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   


Download Crow Management tri-fold document here

Crow Management 2018 Trifold

Crow Management 2018 Trifold Nampa Idaho

Nampa's crow management efforts have been included on local and national radio media, including: 
NPR's Here & Now  (aired January 25, 2019)
"Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" (aired September 29, 2018) 
KTVB television
Idaho Press
Idaho Statesman

Community engagement opportunities have included:

September 28, 2018
Nampa City Council Chambers (411 3rd St S)

Volunteers interested in learning more about serving on the crow committee's community team can attend this meeting. If interested but unable to attend, please email Dr. Bobby Sanchez at or call (208) 468-5411.

Volunteering to answer question at an informational booth at the Nampa Farmers Market for one hour (9-10 a.m.) on the following 2018 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 24 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

City of Nampa

Darrin Johnson
Director of Parks & Recreation


Nampa Police Department

Community Experts

Charlie Justus
Idaho Fish and Game, Regional Conservation Officer

Beverly Taylor
Corvid Expert

Ruth Melichar
Bird Center / Animals In Distress Association Inc.

Jeff Odell

Black Hills Falconry

Greg Moon


Bri McCloskey

Corvid Expert