Wildlife Netting

Animal Quilt Patterns

Most all of the newer digital cams also have sensor adjustments to increase or decrease sensitivity to dial in a closer triggering window to your needs and location conditions. Motion sensor cameras have been around for many years now as they were originally developed and used for military operations. These cams then became very useful as commercial security surveillance tools for businesses and then their uses spread to up scale private residences. With new and more precise features and a variety of styles, the original motion and heat sensor activated cams have morphed into a world wide marketed creation which are today's game and trail cams. I myself am no genius in any way when it comes to high tech gadgets, but with a short amount of time and patience I have had no troubles setting up my cams and getting great pictures. So don't let the tech stuff scare you away from purchasing one of these cams if you are in the market for one. Most of the set up and use is simply based on common sense and some good ol' trial and error. The more you use your cam, the more little tricks you learn. Let me be one of many who will tell you that some of the pictures you get really will be worth a thousand words. I personally bought my first game cam three years ago after reading a few articles and seeing some sales ads for them. My first unit which I still have and am using regularly, is a STEALTHCAM 35mm version.

Wildlife Wonders

Congress has identified eight elements that each wildlife action plan is required to have, which will better aid in identifying the plans of action to take and why. These eight elements are: Information on the Distribution and Abundance of Species of Wildlife; Descriptions of Extent and Conditions of Habitats and Community Types; Descriptions o Problems an Priority Research and Survey Efforts; Descriptions of Conservation Actions; Proposed Plans for Monitoring Species Identified and Their Habitats; Description of Procedures to Review the Plan; Plans for Coordinating the Development, Implementation, Review and Revision of the Plan with Federal, State, Local Agencies and Indian Tribes; and Broad Public Participation. Indiana had 140 aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species classified as wildlife species of greatest conservation need (GCN). Of these 140 GCN species, 22 are mammals, 47 are birds, 20 are reptiles, 9 are amphibians, 15 are fish, 24 are mussels, 2 are mollusks and 1 is a lamprey. Problems or threats to the GCN species populations in Indiana are commercial and industrial development, landfill construction or operation, dams, road construction, urban development, water diversion, municipal and industrial point source, commercial harvest, conversion of riparian forests, excessive non-commercial harvest or collection, channel maintenance and confined animal operations. Other problems or threats to GCN species are crop production practices, excessive groundwater withdrawal, fire suppression, management of or for certain species, channel alteration, exotic species, parasites, pathogens, recreation, grazing, predation, forestry activities and resource extraction. The Illinois Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy has addressed these problems or threats to the GCN species population with conservation actions. These actions include decreasing the data gap by gathering more information on GCN species, by fire management with controlled burned, with habitat protection by initiating projects to protect existing habitat or habitat components, with habitat restoration and improvement by initiating projects to restore or enhance existing habitats, with land acquisition by purchasing land or conservation easement that is important to GCN species, with population management by directly manipulating GCN species population by restocking, translocation an harvest management, with public relations and education by increasing public awareness of GCN species and key habitats through education and public outreach, with threat abatement by mitigating existing threats including pollution, predation an competing species and with other conservation action plans that have not been covered previously. Monitoring the CWCS in Illinois will begin with the employment of existing inventories and surveys, which includes any monitoring done by conservation partners. Monitoring will continue with surveys, remote sensing, satellite imagery, disease and movement monitoring, breeding site survey sampling, DNA and net sampling, herpetological web site, predictive modeling, ground truthing and taxonomic affinities an reclassification. Population, habitat and project-level monitoring are also included in the Illinois CWCS as well as distribution information, length frequency distributions; community-level monitoring and replication.