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Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program . Nicki Frey USU Extension Wildlife Specialist Leadermete Workshop April 2007. Core Concepts . Habitat Requirements Eating Sleeping Protection from weather Protection from animals Nesting. Core Concepts. Featured Species What do we want

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Wildlife habitat evaluation program

Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program

Nicki Frey

USU Extension Wildlife Specialist

Leadermete Workshop April 2007


Core concepts
Core Concepts

Habitat Requirements

  • Eating

  • Sleeping

  • Protection from weather

  • Protection from animals

  • Nesting


Core concepts1
Core Concepts

Featured Species

  • What do we want

  • How many animals

  • Something particular


Core concepts2
Core Concepts

Species Richness

  • Number of animals

  • Number of different kinds

  • Manage for high degree


Core concepts3
Core Concepts

Succession

Changes from one stage to another


Core concepts4
Core Concepts

Vertical Structure

  • Grass

  • Herb

  • Shrub

  • Small tree

  • Large tree


Core concepts5
Core Concepts

Arrangement and Interspersion

  • Spacing of different types

  • Horizontal placement

  • Different stages of succession


Core concepts6
Core Concepts

Edges and Contrast

  • Hard or Soft

  • Narrow

  • Wide


Core concepts7
Core Concepts

Area Sensitive Species

  • Require large areas

  • One successional stage


Core concepts8
Core Concepts

Migration and Home Range

  • Move from one habitat to another

  • Amount of habitat they need to get requirments


Core concepts9
Core Concepts

Carrying Capacity

Number of animals

Health of Habitat

Changes from year to year


Core concepts10
Core Concepts

Pond Dynamics

Dissolved oxygen

Alkalinity

pH

Balance


Core concepts11
Core Concepts

Wildlife Damage Management

  • Some animals out of balance

  • Counter to your plans

  • Impacting the environment


Core concepts12
Core Concepts

Food Webs

Food Chain

Producers

Consumers

Omnivores


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