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Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest
     

Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

by Russell Link
 

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,

Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

Martha Stewart Living Magazine Editors
Mentioned in Martha Stewart Living, a nationally syndicated column

Martha Stewart Living
Mentioned in Martha Stewart Living, a nationally syndicated column

BC Studies
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295983868
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
1,337,269
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet 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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