Habitat Management

Information on wildlife, including deer, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, insects, bats, rabbits, quail, grouse and bees and beekeeping, and managing their environments, including streams, watersheds, wetlands, ponds, meadows, prairies and woods.

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Tansparency Tube
FISH: Understanding Your Transparency Tube Measurements - Articles Articles
Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. Transparency tubes are popular for use in stream monitoring programs. More
Bullfrog. Photo: Lesa Willis
FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology - Articles Articles

FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. In central Pennsylvania there are three distinct periods in which potential species can be expected to begin breeding. More
Precautions for Deer Hunters in Areas with Chronic Wasting Disease
Precautions for Deer Hunters in Areas with Chronic Wasting Disease - Articles Articles
I am a deer hunter. Now that chronic wasting disease has been found in the state, are there any precautions I should take? More
Shale Development: Effects on Forest Habitat and Wildlife
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Margaret Brittingham, Penn State Extension, discusses habitats and wildlife in response to development and minimizing negative impacts. More
Measuring a largemouth bass from a pond.
Fish Population Exercise - Downloadable Downloadable
This quick exercise will help you to determine the Proportional Stock Density (PSD) for your pond to help in managing the bass and bluegill population. More
Native Plants of Pennsylvania
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Start by enjoying the natural beauty and learn to recreate part of it in your own landscape. Be enchanted by the showiest of the native perennials and see which of these you can identify in your area. More
Grouse and Woodcock
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Grouse and Woodcock

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Mark Banker, Senior Biologist with the Ruffed Grouse Society, discusses the life cycle, habitat needs and management of the ruffed grouse and woodcock in Pennsylvania More
Deer Habitat Management
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Techniques that landowners and managers can utilize to attain a white-tailed deer herd that is in balance with the forest habitat. More
Zebra Mussel
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Zebra Mussel

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Zebra mussels first arrived in the United States in the 1980s. More
Purple Loosestrife in Pennsylvania
Purple Loosestrife in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Purple Loosestrife is an aggressive plant that is invading our wetlands and replacing valuable wetland plants; eliminating food and shelter for wildlife; and choking waterways. More
Questions and Answers about Centipedes, Ladybirds and Butterflies
Questions and Answers about Centipedes, Ladybirds and Butterflies - Articles Articles
Q&A: Basics about centipedes, ladybirds, and butterflies More
Activity - Ecological Interactions: The Food Cobweb
Activity - Ecological Interactions: The Food Cobweb - Articles Articles
Skills: Ordering, inferring, predicting, critical thinking. More
Amphibians and Reptiles in Your Woods
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Amphibians and reptiles are important members of the forest community. Learn how to enhance your property for amphibian and reptilian wildlife. More
Plants and animals are all around us, lke this red-backed salamander. But some of them are in danger of extinction.
Threatened, Endangered, and Extinct - Articles Articles

Threatened, Endangered, and Extinct

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article is intended for 3rd and 4th grade students. It focuses on the difference between threatened, endangered, and extinct and how species adapt to their changing environment. More
A girl stands on an overlook at the edge of a wetland.
Watersheds and Wetlands - Articles Articles

Watersheds and Wetlands

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article, which is part of a series, is intended to teach third- and fourth-grade students about watersheds and wetlands. More
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