Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest by Russell Link

Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

byRussell Link

Paperback | May 1, 2004

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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

About The Author

Russell Link is an urban wildlife biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He is the author of the very popular Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest.
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Title:Living with Wildlife in the Pacific NorthwestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 11.01 × 8.58 × 1.12 inPublished:May 1, 2004Publisher:University of Washington Press and Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295983868

ISBN - 13:9780295983868

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Table of Contents

IntroductionAcknowledgmentsPart 1: Mammals1. Badgers2. Bats3. Beavers4. Black Bears and Grizzly Bears5. Cougars and Bobcats6. Coyotes and Gray Wolves7. Deer8. Deer Mice and House Mice9. Elk10. Foxes11. Ground Squirrels and Marmots12. Moles and Shrews13. Moose14. Mountain Beavers15. Muskrats and Nutrias16. Old World Rats and Woodrats (Packrats)17. Opossums18. Pocket Gophers19. Porcupines20. Rabbits and Hares21. Raccoons22. River Otters23. Skunks24. Tree Squirrels and Chipmunks25. Voles (Meadow Mice)26. Weasels and MinkPart 2: Birds27. Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks28. Crows and Ravens29. Domestic Pigeons (Rock Doves)30. Eagles and Ospreys31. Great Blue Herons and Belted Kingfishers32. Gulls and Terns33. Hawks34. House Sparrows and Native Sparrows35. Magpies and Jays36. Owls37. Robins and Garden Finches38. Starlings39. Swallows and Swifts40. Woodpeckers, Flickers, and SapsuckersPart 3: Reptiles and Amphibians41. Frogs and Toads42. Salamanders43. Snakes and Lizards44. TurtlesPart 4: AppendicesA. Trapping WildlifeB. Evicting Animals from BuildingsC. Hiring a Wildlife Damage Control CompanyD. The Impact of Domestic Cats and Dogs on WildlifeE. State, Provincial, and Federal Contact InformationF. Books, Organizations, and Internet ResourcesG. Beaver Works--Beaver DeceiverH. Beaver Works--Flexible LevelerI. Nest Box Predator Guard--Birds and MammalsJ. Nest Box Predator Guard--MammalsK. Squirrel and Chipmunk Nest BoxIndex

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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.

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