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Ecological Sciences Tools and Documents - Technical Notes

The following documents pertaining to several species and ecosystems are provided as a resource for those interested. These documents require Adobe Reader.

American Kestrel (PDF; 802 KB)
Amphibians and Reptiles (PDF; 1.5 MB)
Bats (PDF; 408 KB)
Bats and Mines (PDF; 535 KB)
Cropped Wetlands and Wildlife (PDF; 3 MB)
Early Successional Habitat (PDF; 500 KB)
Eastern Bluebird  (PDF; 411 KB)
Ecologically Isolated Wetlands  (PDF; 621 KB)
Farm Pond Ecosystems (PDF; 4.2 MB)
Field Borders and Farmland Songbirds (PDF; 334 KB)
Freshwater Mussels (PDF; 382 KB)
Grassland Birds (PDF; 382 KB)
Importance of Disturbance in Habitat Management (PDF; 1.5 MB)
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Wildlife (PDF; 2.1 MB)
Invasive Species (PDF; 2.5 MB)
Managing Forests for Fish and Wildlife (PDF; 8.6 MB)
Mourning Dove (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Pollinators (Native) (PDF; 4 MB)
Pollinator Biology and Habitat (PDF; 3.71 MB)
Rainbow Trout  (PDF; 3 MB)
Ring-Necked Pheasant (PDF; 263 KB)
Riparian Systems (PDF; 550 KB)
Scrub-Shrub Birds (PDF; 400 KB)
Sharp-Tailed Grouse  (PDF; 507 KB)
Shorebirds (PDF; 661 KB)
Temporarily Flooded Wetlands (PDF; 266 KB)
Wading Birds (PDF; 1.3 MB)
Warm-Season (Native) Grasses and Wildlife (PDF; 5.9 MB)
Warm-Water Streams (PDF; 607 KB)
Wetland Mammals (PDF; 3.7 MB)
Wild Turkey (PDF; 207 KB)
Wood Duck  (PDF; 463 KB)


Bird Use of Reforestation Sites (PDF; 3.88 MB)
Conservation Corridors Planning at the Landscape Level: Managing for Wildlife Habitat

Cover (PDF; 161 KB)
Acknowledgements (PDF; 63 KB)
Preface (PDF; 203 KB)
Table of  Contents (PDF; 259 KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF; 498 KB)
Chapter 2 - Habitat Fragmentation (PDF; 322 KB)
Chapter 3 - Corridors - An Overview (PDF; 620 KB)
Chapter 4 - Corridor Benefits (PDF; 900 KB)
Chapter 5 - Planning and Design Principles (PDF; 814 KB)
Chapter 6 - Areawide Planning Process (PDF; 1.7 MB)
Chapter 7 - Conservation Planning Process (PDF; 1.4 MB)
Chapter 8 - Implementation (PDF; 180 KB)
Appendix A - Corridor Inventory Worksheets (PDF; 109 KB)
Appendix B - Landowner Questionnaire (PDF; 132 KB)
References (PDF; 149 KB)
Glossary (PDF; 65 KB)
Creating Early Successional Wildlife Habitat through Federal Farm Programs: An Objective-Driven Approach with Case Studies
Effects of Switchgrass Harvest as Biomass Fuel on Grassland - Nesting Birds (PDF; 845 KB)
Fish Assemblages as Indicators of the Biological Condition of Streams and Watersheds (PDF; 1.6 MB)

Agriculture Corridor Wildlife Habitat Conservation Case Study
Background & Methods (PDF; 13 MB)
Case Study & Farm and Ranch Scale (PDF; 37 MB)
Conclusion (PDF; 3 MB)
References & Appendices (PDF; 24 MB)

Light Disking to Enhance Early Successional Wildlife Habitat in Grasslands and Old Fields (PDF; 3.78 MB)
Migratory Bird Responses to Grazing (PDF; 930 KB)
Native Warm-Season Grasses and Legume Buffers for Wildlife Habitat Enhancement in Agricultural Landscapes (PDF; 1 MB)
Noxious, Invasive, Alien, and other problem plant species that threaten the success of wetland restoration and enhancement projects (PDF; 1 MB)
Stream Visual Assessment Protocol (PDF; 301 KB)
A method to evaluate the ecological condition of a stream useable by field conservationists and landowners
Traditional Ecological Knowledge: An Important Facet of Natural Resources Conservation (PDF; 2 MB)