Hygnstrom, S.E. 2001. Controlling Beaver Damage. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Online
DeNicola, T., K. VerCauteren, P. Curtis and S. Hygnstrom 2000. Managing Deer in Suburban Environments: a Technical Guide. Cornell University Press. 52
Hygnstrom, S., VerCauteren, K. 2000. Efficacy of Five Fumigants for Managing Black-tailed Prairie Dogs. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 45:159-168. Online
Hygnstrom, S., VerCauteren, K., Hines, R., Mansfield, C. 2000. Efficacy of In-furrow Zinc Phosphide Pellets for Controlling Rodent Damage in No-till Corn. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 45:215-222.
Hygnstrom, S.E., Virchow, D.R. 2000. Prevention and Control of Rabbit Damage. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
VerCauteren, K., S. Hygnstrom, R. Timm, R. Corrigan, J. Beller, L. Bitney, M. Brumm, D. Meyer, D. Virchow and R. Wills 2000. Development of a Model to Assess Rodent Control in Swine Facilities.Human Conflicts with Wildlife: Economic Considerations. 59-64. Online
Virchow, D. R., Hygnstrom, S. E., Hobbs, J. M. 1999. Tree Squirrels and Their Control. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Online
Hygnstrom, S., P. McDonald and D. Virchow 1998. Efficacy of Three Formulations of Zinc Phosphide for Managing Black-tailed Prairie Dogs. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 41:1-6. Online
VerCauteren, K. and S. Hygnstrom 1998. Effects of Agricultural Activities and Hunting on Home Ranges of Female White-tailed Deer. Journal of Wildlife Management. 62:280-285 .
Ferraro, D., Hygnstrom, S.E. 1996. Moles and Their Control. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Online
Virchow, D.R., Hygnstrom, S.E. 1996. Using Burrow Builders for Pocket Gopher Control. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Online
Hygnstrom, S. E., Timm, R. M., Larson, G. E. 1994. Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage. University of Nebraska. Online
Virchow, D.R., Hygnstrom, S.E. 1992. The Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel: Controlling Damage. Extension, University of Nebraska. pp. 4.
Vantassel, S., Hygnstrom, S. E., Ferraro, D. 1988, revised 2005. Controlling Vole Damage. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Online
Case, R.M., Stubbendieck, J., Hygnstrom, S.E., Virchow, D.R. 1987. Pocket Gophers and Their Control. [Brochure]. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Clements , G.M., S.E. Hygnstrom, and K.C. VerCauteren. In press. Home range and movements of male white-tailed deer: implications for management of infectious diseases. Journal of Wildlife Management.
Clements, G. Hygnstrom, S, Vantassel, S., Baasch, D. Clements, M. Netted Cage Traps For Deer Tips and Techniques. [DVD]. School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska.
DeNicola, A.J., VerCauteren, K.C., Curtis, P.D., Hygnstrom, S. Managing White-Tailed Deer in Suburban Environments. Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Wildlife Society– Wildlife Damage Management Working Group, The Northeast Wildlife Damage Research and Outreach Cooperative. pp. 52. Online

Educational Background

  • BS - University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Biology, Conservation (1980)
  • MS - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Wildlife (1983)
  • PhD - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wildlife Ecology (1988)

Awards

  • Spring 2013 – Career Award awarded by The Wildlife Society - Nebraska Chapter 
  • 2012 – Educator of the Year awarded by National Wildlife Contol Operators Association 
  • 2011 – Holling Family Awards for Teaching Excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources awarded by UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources 
  • 2010 – Conservation Education Award awarded by The Wildlife Society 
  • 2008 – Twenty-year Service Award awarded by University of Nebraska 
  • 2007 – Award of Excellence awarded by Northeast Extension Directors Association 
  • 2005 – Excellence in Team Programming Award awarded by UNL-Extension 
  • 2003 – Professor of the Month awarded by UNL Mortar Board, The Black Masque Chapter 
  • 2003 – Professional Development Certificate awarded by The Wildlife Society 
  • 2002 – Charles E. Bessey Award awarded by UNL Center for Great Plains Studies 
  • 2001 – Educational Publication Award awarded by Soil and Water Conservation Society 
  • 2000 – Team Programming Awards awarded by Nebraska Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi 
  • 1999 – Team Programming Awards awarded by Nebraska Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi 
  • 1999 – Distinguished Service Award awarded by Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association-Specialists Section 
  • 1997 – Certificates of Excellence awarded by American Society of Agronomy 
  • 1997 – Early Career Award awarded by Epsilon Sigma Phi 
  • 1996 – Communication Award awarded by Berryman Institute for Wildlife Damage Management 
  • 1996 – Team Programming Awards awarded by Nebraska Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi 
  • 1996 – Excellence in Team Programming Award awarded by UNL-Extension 
  • 1995 – Certificates of Excellence awarded by American Society of Agronomy 
  • 1995 – Educational Aids Award awarded by American Society of Horticultural Science 
  • 1994 – Outstanding New Specialist Award awarded by Nebraska Coop Extension Association-Specialists Section 
  • 1994 – Excellence in Team Programming Award (2 Awards) awarded by UNL-Extension 
  • 1993 – Award of Merit awarded by Council for the Advancement of Science Education 
  • 1992 – Professional Development Certificate awarded by The Wildlife Society 
  • 1991 – Team Effort Award awarded by UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources 
  • 1991 – Excellence in Team Programming Award awarded by UNL-Extension 
  • 1990 – Certified Wildlife Biologist awarded by The Wildlife Society 

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Applied Ecology

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Mammalogists
  • Center for Great Plains Studies
  • Extension Fish and Wildlife Specialists
    • Steering Committee 2007-2010
  • National Animal Damage Control Association
    • Vice President 2000-2006
  • Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association
    • Specialist Section Chair 2000-2002
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • The Wildlife Society
    • Board Representative 1992-1994, 2008-2009
  • The Wildlife Society
    • Nebraska Chapter President (elect, standing, past) 1995-1998
  • The Wildlife Society
    • Wildife Disease Working Group Chair 2009-2010
  • The Wildlife Society
    • Widlife Damage Management Working Group Chair 1996-1998
  • USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services
  • USDA-APHIS-WS-National Wildlife Research Center
  • Wildlife Disease Association

Notable Websites

Areas of Interest

  • Information and education
  • Technology transfer
  • Wildlife control and damage
  • Wildlife ecology/habitat deer and their habitat
  • elk and their habitat
  • Ecology of ugulates, carnivores, and rodents
  • Ecology of wildlife diseases
  • Impacts of an solutions for dealing with wildlife damage

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Nebraska Master Naturalist Program
Starting Date 4/29/2014
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $87,433.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

 
Grant Title Outdoor U
Starting Date 7/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 6/30/2016
Funding Level $262,381.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Nebraska Master Naturalist
Starting Date 7/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Co-PIs
Annabel Major
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $135,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Nebraska Master Naturalist
Starting Date 7/31/2012
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Co-PIs
Annabel Major
Ending Date 6/30/2013
Funding Level $77,900.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

 
Grant Title Outdoor U Program (additional funding)
Starting Date 2/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 6/30/2012
Funding Level $26,135.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Wildlife Disease Surveillance
Starting Date 9/23/2011
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 9/22/2012
Funding Level $30,000.00
Funding Source US Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Toward the Development of Spatially Explicit Models of Wildlife Disease (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/30/2011
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 8/30/2012
Funding Level $100,100.00
Funding Source Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

 
Grant Title NE EIPM-CS Coordination Program 2011 (additional funding)
Starting Date 9/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Richard Koelsch
Co-PIs
Scott Hygnstrom
Mark Bernads
Frederick Baxendale
Jeffrey Bradshaw
Roch Gaussoin
Tamra Jackson
Haishun Yang
Shirpat Kamble
Charles Ogg
Zac Reicher
Anne Streich
Amy Timmerman
Robert Wright
Ending Date 8/31/2012
Funding Level $223,305.00
Funding Source NE EIPM

 
Grant Title Evaluate Deer Crossing I-80 (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/1/2008
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 12/31/2011
Funding Level $5,553.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Roads

 
Grant Title Master Naturalist Program (additional funding)
Starting Date 6/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 6/30/2012
Funding Level $3,707.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Evaluate Deer Crossing I-80 (additional funding)
Starting Date 1/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 12/31/2012
Funding Level $16,069.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Roads

 
Grant Title Development of Spatially Explicit Models of Wildlife Disease (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/30/2010
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 8/30/2011
Funding Level $220,000.00
Funding Source US Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Outdoor U Program
Starting Date 7/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 6/30/2013
Funding Level $226,655.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Nebraska Master Naturalist Program: Recruitment, Training, and Management of Conservation Volunteers (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 6/30/2011
Funding Level $50,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

 
Grant Title Wildlife Damage Management Enhancement
Starting Date 7/1/2008
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 6/30/2009
Funding Level $3,750.00
Funding Source eXtension Fund

 
Grant Title Wild Turkeys: Real and Perceived Damage Literature Review
Starting Date 1/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 12/31/2009
Funding Level $1,000.00
Funding Source National Wild Turkey Federation

 
Grant Title Analysis of Games and Parks Commission Data Related to Hemorrhagic Disease
Starting Date 10/1/2008
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 3/31/2009
Funding Level $5,500.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Developing Models of Wildlife Disease
Starting Date 8/31/2008
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 5/31/2010
Funding Level $138,015.00
Funding Source US Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

 
Grant Title Effectiveness of a Humane, Non-Lethal Technique for Raccoon Removal from Human-Occupied Structures in Urban Areas
Starting Date 3/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Co-PIs
Stephen Vantassel
Tim Hiller
Ending Date 12/31/2009
Funding Level $13,758.00
Funding Source Pest Management Foundation

 
Grant Title Assessment of Best Practices for Redistribution Elk to Benefit Vegetation in Rocky Mountain National Park
Starting Date 8/15/2009
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 9/30/2010
Funding Level $35,761.00
Funding Source National Parks Service

 
Grant Title Master Naturalist Program
Starting Date 6/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Ending Date 5/31/2012
Funding Level $46,977.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Master Naturalist Program
Starting Date 6/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Co-PIs
Annabel Major
Ending Date 5/31/2012
Funding Level $75,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Nebraska Master Naturalist Program: Recruitment, Training, and Management of Conservation Volunteers
Starting Date 4/15/2008
Principal Investigators
Scott Hygnstrom
Co-PIs
Annabel Major
Ending Date 6/30/2012
Funding Level $192,639.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

 

SNR Speakers Bureau

What I can speak about:

Wildlife, wildlife damage management, wildlilfe diseases, and screenings of the film "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time"

When I am most available to speak:

Based on work schedule

What target audiences I am most comfortable speaking to:

  • College
  • OLLI - lifelong learning for adults 50 years and older)
  • General Public
  • Technical

 

 

Outreach Events

National Workshop Series on Wildlife Damage Management

When: Throughout the year
Where:
Website: http://icwdm.org

What is this event about:

Annual workshops on resolving human-wildlife conflicts. Since 2008, we have included workshops on management of white-tailed deer, resident Canada geese, urban coyotes, and shooting in sensitive environments. Workshops being scheduled for 2012 include bat management (July) and chemical immobilization (December).

Who sponsors this event:

UNL-SNR-Wildlife Damage Management Program

What target audiences is this event most geared towards:

  • College
  • OLLI - lifelong learning for adults 50 years and older
  • General Public
  • Technical