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Zoos work at the forefront of species conservation efforts worldwide. For example, the Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) is a giant, fully aquatic salamander that has experienced range-wide declines throughout  More...

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This group of four books covers major species of amphibians and reptiles found in Indiana. For each species, the book includes full-color photos, a physical description, a list of similar species, and a description of  More...

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Our oak-hickory forests provide us with many environmental, social and economic benefits. Without proper stewardship, these benefits can be reduced through the loss of these forests. This video discusses how wildlife  More...

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The 4-H Wildlife Science curriculum is for youth who enjoy learning about wildlife. There are three levels. Level 1 introduces the basic wildlife groups: mammals, birds, fish, and herptiles. Youth learn about the simi  More...

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The 4-H Wildlife science curriculum is for youth who enjoy learning about wildlife. Level 1 introduces the wildlife groups: mammals, birds, fish, and herptiles. You will learn about the similarities and differences am  More...

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This facilitator's guide answers questions posed in the 4-H Wildlife Science Level 1 curriculum and supplies additional information about working with youth on the project. The 4-H Wildlife Science curriculum is for y  More...

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The 4-H Wildlife Science curriculum is for youth who enjoy learning about wildlife. There are three levels. Level 2 activities help you use your basic knowledge of wildlife from Level 1 to explore more complex wildlif  More...

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This facilitator's guide answers questions posed in the 4-H Wildlife Science Level 2 curriculum and supplies additional information about working with youth on the project. The 4-H Wildlife Science curriculum is for y  More...

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The 4-H Wildlife Science curriculum is for youth who enjoy learning about wildlife. There are three levels. Activities in Level 3 are divided into chapters based on how you might use the information you've learned--as  More...

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This facilitator's guide answers questions posed in the 4-H Wildlife Science Level 3 curriculum and supplies additional information about working with youth on the project. The 4-H Wildlife Science curriculum is for y  More...

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This Nature of Teaching lesson plan teaches students about the endangered eastern hellbender and the importance of conserving it. The hellbender is North America's largest salamander, growing up to 2 feet long. It is  More...

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The eastern hellbender is the largest salamander in North America, found in and around rivers and streams in 17 states from New York to Missouri. Many hellbender populations are in decline within their geographic range.  More...
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The eastern hellbender is an endangered salamander found in the Blue River in southern Indiana. It requires cool, clean rivers and streams with high water quality in order to thrive. Water quality in the Blue River is af  More...
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The eastern hellbender is an endangered salamander found in the Blue River in southern Indiana. Hellbenders live their entire lives in rivers and streams and are rarely encountered by people. Anglers and paddlers are the  More...
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Many landowners enjoy learning about the types of wildlife that are present on their lands. One simple, low-cost method that can be used to accomplish this goal is the deployment of scent stations. The easily installed "  More...
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The eastern hellbender is an endangered salamander found in the Blue River in southern Indiana. It requires cool, clean rivers and streams with high water quality in order to thrive. Livestock operations can lead to incr  More...
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The eastern hellbender is an endangered salamander found in the Blue River in southern Indiana. It requires cool, clean rivers and streams with high water quality in order to thrive. Some farming practices can lead to so  More...
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It's likely you have had some type of run-in with wildlife—no matter where you live. This 5-page, PDF publication provides information about nuisance wildlife control professionals, things to consider when deciding  More...
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The National 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) was created to introduce students to wildlife and fisheries management principles and techniques by developing knowledge of ecoregions, wildlife species natur  More...

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Purdue University Professor Barny Dunning teaches how forests are used by birds year round, important habitat features of woodlands that can benefit birds, and how woodland owners can enhance their property for birds. Ma  More...
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Purdue University Professor Barny Dunning and graduate student Patrick Ruhl discuss how disturbance and forest management impact birds. Management recommendations were developed from  More...
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In this video, Purdue Undergraduate Extension Intern Rebecca Busse teaches viewers how to identify the endangered eastern hellbender, how to tell the difference between a hellbender and a mudpuppy, and what you should do  More...
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The Wildlife Challenge was incorporated into the Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Career Development Event (CDE) in 2014. The Wildlife Challenge combines general wildlife knowledge and identification. The object  More...
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This publication is primarily a resource for teachers and coaches preparing high school students for the Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Career Development Event (CDE). During that event, teams of students writ  More...
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White-tailed deer are the most popular big game animal in the United States. This video describes the proper way to obtain an accurate gross score on White-tailed Deer antlers.

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This video provides answers to one of the most common questions associated with harvested white-tailed deer: "How old is this animal?" It shows how to age deer based on tooth wear and replacement.

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The focus of forest science is increasingly shifting to the management of forests as complex systems rather than as simple agricultural landscapes—with a much greater appreciation for the interactive ecosystem proc  More...
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Many of Indiana's forests, especially in the southern part of the state, have been dominated by oak and hickory trees for thousands of years. In recent decades forest researchers and managers in the east-central United S  More...
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Soundscape ecology is a new field of research that investigates how sound in the environment can be used to assess ecosystem health and human connection to nature and the environment in general. With this app, you can  More...
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Soundscape ecology is a new field of research that investigates how sound in the environment can be used to assess ecosystem health and human connection to nature and the environment in general. With this app, you can  More...
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In these free podcasts, leading experts and professionals share information and solutions for sustaining our natural resources. The podcasts are  More...

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Amphibians are integral to our ecosystem as predators, as a food resource, and as ecological indicators for water pollution and habitat quality. And currently, amphibians face increasing disease challenges, especially f  More...
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This 20-page publication will help amateur herpetologists and nature enthusiasts better enjoy the diversity of the amphibians and reptiles that call Indiana home, in a manner that maintains them for future generations. T  More...
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This 24-page publication describes the response of amphibians and reptiles to a variety of forest management practices in the Midwest, and offers general management strategies to minimize negative effects of harvests on  More...
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This 22-page PDF is a unit in the Nature of Teaching series. A lesson and classroom activities for teachers of students through grade five help students understand how animals change colors to survive in their environmen  More...
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This 23-page PDF is a unit in the Nature of Teaching series. A lesson and classroom activities for teachers and students through grade five introduce students to watersheds and why they are important to a healthy ecosyst  More...
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This 23-page PDF is teaching Unit 5 in the Nature of Teaching series. Two lessons and classroom activities for teachers of students kindergarten through grade five describe how an ecosystem is constantly changing and wha  More...
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Snakes and Lizards of Indiana is a 100-page book that provides information on the identification, ecology and behavior of the 36 species of snakes and lizards that inhabit the state. Color photos and range maps accomp  More...

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As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book also provides coverage of 90% of the species to be found in surrounding Midwestern US states. As well as covering indigenous spec  More...

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This 6-page PDF is a teaching Unit 4 in the Nature of Teaching series. The 10 days worth of activities are aimed at grades kindergarten through five. After finishing the lessons, students will be able to: 1) define "mamm  More...
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This 15-page PDF is a teaching lesson plan in the Nature of Teaching series. After finishing the lessons, students will be able to:

1) understand the different proportions of producers, primary consumers, and secondar  More...

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This 22-page PDF is a teaching unit in the Nature of Teaching series that includes three lessons. After finishing these lessons, students will be able to:

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These 5x3-inch flash cards feature color pictures of wildlife specimens and provide identification characteristics for each animal. The cards are used by participants in the Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program (WHEP)  More...

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These flash cards—designed to be downloaded, printed, and prepared by individuals—feature color photographs of food sources for wildlife and provide information about which species eat each type of food. Thes  More...
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Mammals play an integral role in many habitats. Knowing more about these intriguing animals can help us enjoy and appreciate the diversity of wildlife around us.

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There are 21 woodpecker species in the United States, seven of which live in Indiana. This publication shows readers how to identify woodpeckers, the damage they can cause, and the ways you can control them.

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Woodchucks are common throughout Indiana, and their extensive burrowing can cause severe damage. This publication shows readers how to identify woodchucks, the damage they can cause, and the ways you can control them.  More...
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Mammal Food Webs is one unit in a series available from The Nature of Teaching Web site http://www.ag.purdue.edu/extension/nature/—the place to g  More...
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Animal Diversity and Tracking is one unit in a series available from The Nature of Teaching site http://www.ag.purdue  More...
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White-tailed Deer have the ability to change the structure and composition of forests throughout their range. This coupled with their proliferation have led some to term the whitetail an ecological keystone species. Howe  More...
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Sometimes we invite wildlife into our living area by naturalizing our backyards. We add feeders, birdbaths, ponds, ornamental flowers, shrubs and grasses to make our backyard look more natural and this is very attract  More...

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Snakes of the Central and Northeastern United States is a 126 page four-color book that helps readers identify, correct misconceptions, and increase awareness of snake conservation and biology.

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Scientists and natural resource managers depend on sound scientific research-based information on which to make future management decisions that will "manage our forest for sustainable wildlife and manage our wildlife  More...

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This publication introduces its readers to the potential effects of pesticides on wildlife and aquatic organisms, to the process by which ecological safety assessments are made for registered pesticides, and to pesticid  More...

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Given the economic and social importance of both wildlife-related activities and agriculture in Indiana, it is critical that we balance the relationship between wildlife species and agricultural production in order to me  More...
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With increased presence of wild turkey in agricultural regions, the number of perceived conflicts between wild turkey and agricultural producers over crop damage has increased. But because of turkeys' high visibility in  More...
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wildlife damage to field crops is a widespread concern, and the control of wildlife damage to crops is an important component of wildlife management. But given the economic and social importance of both agriculture and  More...
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The Importance of Hardwood Tree Plantings publication provides a brief overview of several key societal and environmental attributes that hardwood plantations provide, for example, timber production, wildlife habitat, fo  More...
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Salamanders of Indiana provides the reader with a 94-page, glossy, full-color guide to the salamanders found in the Hoosier state. The photographs help the reader identify all 22 species. The soft-cover b  More...

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This 64-page, full-color publication describes in detail the 18 species of turtles in Indiana. The soft-cover book contains information about identification, distribution and status, and ecology and behavior. A quick  More...

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Habitat loss and fragmentation arguably pose the greatest threats to biological diversity. Agriculture is a dominant land use that, along with urban sprawl and residential development, can reduce the amount and connected  More...

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This eight-page publication gives background information on providing food plots for deer. It outlines the nutritional requirements of deer and the role of supplemental food plots. The publication provides guidelines f  More...
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Once trees are planted and begin growing, damage from wildlife can threaten their quality. In this 8-page publication (PDF) we discuss how to identify and minimize loss and manage injury caused by wildlife to hardwoods.  More...
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This publication focuses on planting hardwood trees that are valuable to wildlife. The publication covers the variety, size and location of trees and shrubs to plant. Also included is a chart with selected tree and shrub  More...
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This publication describes the make-up of plant cell walls and the anatomy of bark including the phloem and cambium of trees. The food value of bark and woody tissues is also explained and the digestive systems of anima  More...
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A forest is more than just trees. It's a collection of hundreds or thousands of living things interacting with each other. This publication provides information on managing wildlife habitats, endangered species, the rol  More...
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"Snakes of Indiana" provides the reader with a 50-page guide to the snakes found in the Hoosier state. The four-color photos help the reader identify all 32 species. The book contains information about habitats, size,  More...

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Shorebirds, those little brown birds normally associated with ocean shorelines, make an appearance twice a year along seasonally flooded agricultural fields in Indiana. The birds are making their way in the spring to bre  More...
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This publication discusses the three stages of timber management: regeneration, intermediate treatments, and harvests, which, when preplanned, can create desirable habitat components.  More...
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Many landowners would like to make their land area more attractive for wildlife, but do not know where to start. This paper outlines the basic decision-making process landowners must go through prior to initiating manage  More...
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This publication discusses the Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat area in EASTERN Benton County. The site has 700 acres of grassland and provides birders an opportunity to see many birds, especially waterfowl and shorebirds. Th  More...
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The electric fencing systems described in this publication have been proven to be effective in reducing deer damage to grain crops and trees in Indiana. The publication discusses types of electric fences, construction  More...
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This publication includes extensive information about improving grassed waterways, buffer strips, and wetlands for wildlife, food plots, habitat maintenance and more. It also provides information on who to contact for as  More...
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