Wildlife of Virginia and Maryland and Washington

Author: Charles Fergus
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811728218
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Documents mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians Includes over 100 line art illustrations Details the animals found in the remarkably diverse habitats throughout Virginia and Maryland: their life in the wild, what they look like, what and how they eat, and how they raise their young. Intended for a general audience with any level of knowledge, the material presented serves as an informative companion to a wide range of field guides. The introduction provides general information about the various types of landscape in these Mid-Atlantic states, and how they support wildlife populations.

Wildlife of the Mid Atlantic

Author: John H. Rappole
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812222016
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the wildlife of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Approximately 550 species are described and illustrated, including all birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians known to inhabit the area.

Make a Home for Wildlife

Author: Charles Fergus
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780811737722
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Make a Home for Wildlife helps you see your property in new ways and is the resource you need to improve the quality of your land. Focusing on the eastern US, this book describes basic habitat types, from forests to wetlands, and highlights native and introduced trees, shrubs, and plants that you can use to help wildlife make a home on your land.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Harrisburg

Author: Matt Willen
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9780897328043
Format: PDF, ePub
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Although known predominantly for its Pennsylvania Dutch culture, the Gettysburg battlefield, and the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York, south central Pennsylvania is home to many tracts of public lands that offer a diverse array of hiking experiences. From the gentle farm country of Lancaster and York Counties, to the steep-sided ravines along the Susquehanna River, to the rugged ridges north of Harrisburg, and the rolling hills of South Mountain, you'll find hikes to suit about any taste and interest. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles:Harrisburg provides the first comprehensive hiking guide to the region. Each hike description features: Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility Information on the history and natural of history of the areas the hikes pass through A detailed trail map and elevation profile Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data Tips on nearby activities Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Harrisburg will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours,all within about an hour's drive of Harrisburg and the surrounding communities.

Wetland and Stream Rapid Assessments

Author: John Dorney
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128050926
Format: PDF, ePub
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Wetland and Stream Rapid Assessments: Development, Validation, and Application describes the scientific and environmental policy background for rapid wetland and stream assessments, how such assessment methods are developed and statistically verified, and how they can be used in environmental decision-making—including wetland and stream permitting. In addition, it provides several case studies of method development and use in various parts of the world. Readers will find guidance on developing and testing such methods, along with examples of how these methods have been used in various programs across North America. Rapid wetland and stream functional assessments are becoming frequently used methods in federal, state and local environmental permitting programs in North America. Many governments are interested in developing new methods or improving existing methods for their own jurisdictions. This book provides an ideal guide to these initiatives. Offers guidance for the use and evaluation of rapid assessments to developers and users of these methods, as well as students of wetland and stream quality Contains contributions from sources who are successful in academia, industry and government, bringing credibility and relevance to the content Includes a statistically-based approach to testing the validity of the rapid method, which is very important to the usefulness and defensibility of assessment methods

Resolving Human Wildlife Conflicts

Author: Michael R. Conover
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420032585
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As more and more people crowd onto less and less land, incidences of human-wildlife conflicts will only increase. A comprehensive overview of this emerging field, Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts: The Science of Wildlife Damage Management discusses the issues facing wildlife managers and anyone else dealing with interactions between wildlife and humans. By defining the discipline of wildlife damage management, this book fills a void in the fields of wildlife management and ecology. The director of the Jack H. Berryman Institute, the only academic institute devoted to wildlife damage management, author Michael Conover is the leader in this field. In this book, he stresses the inter-relatedness of wildlife damage management within the larger discipline of wildlife conservation and provides an extensive review of the scientific literature. He includes case-studies that document how an integrated approach to wildlife management can resolve wildlife-human conflicts. Nowhere else will you find the authoritative coverage and depth of theoretical information available in Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts: The Science of Wildlife Damage Management. The combination of descriptive prose, historical details, and liberal use of informative sidebars add to its appeal as a textbook, while the organization and scope make it the ideal reference for professionals.

Trees of Pennsylvania

Author: Charles Fergus
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811745562
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Common and uncommon tree species described in engaging detail. Covers trees found in small woodlots, deep forests, backyards, and reverting fields.