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Final agenda.

The Biology, Management and    Control of Wild Pigs

A Symposium for Land and Resource Managers


Day 1: Wednesday, April 21, Morning


8:00 a.m. (opens)



South Carolina Chapter of Soil & Water Conservation Service (SCSWCS) 

Session 1: Biology of Wild Pigs



9:00 9:10


P. Anderson, USFS- Savannah River (USFS-SR)





9:10-9:30 a.m.



I. D. Green, USFS-SR


9:30-10:00 a.m.          

History and Current Status of Wild Pigs in the U.S.


J. J. Mayer, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC)

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Expansion Dynamics of Wild Pigs in California: Population Genetic Structure and Habitat Availability


R. Loggins, University of North Dakota



10:30-11:00 a.m.




11:00-11:30 a.m.

Reproductive Biology of Wild Pigs

C. E. Comer, University of Georgia (UGA), and J. J. Mayer, WSRC

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wild Pig Food Habits

C. R. Allen, Clemson University



12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided on site)








Day 1: Wednesday, April 21, Afternoon







1:00 p.m.


D. W. Imm, USFS-SR



1:00-1:30 p.m.

Overview of Wild Pig Damage


J. J. Mayer, WSRC



1:30 -2:00 p.m.

Ecological Effects of Wild Pigs in California Oak Woodland Ecosystems


R. Sweitzer, University of North Dakota



2:00-2:30 p.m.

Wild Pig Disturbance to Native Plant Communities and Rare Plant populations

D. W. Imm, USFS-SR





2:30-3:00 p.m.










3:00 p.m.


J. C. Kilgo, Southern Research Station



3:00-3:30 p.m.

Wild Pig Habitat Use and Disturbance in Floodplain Wetlands and Adjacent Uplands at Congaree National Park, South Carolina


S. Zengel, W. Conner and C. R. Allen, Clemson University




3:30-4:00 p.m.

Diseases and Parasites of Wild Pigs

D. E. Stallknecht and S. E. Little, Southeastern  Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study





4:00-4:30 p.m.

Contaminated Groundwater Outcrops as an Attractant For Wild Pigs


D. G. Jackson, F. D. Martin and J. J. Mayer, WSRC




4:30-4:45 p.m.

Session Closure

L. A. Moore-Barnhill, USFS‑SR





Adjourn / Evening Meal (on your own)




Day 2: Thursday, April 22, Morning







8:00 a.m. (opens)




Session 2 Management and Control Techniques for Wild Pigs



8:00 a.m.


I. L. Brisbin, Jr., UGA








8:00-8:10 a.m.


L. A. Moore-Barnhill, USFS‑SR







8:10-8:40 a.m.


P. E. Johns, Carolina Wildlife Control, and J. J. Mayer, WSRC







8:40-9:10 a.m.


J. J. Mayer, WSRC, and R. E. Hamilton, Wild Hog Control







9:10-9:40 a.m.

Control shooting

D. M. Hoffman, USDA/APHIS








9:40-10:00 a.m.









10:00 10:20 a.m.

Contraception of Feral Pigs: A Potential Method for Population and Disease Control

L. A. Miller, USDA National Wildlife Research Center









Comparison of Control Techniques

J. J. Mayer, WSRC







Session 3 Wild Pig Management Case Studies  





10:40 a.m.


J. J. Mayer, WSRC







10:40-11:00 a.m.

Savannah River Site

L. A. Moore-Barnhill, USFS‑SR, and J. J. Mayer, WSRC







11:00-11:20 p.m.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

B. Stiver, National Park Service








11:20 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own) 




















Day 2: Thursday, April 22, Afternoon



Session 3 Wild Pig Management Case Studies  Continued



1:00 p.m.


J. J. Mayer, WSRC



1:001:20 p.m.

Cumberland Island National Seashore

E. O'Connell, National Park Service



1:20-1:40 p.m.

Fort Benning Military Reservation

S. S. Ditchkoff, Auburn University



1:40-2:00 p.m.

Robins Air Force Base

R. Sargent, U.S. Air Force (USAF)



2:00-2:20 p.m.

Eglin Air Force Base

D. D. Teague, USAF




2:20-2:40 p.m.





2:40-3:00 p.m.

Avon Park Air Force Range

J. Bridges, USAF



3:00-3:20 p.m.

A State Wildlife Agency Approach to Feral Hogs and Case Study From Ossabaw Island


H. R. Barnhill and J. Simmons, GA Department of Natural Resources



3:20-3:40 p.m.

Ossabaw Island

I. L. Brisbin, Jr., UGA



3:40-4:00 p.m.

Session Closure/Meeting Adjournment

D. W. Wilson, USFS-SR



Sponsored by U. S. Forest Service-Savannah River