Stephen M. Vantassel is Program Coordinator for Wildlife Damage Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Among his many duties, Stephen is responsible for managing the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management, http://icwdm.org, the nation’s leading source for research-based wildlife damage information on the web.
Though interested in all aspects of wildlife damage management, Stephen has a particular interest in the identification of wildlife damage, rebutting the claims of animal rights activists, and control techniques. He is a member of the NWCOA Certification Committee and assists the wildlife damage management community by being a clearing house of information related to the industry.
Stephen has a Doctorate in Theology with the Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. His dissertation, published under the title Dominion over Wildlife? An Environmental-Theology of Human-Wildlife Relations (Wipf and Stock, 2009), defends the consumptive use of wildlife against the claims of the animal rights movement. He desires to use this theological training to educate the public about the vital role that the fur and animal control industries play in responsible ecological stewardship.
Stephen Vantassel, Project Coordinator
Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln
School of Natural Resources
414 Hardin Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0974
402-472-8961 402-472-8390 fax