The Botstiber Institute For Wildlife Fertility Control Exists To Advance Effective, Sustainable Methods Of Wildlife Fertility Control



Upcoming Events



The BIWFC will host the Pennsylvania Deer Conflict Management Seminar on Monday, March 25 in Harrisburg, PA. This free Seminar will educate the public about how to resolve deer problems in their backyards and neighborhoods while helping municipalities learn effective and sustainable ways to co-exist with deer and other wildlife. Subsequent seminars are planned for the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas later in 2019 CLICK HERE for more information.


International Urban Wildlife Conference, June 2-5

The BIWFC will present a session on Urban Wildlife Fertility Control at the International Urban Wildlife Conference 2019 in Portland, Oregon. BIWFC will also have an exhibit booth at the conference. Hosted by the Urban Wildlife Working Group of The Wildlife Society, this conference focuses on critical urban wildlife issues.


SCC PZP Immunocontraception Conference, August 7-9

The PZP Immunocontraception Conference, sponsored by the Science and Conservation Center in Billings, Montana, will bring together representatives from various government agencies, NGO’s, tribal communities, sanctuaries, universities and international delegates who work at controlling wildlife populations with PZP Immunocontraception. They will have the opportunity to discuss successes, failures, and struggles encountered in their PZP fertility control projects. In addition, researchers, who are advancing PZP technology, will discuss and update the attendees on the current and ongoing research and share what the future of fertility control may hold.

According to SCC Executive Director, Kim Frank, being able to share information and ideas is one of the most valuable aspects of this conference. “We are super excited to bring together PZP applicators so they can not only learn from the speakers but most importantly, each other,” Frank said.  For more information visit


Pathways 2019 Conference, Sept. 22 – 26 

The BIWFC will exhibit at Pathways 2019: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training  hosted by Colorado State University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO.  Pathways 2019 aims at bringing researchers and practitioners together that value the potential contributions of social science to the improvement of conservation management.


AFS & TWS 2019 Joint Conference, Sept. 29 – Oct. 3

The BIWFC will exhibit at The American Fisheries Society (AFS) & The Wildlife Society (TWS) 2019 Joint Conference in Reno, Nevada from September 29 through October 3.  This historic joint conference at the Reno-Sparks Conference Center will offer educational and networking sessions for wildlife and fisheries professionals, educators, students, and influencers.

Recent Events

Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Fertility Control Workshop 

The BIWFC hosted a Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Fertility Control Workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on November 8, 2018. This unique workshop convened researchers, professionals, and government officials to discuss the implementation of fertility control to manage free-roaming horses and burros.  To read more and to see speaker presentations CLICK HERE.

State of the Field Webinar

Wildlife Fertility Control to Mitigate Human -Wildlife Conflicts

The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control hosted a webinar exploring the major advances in the field of wildlife fertility control over the last 10 years. CLICK HERE to view the webinar.


BIWFC hosted an exhibit and reception at The Wildlife Society’s 25th Annual Conference in Cleveland. The conference took place in the Huntington Convention Center and included more than 1600 attendees. In addition, two BIWFC Advisory Board members presented papers during the conference. 


Past Events

BIWFC Video Crew Travels West to Film Wildlife 

To further advance the BIWFC goal of educating the public about fertility control as a wildlife management option, the Institute is producing a video about BIWFC and on-going wildlife fertility control efforts. Members of the BIWFC staff have recently traveled to Montana, Colorado and Assateague Island in Maryland to videotape wildlife for this project. READ MORE.

BIWFC Participates in ACC&D 6th International Symposium

The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control (BIWFC) attended the 6th International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control hosted by the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D) in Boston, MA in late July. In addition to serving as a symposium sponsor BIWFC also hosted an exhibit table and participated in several sessions. READ MORE.

Urban Deer Fertility Control Workshop

This workshop was held in Tarrytown, NY on May 2, and included presentations from professionals on urban deer management planning, surgical sterilization project planning, immunocontraception research, and federal and state regulations. READ MORE.

8th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control

On July 18 – 21, 2017, the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control hosted the 8th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control in Washington, DC. The conference was a continuation of an international forum on research into the management of wildlife populations through contraception that began 30 years ago.  More than 100 attendees from 12 countries were in attendance.  READ MORE