Content tagged "wildlife"

How do I get rid of a woodchuck (groundhog) that has taken up residency under our shed, porch, and slab?

Updated: February 10, 2015

In order to control a woodchuck under a deck/shed/porch etc, you have to determine what is legal in your state along with what you want to do.So called...

Investigating Wildlife Movements with GPS Collars

Geospatial Technology Updated: June 16, 2014

GPS collars are helping wildlife biologists understand how animals move and use the landscape. Biologists are able to capture wildlife and fit them...

Is there a humane way to discourage pocket gophers from setting up residence in a yard and garden area? I do not want to use traps or poison.

Gardens & Landscapes Wildlife Damage Management Updated: September 19, 2013

Repellents, noise/vibration makers, and most other commercial products have not been proven to be effective. Pocket gophers do not hibernate and can continue...

Managing Northern Bobwhite with Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire Updated: August 01, 2013

The northern bobwhite is a popular gamebird and many landowners wish to improve populations of this quail on their land. Practices such as timber thinning,...

Using Prescribed Fire to Enhance Habitat for White-tailed Deer

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 11, 2013

Prescribed fire is an excellent tool to stimulate and maintain forage and cover for white-tailed deer. Browse (the leaves and twigs of woody species) and...

Minimizing Mortality to Wildlife from Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

For most wildlife species, mortality from prescribed fire is small. Some species of reptiles such as this Western glass lizard appear to be more susceptible...

Utilizing Prescribed Fire to Create “Food Plots”

Prescribed Fire Updated: March 29, 2013

Land managers often wish to plant food plots to increase forage or serve as an attractant for wildlife. At times this may be a beneficial practice,...

Managing Firebreaks for Wildlife

Prescribed Fire Updated: March 26, 2013

Managing native vegetation with prescribed fire should be an integral part of any land management plan. Maintaining adequate firebreaks is necessary to...

Wildlife Problems of Apple Trees and Fruit

Apples Updated: November 30, 2012


I live in Texas, in a neighborhood with lots of deer. What can I plant that the deer won't eat?

Updated: March 08, 2012

Listed below are several species deer do not prefer. Remember... "deer resistant" does not equal "deer proof." Perennials Annuals: Blanketflower, Indian...

Managing Apple Trees and Orchards: Insects, Diseases, Wildlife and Other Challenges

Apples Updated: November 07, 2011

We have too many destructive chipmunks around! What can we do? They get in the garage, they chew on the landscape edging and they have chewed into electrical cords.

First, do you have a bird feeder? Typically, chipmunk populations explode due to the availability of non-natural food sources, such as a bird feeder that...

Deer Damage on Apple Trees

Apples Updated: August 29, 2011

White-tailed deer in the eastern United States are one of the leading causes of damage to crops, including many perennial crops such as apples (figs. 1, 2)....

How does fire impact wildlife?

Prescribed Fire Updated: April 30, 2010

Do managed plantations result in monocultures that reduce biodiversity?

Wood Energy Updated: December 15, 2009

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