Wildlife Movements

A critical part of wildlife management is understanding how wildlife moves within its habitat. We will break down the first of the two types of movement: Local Movement. There are four main types of Local Movement: Home Range: a home range is the area traveled by an animal in its normal daily activities. An animal…

Edge Habitat

An important component to overall habitat health is called EDGE.  Edge is the transition zone, or ecotone, where one type of plant community “gives way” to another plant community. Wildlife managers like edge because it provides animals with simultaneous access to 2 or more vegetation types – where its likely several welfare factors are located….

Habitat Essentials

A habitat is the kind of biotic community, or set of biotic communities, in which an animal lives – a habitat is an animal’s natural home! So how does an animal decide where to live? We’ll discuss that and a few habitat components that can help turn your animals house into a home! How an animal…

The Principles

To get a basic understanding of wildlife biology and management: start with the principles. One of the first classes you take getting your degree in Wildlife is Principles of Wildlife Management. My favorite professor, Dr. Elliott, taught this class and started out his notes with this: “Wildlife Management: The application of ecological knowledge to populations…