ERIC Number: ED249042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
A Guide to Urban Wildlife Management.
Leedy, Daniel L.; Adams, Lowell W.
This guide is designed to provide interested citizens (including homeowners, youths, and community leaders) with guidance and ideas on how to plan and manage for urban and suburban wildlife. In addition, it suggests how to enhance recreational, aesthetic, educational, and economic benefits associated with good diversified habitats and sound fish and wildlife management. Following an introduction, the guide is divided into sections which discuss: (1) values and public attitudes related to urban wildlife; (2) wildlife habitats and environments (considering the role of plants as food and cover sources, water, living space, and mortality factors); (3) urbanization effects (examining pollution and urbanization effects on temperature and rainfall, vegetation, and on soil and water); (4) response of wildlife to urbanization; and (5) principles and approaches to wildlife management (considering separately, principles, approaches to wildlife management, habitat management for fish and wildlife, management to promote educational and recreational values, and animal damage and nuisance control). The guide concludes with a list of suggestions for promoting conservation and enhancing wildlife enjoyment and a list of suggested readings and references. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Physical Environment, Public Opinion, Urban Areas, Urbanization, Wildlife, Wildlife Management
National Institute for Urban Wildlife
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Urban Wildlife, Columbia, MD.