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An Ecological Approach to Wildlife Stewardship: Wildlife Ecology & Management

Over the course of three webinars, explore New York State wildlife, their ecological roles, and the threats they face. Sessions are appropriate for anyone interested in learning about wildlife stewardship, from small backyards to large landholdings. Learn how to improve wildlife habitat, reduce conflicts between people and wildlife, set wildlife management goals, and promote wise wildlife stewardship now and for future generations.

The series is presented by Dutchess Land Conservancy ecologist Julie Hart, National Wild Turkey Federationwildlife biologist Kaylee Resha, and Cary Institute wildlife biologist Mike Fargione. 

Wildlife Stewardship Workshop Agenda

Session 1: Wildlife Ecology & Management, September 30, 2020

  • Wildlife: An ecological perspective
  • Management plans: why and how to develop one
  • Using trail cameras to identify wildlife 

Session 2: Threats to Wildlife, October 7, 2020

  • Threats to wildlife and their habitats
  • Dealing with invasive plants
  • Managing deer overpopulation via controlled hunting 

Session 3: Living with Wildlife, October 14, 2020 

  • Techniques to enhance wildlife populations
  • Cost-sharing opportunities with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service 
  • Best practices to prevent wildlife damage



Management plans: why and how to develop one, Julie Hart


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