Managing wildlife on your property is a multifaceted process. First and foremost, landowners must determine the wildlife species that inhabit the property and surrounding areas. Are wildlife permanent residents, seasonal, or migratory? What diseases could wildlife bring? In this course, you will complete a wildlife inventory for your property and explore wildlife needs and habits. You will learn how water and habitat are important components to attracting wildlife, and understand tools for altering or deterring wildlife. Whether you are trying to attract or deter wildlife, you will gain the knowledge and resources to create a wildlife plan for your property.
At the end of this course you will/will be able to:
• Understand wildlife needs and habits
• Differentiate between predacious and non-predacious wildlife
• Identify common diseases in wild and domestic animals
• Create a plan to attract animals you want on your property and to discourage those you do not want on your property
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Textbooks and Materials
All materials are supplied within the online course.
Kara Harders is the Small Acreage Coordinator for the southeast portion of the state, based out of Cañon City, Colorado and the facilitator for the wildlife course of the Land Stewardship Program. Kara holds a masters in agricultural education and communications from the University of Florida, and a bachelors in agricultural education from Colorado State.