Resources, for Kids, Adults, Teachers & Landowners

 

Wildlife Information

Vermont Critters

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VIDEOS

Moose by Dave Erler - moose ecology, behavior, and other biology

The Social Black Bear by Ben Kilham - black bear communication, learning, intelligence, and sociality

Fisher by George Leoniak - radio collaring fisher to learn about use of habitats and travel corridors

Forest Birds and Conservation Biology by Len Reitsma - avian ecology and ‘conservation biology 101’

Vermont Black Bear by Forrest Hammond - bear populations, ecology, and human interactions

Other videos:

Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy, excellent video about the impacts of invasive plants on wildlife and how quickly wildlife returns if we use native plants

Useful Publications

Habitat Stewardship Brochures

Conserving Vermont’s Natural Heritage

Draft 2015 Wildlife Action Plan

Wetland Woodland, Wildland, view chapters in Books folder

Managing Grasslands, Shrublands and Young Forests for Wildlife, view chapters in Books folder

Tracks : Life-size Tracking Guide by Lynn Levine,‎ Martha Mitchell, Heartwood Press 2001.

Waterproof, spiral bound book with life size tracks

Reading the Forested Landscape by Tom Wessels

New England Wildlife by Richard M. DeGraaf & Mariko Yamasaki

Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner’s Guide by M. Beattie, L. Levine & C. Thompson

Northern Woodlands Magazine, published by the Center for Northern Woodlands Education

 

More great information at Vermont Fish and Wildlife Library 

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Open the Factsheets folder to explore the:

Ecosystems - Habitat Types folder, and learn about Vermont’s different habitats;

Furbearers and Trapping folder, and learn about furbearing wildlife;

Non-Game Wildlife folder, and learn about non-game wildlife species;

Wildlife Tracks folder (VT-Wildlife-Tracks), and learn how to make plaster casts of tracks

 

LLA Map Activities

Fun activities using LLA maps 

Wildlife Range Transparencies

Download Moose Transparency

Download Bobcat Transparency

Download Bear Transparency

On-line Mapping Program

Biofinder Layers of statewide biogeographic data with the ability to overlay and analyze them

 

GREAT BLOGS

Naturally Curious with Mary Holland

Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Northern Woodlands

VINS Nature Blog

 

Especially for Teachers

Maps go to School Educational Packet

Teacher Forum where teachers share how they are using LLA's maps

Our Vermont Woods Information, programs, and partners to assist you in sharing the woods with students.

Project Wild

Wildlife Management and Outdoor Education Techniques for Educators

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards video by Bozeman Science

The Understanding by Design guide to creating high-quality units. Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2011). Alexandria, VA: ASCD. 

 

Especially for Landowners

Our Vermont Woods All the resources you need to keep our woods healthy

Landowner Guides to a Successful Timber Harvest Including wildlife, water, economics, working with foresters and loggers

Vermont Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP),                                                                                                   Orange County (802) 828-4493, Windsor County (802) 885-8836

Vermont Audubon Forest Bird Habitat Assessments (802) 434-3068

Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife, Inc. (802) 388-3880

Vermont Woodlands Association

County Foresters: Orange County (802) 476-0173; Windsor County (802) 281-5262