Description

Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

Russell Link

  • $34.95 paperback (9780295983868) Add to Cart
  • hardcover not available
  • Published: 2004
  • Subject Listing: Natural History; Pacific Northwest
  • Bibliographic information: 350 pp., 150 line drawings, 8.5 x 11 in.
  • Published with: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Contents

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
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.
Contents
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Part 1: Mammals
1. Badgers
2. Bats
3. Beavers
4. Black Bears and Grizzly Bears
5. Cougars and Bobcats
6. Coyotes and Gray Wolves
7. Deer
8. Deer Mice and House Mice
9. Elk
10. Foxes
11. Ground Squirrels and Marmots
12. Moles and Shrews
13. Moose
14. Mountain Beavers
15. Muskrats and Nutrias
16. Old World Rats and Woodrats (Packrats)
17. Opossums
18. Pocket Gophers
19. Porcupines
20. Rabbits and Hares
21. Raccoons
22. River Otters
23. Skunks
24. Tree Squirrels and Chipmunks
25. Voles (Meadow Mice)
26. Weasels and Mink
Part 2: Birds
27. Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks
28. Crows and Ravens
29. Domestic Pigeons (Rock Doves)
30. Eagles and Ospreys
31. Great Blue Herons and Belted Kingfishers
32. Gulls and Terns
33. Hawks
34. House Sparrows and Native Sparrows
35. Magpies and Jays
36. Owls
37. Robins and Garden Finches
38. Starlings
39. Swallows and Swifts
40. Woodpeckers, Flickers, and Sapsuckers
Part 3: Reptiles and Amphibians
41. Frogs and Toads
42. Salamanders
43. Snakes and Lizards
44. Turtles
Part 4: Appendices
A. Trapping Wildlife
B. Evicting Animals from Buildings
C. Hiring a Wildlife Damage Control Company
D. The Impact of Domestic Cats and Dogs on Wildlife
E. State, Provincial, and Federal Contact Information
F. Books, Organizations, and Internet Resources
G. Beaver Works - Beaver Deceiver
H. Beaver Works - Flexible Leveler
I. Nest Box Predator Guard - Birds and Mammals
J. Nest Box Predator Guard - Mammals
K. Squirrel and Chipmunk Nest Box
Index
Reviews

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

"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."
-BC Studies