Renee Galeano-Popp by Mike Hudak
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Wildlife Killed by Animal Damage Control

Renee Galeano-Popp began working short-term jobs with the US Forest Service while still an undergraduate at Northern Arizona University. Upon graduating with a BS degree in botany in 1978, she commenced upon a twenty-year career with the US Forest Service—a career that included roles, both as technician and professional, with wide experience in timber and range. In her professional capacity, she held positions that included range conservationist, regional botanist, and manager of the Wildlife, Fish, and Rare Plants Program on the Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico. Ms. Galeano-Popp resigned from the Forest Service in April 1998 following a six-month-long dispute over the evaluation of grazing allotments containing federally listed species. Since that time she has consulted on energy-related projects, and has performed land management planning for the BLM.

In this video, Renee Galeano-Popp speaks about the harm to coyotes, foxes, and mountain lions resulting from predator control carried out on behalf of ranchers by the US government’s Wildlife Services (formerly known as “Animal Damage Control”).

Recorded in August 2004. This video is an excerpt from Renee Galeano-Popp’s interview in Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching.