There has been much debate in the popular press lately regarding the role of timber harvesting on forest communities. Taking a look at several large-scale studies that have investigated the effects of tree canopy removal on amphibians and reptiles can help us understand what is happening to the wildlife in our forests..
Ever found raccoons in your attic? In this article, find out from FNR Extension Wildlife Specialist Brian MacGowan how to properly relocate raccoons in your house.
In this recent FNR publication, find out more about bovine tuberculosis: a transmitted disease that has been affecting deer populations throughout Indiana.
The Hellbender salamander is North America's largest salamander. However, its population has been declining over the past decades. Find out more about a study a FNR extension specialist and his team are conducting in order to help improve the population of this endangered species.
Purdue University has teamed up with four zoos to protect hellbenders. This effort is a worldwide collaboration as zoos, government agencies, and other conservation groups, implement much-needed conservation initiatives. Check out these videos and a new publication titled "How Our Zoos Help Hellbenders." Learn about the zoos that are collaborating with Purdue and the conservation efforts.
Purdue's FNR staff provides us with another free publication, this time focusing on the potential economic gains of growing hops along the fence lines of newly established forest stands.
Awareness of the Eastern Hellbender is growing due to the decline in numbers. Extension specialists receive reports of a "hellbender" that is found in a barn, or on a basement floor, crawling across a driveway, or occasionally in a pond. Here are some resources to help identify these large salamanders.