Online Learning – Wildlife

Bat Management
Bats are important parts of forested ecosystems but their populations are quickly declining due to a number of threats. This webinar will discuss why bats are important, some of the threats bats face, their legal status, and how this affects forest managers, and some things that forest and wildlife managers can do to help conserve bats.

Pollinator Conservation in Forest Lands
This webinar explores the role of pollinators in healthy farms and ecosystems and how forestland owners and forest managers can conserve and restore habitat for these essential animals. A basic overview of native bee diversity is provided along with links to additional resources for ongoing support.

Wild Turkey Woodlands: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
This webinar, presented by Donnie Buckland, the Private Lands Manager with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), provides information on the history of wild turkeys in the United States, wild turkey biology and management suggestions for forest landowners.

Managing Wildlife With Remote Sensing Cameras
Remote sensing cameras can be extremely useful management tools for estimating population size, fawn crop and sex ratios of white-tailed deer, monitor non-target species occurrence and use of food supplies and even help landowners formulate a battle plan in the continuing war on feral hogs! Join us to learn how to put your camera to work to do more than simply scout your wildlife!

Monarch Butterfly Recovery
The monarch migration can be saved if there is commitment to the two propositions outlined in the premise to 1) offset annual losses of habitat by planting milkweeds and nectar plants in areas from which they have been extirpated and 2) develop the capacity to plant milkweeds over large landscapes. Both projects require the development of greater capacity to restore milkweeds than exists at present.

Pond Management
Join wildlife and fisheries expert Billy Higginbotham to learn more about pond management on your Tree Farm. Just in time for summer this is a great time to make sure that your pond is ready for increased plant growth and usage by your family!

Forest Management for Northern Bobwhite Quail
The loss of suitable habitat from changing land use practices – most notably more intensive agriculture, urbanization and a dramatic decline in active, purposeful forest management with the use of fire has had a crushing impact on a once iconic species… as well as numerous songbirds, pollinators and other wildlife.

Bobwhite on the Brink
This video, part of a series produced by the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative for the public tv show American Land, examines the “big picture” of the bobwhite decline in settings that once produced copious quantities of quail and no longer do – forests, row crop farming and cattle grazing. This one shows how forestry in South Carolina has changed over the decades and how public and private landowners, and public policy makers can make room for bobwhites and other grassland birds once again.

Integrative Forest Management for Wildlife and Forest Health
This webinar focuses on forest management strategies to improve wildlife habitat in forests while maintaining productivity and health.

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker
This video discusses habitat requirements and the importance of fire for this endangered species.

Red-cockaded Woodpeckers at W.G. Jones State Forest, Conroe, Tx
This video is an introduction to the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis). These birds live in mature pine forests in southeastern United States. You will learn about habitat requirements, see inside a nest cavity and see the banding of nestlings

Identifying N.C. Snakes
This video produced by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission teaches how to identify various snakes native to North Carolina, what to do if you find a snake and many more snake-related questions and information.

Identifying Cottonmouth and Water Snakes
A wildlife biologist describes how to distinguish between these two snakes.

Seeing the Forest for the Bees
This podcast is about how pollinator habitats and forests coexist and the ways that bees thrive in forested areas.