Crow Management

Crow Management in the City of Nampa

The primary goal of the City of Nampa crow management plan is to move crows from an area where they cause excessive nuisance and damage to an area where they will pose less of a problem.

Regular and timely communication with the public is a top priority. Our intent is to inform, educate, and provide status updates which emphasize our program goals and expected outcomes.

One of our first steps was to establish a working group followed by a data collection effort for developing a baseline of information on crow activity in Nampa. 

Our working group meets in the Mayor’s Conference Room in Nampa City Hall on the third Thursday of every month from 12-1 p.m.

Over the last 7 months, we have reached out to residents and local businesses to solicit feedback about roost sites, the number of crows in the area, and the non-lethal control activities. At the same time, our committee has conducted extensive research regarding management methods, techniques, and monetary costs associated with implementing a comprehensive crow management plan.

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with our community engagement efforts as well as serve any of our seven core teams.

Here is a list of our core teams:

  • Education          
  • Enforcement    
  • Pre-treatment  
  • Data collection 
  • Post-treatment
  • Hazing & disbursement
  • Displacement   

 

Community engagement opportunities in the near term include:

  • Manning an information booth at the Downtown Grand Re-Opening Celebration on 9/14 and 9/15
  • Manning an information booth at the Nampa Farmers Market for one hour (9-10 a.m.) on the following dates:
    • 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15
    • 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
    • 10/20, 10/27    

Please come to our next meeting scheduled for August 24th from noon-1:00 p.m. at Nampa City Hall in the Mayor’s Conference Room; or if you would like more information, please contact Bobby Sanchez at 208-468-5411 or email sanchezb@cityofnampa.us.

City of Nampa


Bobby Sanchez

Chief of Staff

Darrin Johnson
Director of Parks & Recreation

Lt. Paul Nicolosi
Nampa Police Department


Community Experts


Charlie Justus

Idaho Fish and Game, Regional Conservation Officer

Beverly Taylor
Ruth Melichar Bird Center / Animals In Distress Association Inc.

Jeff Odell
Black Hills Falconry

Greg Moon
Falconeer

Bri McCloskey
Corvid Expert