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Under Cover: Wildlife of Shrublands and Young Forest

Under Cover: Wildlife of Shrublands and Young Forest


Some 65 kinds of wildlife - from birds as tiny as alder flycatchers to mammals as large as moose - are considered Species of Greatest Conservation Need in different states in the northeastern and northcentral U.S. In clear, lucid language, this book explains what constitutes shrubland and young-forest habitats and why they're so important to an array of wildlife whose populations have declined in recent decades.

The text presents a detailed individual profile for 65 different creatures, including birds, reptiles, and mammals. Each species account features a color photo and a range map, and describes the animal's behaviors and habitat needs, with links to pertinent scientific papers listed in a reference section at the end of the book. Preferred habitat management practices are also explained. This 92-page publication will inform and inspire conservation professionals, including habitat managers. It will also engage and educate private landowners who may wish to help wildlife by managing their old fields and woodlands acres.

The publication was supported in part by funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

By Meghan Gilbart - 2012, 92 pages

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