The mission of Wildlife Services is to safeguard public health and safety, and to protect Nevada County agriculture, industrial and natural resources through the science and practice of wildlife animal damage control.
Wildlife Services is a cooperative program between the United States Department of Agriculture and Nevada County, and is responsible for the control of non-domestic animals such as skunks, opossums, raccoons, beavers, coyotes, mountain lions, bears, and damaging birds that pose a threat to human or animal health and safety, or cause damage to property, agriculture or livestock.
The main goal of the program is to remove only the animals that are causing the problem. To contact the Federal Trapper assigned to Nevada County, call 530-273-2648 during office hours.
• Place trap and remove animal – $87
• Removal of another animal from same trap at same property - $45
• Site visit for assessment of damage and remediation plan - $63
• Ranch work up to three weeks - $163
• Residential bear and mountain lion work fee - $87
Tips to Prevent Wildlife Encounters
Wildlife Damage Factsheets
USDA Wildlife Services
USDA Coyote Information
USDA Mountain Lion Information
University of California IPM - Information on Coyotes