Resources for Wildlife

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
Planting and Managing Switchgrass for Forage, Wildlife, and Conservation May 1, 2009 418-013
Feeding Wild Birds
To the responsible person, the decision to feed wild birds is not a casual one. The dedicated bird feeder buys hundreds of pounds of feed each winter and at least a bird book and binoculars to identify and study the birds. Additionally, several times each week the food needs to be replenished, which over several months and years amounts to a substantial investment of time. Such a commitment carries with it the expectation of attracting a handsome, interesting variety of birds. Furthermore, most of us want to get the most for our time and money.
May 1, 2009 420-006
Managing Wildlife Damage: Snakes Aug 26, 2010 420-021
Guide to Threatened and Endangered Species on Private Lands In Virginia Sep 6, 2018 420-039
Learning to Live with Coyotes in Metropolitan Areas May 1, 2009 420-050
Supplemental Income from Wildlife on Your Land
More and more farmers and ranchers are considering hunting as a new source of income. Urban and suburban sprawl is wiping out historic wildlife habitats, and rural areas surrounding cities typically are posted against hunting or trespassing.
May 1, 2009 420-095
A Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Abundance through Forestry
Your woodlands offer the promise of immediate and long-term benefits. Managed forests produce yields of timber and wildlife.
May 1, 2009 420-138
Managing Wildlife Damage: Black Bears (Ursus americanus)
The black bear is a large mammal with powerful limbs, a relatively small head, small ears, and black fur, although several less common color phases (e.g., cinnamon) can occur in this species.
May 1, 2009 420-200
Managing Wildlife Damage: Moles May 1, 2009 420-201
Managing Wildlife Damage: Beavers (Castor canadensis)
The beaver is North America’s largest rodent. Adult beavers normally weigh 40 to 50 pounds, but exceptionally large animals may weigh up to 80 pounds. They range in length from 35 to 50 inches, including the tail, which normally is about 10 inches long.
May 1, 2009 420-202
Managing Wildlife Damage: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
To most people, a Canada goose is a Canada goose. However, taxonomists recognize up to 11 subspecies (i.e., Giant, Lesser, Western, Atlantic, Interior, Richardson’s, Dusky, Vancouver, Taverner’s, Aleutian and Cackling Goose) that reside within the United States and Canada. Here in the mid-Atlantic region, the Giant Canada goose is most common.
May 1, 2009 420-203
Management of Wood Ducks on Private Lands and Waters
Of the many wildlife management practices the private landowner can do, few are as rewarding as those which favor wood ducks. Wood ducks and a multitude of other wildlife species respond readily to managed wetlands.
May 1, 2009 420-802
Urban Water-Quality Management: Wildlife in the Home Pond Garden
Small home pond gardens support aquatic plants and also attract a variety of wildlife. Turtles, frogs, birds, snakes, lizards, and raccoons as well as many other animals may use these ponds. Most wildlife needs water to survive and will seek out ponds for drinking, bathing, habitat, and in some cases, reproduction.
Mar 19, 2015 426-045 (HORT-126P)
Backyard Wildlife Habitats Mar 6, 2015 426-070 (HORT-155P)
Virginia Master Naturalist, Basic Training Course, Mammalogy Jul 19, 2018 465-314 (CNRE-16P)
Pesticide Applicator Manuals Nov 17, 2011 VTTP-2