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wildlife management

Wildlife Management: Planting Crops for Wildlife

Sorghum crop
Establishing habitat for wildlife can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It can also help to conserve your soil and protect water quality of local rivers and streams. This fact sheet will explain how to match the area you wish to develop and the wildlife you wish to attract with the...

Wildlife Management: Black Bears

Black bear
The Black Bear is the largest mammal in Maryland. The species ranges through much of forested North America, from Mexico to Alaska and from Florida to northern Canada. In different regions, black bears exhibit different activities, denning times, tolerance of human activity, habitat preferences,...

Wildlife Management: Tree Squirrels

Tree squirrel
Tree Squirrels are arboreal rodents, meaning that they live in and depend on trees and forests for their survival. This fact sheet describes the appearance, behavior, and habitat of these animals, as well as techniques for managing them.

Wildlife Management: Cottontail Rabbits

Cottontail rabbit
Eastern Cottontail Rabbits are among the most common mammals in Maryland and one of the easiest to manage, This fact sheet explains the characteristics of the cottontail and procedures for managing the species.

Introduction to Wildlife Management

Many people are interested in wildlife management, but few realize its complexities. Wildlife management comprises a wide range of concepts, including the needs of specific species, management recommendations, habitat requirements, food, and cover plants. This fact sheet presents an introduction to...

Wildlife Management: Brush Piles

Forest floor
Adequate resting and escape cover is critical to proper management of ground-nesting birds, rabbits, and other small game. Althoug living brush is preferable, in most cases you can build artificial brush piles to supply immediate shelter for many species where natural cover is limited.

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