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Title: Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program


1
Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program
  • Nicki Frey
  • USU Extension Wildlife Specialist
  • Training Workshop
  • Leadermete April 27, 2007

2
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENTPRACTICES
3
What is a wildlife management practice?
Human actions and decisions that affect the
habitat of a wildlife species in a given area.
4
PRESCRIBED ON-SITE MANAGEMENT
PRACTICES Lists all possible WMPs for all species
5
Testing Procedure
  • On-site Wildlife Management Practices are done
    individually
  • One hour to complete
  • Walk the ENTIRE site if possible. It is very
    likely that the same general area will be used
    for the rural plan.

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Three Options
  • PUT STUFF IN
  • TAKE STUFF OUT
  • LEAVE IT ALONE

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PLANT GRASSES
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Overhead cover
AND FORBES
20-30 bare ground
9
Plant Legumes like alfalfa
10
Plant Large Trees
11
Artificial Nesting Structures Platforms and
Boxes Use predator guards where appropriate
12
Taking stuff out of a habitat can also improve
that habitat for certain species.
13
Mowing
14
Disking
15
Safety Buffers
16
One year after a burn
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Thinning promotes growth of understory which
provides cover, nest sites, and food
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Sometimes, just leave things alone
19
Eliminating Tillage
20
Leave standing cover
21
WMP SCORECARD Use WMPs from the correct region
of the contest site List species from field
conditions sheet Prescribe WMPs for one species
at a time
22
Lets Look at an Example
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