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Wildlife ICON

It is not uncommon to encounter wildlife on campus. Report potentially dangerous wildlife species to: 

  • Gaithersburg Campus x2222 from a campus phone or call 301-975-2222 from a cellular phone. When calling 911 from a cellular or off-site phone inform the 911 dispatcher that the emergency is on the NIST campus.
  • Boulder Campus Safety, Health, Environmental Division (BSHED) x5375 (option 3) or call 303-497-5375 from a cellular phone. If no answer, call Security Dispatch at x7777 from a campus phone or call 303-497-7777 from a cellular phone.

Additional Information

National Park Service- Wildlife

USDA Forest Service- Wildlife in the South

Created July 14, 2023, Updated September 26, 2023