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Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest - Russell Link

Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780295983868
Number Of Pages: 350
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest is all about coexisting with the animals commonly found in gardens, ponds, attics, crawl spaces, and other places where humans and wildlife cross paths throughout Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

From bats to woodpeckers, sixty-eight species are described here, with details about feeding and mating habits, family structures, and life cycles. Living with Wildlife explains how to attract animals; how to spot their presence by identifying tracks, droppings, and other signs; and how and where to safely view them.

Focusing on the species that provoke the most calls to wildlife agencies and nonprofit groups, the book provides detailed information on how to prevent and solve conflicts with wildlife.

This book is a valuable reference for homeowners, property owners, and property managers; habitat restoration professionals; the wildlife control industry; and private and nonprofit wildlife groups. It can also be used in horticulture and urban wildlife management courses.

Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest includes information on:

--68 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians

--Feeding habits, nesting sites, reproductive habits, ranges, and longevity

--Signs of animals' presence, including tracks, nests, scratch marks, droppings, and calls

--Viewing and attracting animals

--Preventing conflicts with animals

--Controlling animals

--Public health concerns

--Legal status of each species

--Trapping wildlife

--Evicting animals from buildings

--Hiring a wildlife damage control specialist

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Mentioned in Martha Stewart Living, a nationally syndicated column

* Martha Stewart Living *

Link does a tremendous job of distilling the most important information and presenting it in a highly accessible format. The result is a valuable reference for those seeking to understand, and to act upon, the ways that wild animals inabit the places that we call home.

* BC Studies *

Badgersp. 3
Batsp. 8
Beaversp. 20
Black bears and grizzly bearsp. 28
Cougars and bobcatsp. 37
Coyotes and gray wolvesp. 44
Deerp. 52
Deer mice and house micep. 67
Elkp. 73
Foxesp. 81
Ground squirrels and marmotsp. 85
Moles and shrewsp. 94
Moosep. 103
Mountain beaversp. 108
Muskrats and nutriasp. 114
Old world rats and woodrats (packrats)p. 121
Opossumsp. 132
Pocket gophersp. 137
Porcupinesp. 146
Rabbits and haresp. 151
Raccoonsp. 160
River ottersp. 169
Skunksp. 174
Tree squirrels and chipmunksp. 181
Voles (meadow mice)p. 192
Weasels and minkp. 199
Canada geese and Mallard ducksp. 206
Crows and ravensp. 217
Domestic pigeons (rock dovers)p. 225
Eagles and ospreysp. 231
Great blue herons and belted kingfishersp. 238
Gulls and ternsp. 245
Hawksp. 251
House sparrows and native sparrowsp. 260
Magpies and jaysp. 266
Owlsp. 270
Robins and garden finchesp. 276
Starlingsp. 284
Swallows and swiftsp. 291
Woodpeckers, flickers, and sapsuckersp. 300
Reptiles and amphibians
Frogs and toadsp. 310
Salamandersp. 320
Snakes and lizardsp. 326
Turtlesp. 336
Trapping wildlifep. 344
Evicting animals from buildingsp. 356
Hiring a wildlife damage control companyp. 361
The impact of domestic cats and dogs on wildlifep. 363
State, provincial, and federal contact informationp. 373
Books, organizations, and Internet resourcesp. 377
Beaver works - beaver deceiverp. 383
Beaver works - flexible levelerp. 384
Nest box predator guard - birds and mammalsp. 385
Nest box predator guard - mammalsp. 386
Squirrel and chipmunk nest boxp. 387
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ISBN: 9780295983868
ISBN-10: 0295983868
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 1.12

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