This book traces the history of southern forests and associated wildlife, details the biology and habitat requirements of species and communities and offers practical guidelines for habitat management on a broad scale. Information in this book should help land managers assess land suitability for various species and communities, determine how different land and forestry management practices affect wildlife, and actively manage for target species and communities. The chapters of Wildlife of Southern Forests are written by leading wildlife experts from universities, federal agencies, and conservation organisations of the South. The book is illustrated by renowned wildlife artist, John Sidelinger.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Early History; Natural Resources-Into the 20th Century; Defining the Forests; Sensitive Plant Communities; Principles of Landscape Ecology for Conservation of Wildlife and Biodiversity; Managing Forests for Wildlife; White-tailed Deer; Wild Turkey; Northern Bobwhite; Ruffed Grouse; Mourning Dove; American Woodcock; Squirrels; Rabbits; Wild Hogs; Waterfowl; American Black Bear; Florida Panther; Red Wolf; Carnivorous Furbearers; Omnivorous Furbearers; Herbivorous Furbearers; Red-Cockaded Woodpecker; Bird Communities of Southern Forests; Terrestrial Small Mammals; Bats; Reptiles and Amphibians; Resolving Wildlife Conflicts; Wildlife Recreation; Conclusions; Common and Scientific Names of Animals in Text; Common and Scientific Names of Plants in Text; Index.