Wildlife Learning Objectives - West Virginia Conservation Agency

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