Hellbenders have been rapidly declining since the 1980s due to various factors, including poor water quality. Many ecological issues contribute to poor water quality, and one important issue we can focus on is how we use the land around rivers and streams. Livestock owners along rivers and streams can greatly reduce the impact of their operations on water quality using a number of different management practices.
Have you ever wanted to set up your own scent station? Here's a great video that will teach you how! Scent stations are a non-invasive alternative to other trapping methods for determining what species of wildlife populate an area.
This full time job includes providing leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating extension programming statewide related to wildlife management, with special emphasis on harvested wildlife.
The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is one of three Indiana zoos working with Purdue University to study and raise hellbenders in captivity until they are ready to be released into the wild in an effort to grow their native population. This new video explains more about the zoo's outreach process with the hellbenders, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the hellbenders themselves.
Purdue FNR and Purdue Cooperative Extension Service - Vermillion County are presenting a series of Wildlife Management for the Private Landowner classes in Clinton, Indiana every Thursday from March 31st to May 19th.
Come to the 13th consecutive Hellbender Hustle 5K Run/Walk at the O'Bannon Woods State Park in Corydon, Indiana to learn more about hellbenders and how they are faring in the nearby Blue River. The race is part road, part trail, and fun for the whole family.
It's likely you have had some type of run-in with wildlife-no matter where you live. Wildlife Extension Specialist Brian MacGowan's new publication provides information about nuisance wildlife control professionals, things to consider when deciding whether or not you need to hire a professional, and tips on how to find a professional who is right for you.