About CWCOA

Colorado Wildlife Control Operators Association: “Providing Solutions to Colorado’s Nuisance Wildlife Problems”

CWCOA is a mutual benefit, non-profit, incorporated state trade association whose mission is to help individuals, businesses and agencies in the wildlife damage control industry to resolve human/wildlife conflicts through cooperation, education, training, influence, professionalism and service.


Current Governing Board

President:  Stacy Chase, Chase Wildlife
Vice-President:  Brandon Harvey, Front Range Nuisance Animal Control
Treasurer:  Scott Cisco, Critter Gitter of Northern Colorado
Secretary:  Cheryl Oleyar, Alpine Animal Control
General Organizer:  Wilson Christner, Whitmore Pest & Wildlife Control
Past President:  Claude Oleyar, Alpine Animal Control
Please refer to All Members List for individual contact information.

About Members 

Membership includes but is not limited to nuisance wildlife control operators, animal damage control operators, pest control operators, nuisance trappers, predator control trappers, individual employees of government agencies involved in wildlife damage management, and others engaged in the business of wildlife damage control.

Members are either voting Regular Members or non-voting Associate Members. Qualified Regular Members can also be Job Referral Members.

Conditions of Membership

To be accepted into membership, individuals must:

  1. Pay annual dues (membership is per calendar year, i.e. January 1 to December 31).
  2. Sign the Code of Ethics (as a commitment to the aims and ideas of the association, not as a legal binding document).
  3. Be a member in good standing (as determined by a majority vote of the Governing Board). Note: Every new member is assumed to be in good standing unless an issue prompts a Governing Board vote. At that time the Governing Board will vote to: 1) reaffirm good standing, 2) place the member on one-year probation without voting privileges, or 3) terminate membership.
  4. Officially represent CWCOA only when authorized by the Governing Board (includes use of logo, copyrighted materials, etc).

Job Referral Membership

Most members are private Wildlife Control Operators (WCO’s) who provide residential and commercial nuisance wildlife control services. If you need help with a wildlife problem, we recommend you contact a Job Referral Member in your area.

Although CWCOA cannot guarantee the quality of service provided by Job Referral Members, they must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a regular member (i.e. voting member as opposed to non-voting associate member).
  2. Be a member in good standing (as determined by a majority vote of the Governing Board). Note: Every new member is assumed to be in good standing unless an issue prompts a Governing Board vote. At that time the Governing Board will vote to: 1) reaffirm good standing, 2) place the member on one-year probation without voting privileges, or 3) terminate membership.
  3. Be a registered business with the Department of Revenue (i.e. have a dba) or have a certificate of good standing with the Secretary of State. (Must submit proof of either one.)
  4. Have liability insurance. (Must submit proof.)
  5. Be active and provide input into the workings and activities of the association.

Code of Ethics

CWCOA and its members are committed to the following aims and ideals of the wildlife damage control profession:

  1. Abide by wildlife damage management laws and regulations to which I am subject.
  2. Subscribe to a professional code of conduct that embodies honesty, integrity, service, duty and dependability.
  3. Demonstrate a high level of regard and respect for people, property and wildlife.
  4. Promote appreciation for and understanding of the various values of wildlife and scientific wildlife management, especially as they relate to human health, safety and economic concerns.
  5. Be sensitive to and make allowances for the various viewpoints on wildlife damage management.
  6. Provide professional advice and expertise on managing wildlife damage to my clientele as appropriate within the limits of my experience and training.
  7. Promote competence and professionalism by supporting high standards of education, training, employment and performance.
  8. Broaden my knowledge, skills and abilities to practice wildlife damage management through continuing education.
  9. Utilize the best management practices of the wildlife damage management industry to include the considerations of humaneness, selectivity, safety, effectiveness and practicality.
  10. Treat my competitors and clientele in a courteous and respectful manner consistent with honorable business practices.
  11. Encourage through word and example all wildlife damage control operators to adhere to this code and to participate in their state and national associations.

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To Become a Member

Fill out an Application Form

Instructions on where to send completed checks and applications can be read on the form PDF.