Managing the Roost: Penn State's Crow Relocation Project

Managing the Roost: Penn State's Crow Relocation Project

Wildlife resources expert Margaret Brittingham has partnered with Penn State's Office of Physical Plant to help relocate and manage the extremely large crow population living on the University Park campus. Throughout the winter, resident crows are joined by migrating crows from Canada and the Northern US, all roosting in highly populated areas of campus. The goal of the "crow relocation" program is to coax thousands of crows away from vehicles, sidewalks and populated spots, and guide them to a place where they can thrive and not make life quite so messy. Crow roosts are a nuisance across the nation, especially in the northeast, and Penn State has found a way to humanely manage a problem that is never really solved year to year. To learn more about crows go to www.rps.psu.edu Feature Story Produced by Patrick Mansell.