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Managing Wildlife Damage: Snakes
An overview of information to help readers improve knowledge and understanding of human interactions with snakes common to Virginia and methods to avoid conflicts with these often maligned animals.
Jun 3, 2024 420-021 (CNRE-56P)
Sustainable Forestry: A Guide for Virginia Forest Landowners Feb 2, 2023 420-139 (CNRE-156P)
Managing Human-Wildlife Interactions: Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
This brochure provides information to improve readers’ knowledge and understanding of black bears and discusses various options designed to minimize negative consequences from our interactions with black bears in Virginia.
May 11, 2022 420-200 (CNRE-145P)
Managing Human-Wildlife Interactions: Moles Jun 27, 2023 420-201 (CNRE-169P)
Managing Wildlife Damage: Beavers (Castor canadensis) May 25, 2023 420-202 (CNRE-167P)
Sustaining America's Aquatic Biodiversity - Freshwater Snail Biodiversity and Conservation
Six hundred fifty different species of snails are widely distributed across the streams, rivers, and lakes of North America. There are unique species associated with every type of aquatic habitat from the Canadian Arctic to the Everglades of Florida.
Nov 5, 2019 420-530 (CNRE-76P)
Sustaining America's Aquatic Biodiversity - Aquatic Insect Biodiversity and Conservation
The diversity of insects can only be described as amazing. More than half of all known species of living things (microbes, plants, and animals) are insects.
Dec 17, 2019 420-531 (CNRE-81P)
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.
Sep 2, 2020 426-045 (HORT-126P)
Backyard Wildlife Habitats
The area where an organism lives and meets its basic needs for food, water, cover, and space to survive is called its habitat. Each species of wildlife has different habitat requirements.
Oct 28, 2020 426-070 (SPES-247P)
Virginia Master Naturalist, Basic Training Course, Mammalogy
This publication provides an overview of the study of mammals in Virginia. It includes an up-to-date listing of mammals found in Virginia and information on the biology and natural history of mammals. The intended audience is Virginia Master Naturalist volunteers and others seeking to gain a basic understanding of this topic.
Feb 26, 2024 465-314 (CNRE-176P)
Cormorant Predation of Commercial Catfish Aquaculture in the Mississippi Delta Mar 9, 2020 AAEC-231NP
Tree Seedling and Understory Plant Presence in Deer Exclosures on the Matthews State Forest Feb 4, 2022 CNRE-138NP
Woodland Health Practices Handbook Dec 13, 2022 CNRE-109NP
Managing Human-Wildlife Interactions: Feral Swine (Sus scrofa) May 10, 2022 CNRE-146P
Managing Human-Wildlife Interactions: Woodpeckers May 4, 2022 CNRE-147NP
Managing Human-Wildlife Interactions: Raccoons (Procyon lotor) Jun 9, 2022 CNRE-148P
Managing Human-Wildlife Interactions: Woodchuck (Marmota monax) Nov 8, 2022 CNRE-159P
Managing Wildlife Damage: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Feb 3, 2023 420-203 (CNRE-160P)
Managing Human-Wildlife Interactions: Coyote (Canis latrans)
Because of the coyote's versatility, adaptability, and its current wide distribution throughout Virginia, the likelihood of encountering a coyote is real. Thus, residents of the Commonwealth should become more aware and informed about the traits and behaviors of this species to avoid undesirable interactions. This publication provides basic information about the coyote, its expected and normal behaviors and other life history aspects, and suggestions on how to minimize or avoid problems that can arise from our interactions with this fascinating creature.
Aug 15, 2023 CNRE-172P
Large and Unusual Insects Found in Virginia
Several different insects are found in Virginia that cause concern due to their large size and coloration. They are for the most part harmless and just curiosities of nature.
Mar 2, 2021 ENTO-148NP (ENTO-419NP)
Converting pastures to native warm season grasses: Summer forage and wildlife habitat in Caroline County Mar 5, 2021 SPES-308NP
Pesticide Applicator Manuals Dec 17, 2021 VTTP-2