Wildlife Learning Objectives Students should be able to: Identify common fish and wildlife species by mounts, skulls, tracks and pelts. Dichotomous keys will be used for more extensive identification. Identify calls and songs of common WV birds. ( Bird Songs and Identification Website ) Describe specific adaptations of wildlife to their environment. Discuss the natural history of common species. Describe food webs, predator/prey relationships and identify examples. Evaluate habitat suitability for common species. Be familiar habitat improvements for common species. Understand the concept of carrying capacity and describe factors that limit or enhance wildlife populations. Understand how the public and wildlife managers can help conserve, manage, and enhance wildlife populations. Describe the potential impact of the introduction of non-native plant or animal species on native wildlife populations. Identify West Virginia’s threatened and endangered species and describe major factors affecting them and methods used to preserve these species. Infer reasons for regulations regarding season dates and bag (creel) limits. Discuss major hunting and fishing laws.