- 1. Do one:
- (a) On a rough sketch of a 5-acre area:
- (1) Show and identify the chief types of plant cover.
- (2) Show the location (and identify)nests, dens, runways, droppings, feedings and other animal signs.
- (b) On a 5-acre area:
- (1) Identify three of the chief tree, three of shrub, or three ground cover species used by animals for food, shelter, or cover.
- (2) Identify by signs or sight 10 of the animal species found in the area.
- 2. Describer the value of three wild animals, each as sources of food, clothing and recreation; and the role of three animals each in insect, weed, and rodent control.
- 3. Do the following;
- (a) Describe the damage to wildlife resulting from wildfire, overgrazing, unwise forest practices, soil erosion, unwise drainage, "slick and clean" farming, and water pollution.
- (b) Explain the relationship between wildlife and t he natural habitat and how man controls the natural environment.
- 4. Explain who makes laws setting definite seasons and bag limits on hunting, fishing and trapping in your state, and the reason for the laws.
- 5. Do one:
- (a) Make a wildlife count on each of two contrasting approximate 5-acre plots. Grazed verses ungrazed woodlots; or strip-cropped verses solid planting; or burned over verses not burned over area; or other contrasting areas.
- (b) Visit a State or Federal or private game refuge or game management area with a wildlife technician and write at least hundred words on what is being done to make the area better for wildlife.
- (c) Visit a game farm or fish hatchery with a wildlife technician and write a report of at least five hundred words on the pros and cons of game stocking against habitat improvement as means of increasing wildlife populations.
- (d) Attend a recognized camp for at least a week where conservation is a major part of the program and describe how you will use the information you learned.
- (e) Go out for at least 2 days with a commercial fisherman and describe his catch and methods used.
- (f) Select one wildlife species common to your neighborhood and find out what management practices user used, or the practices that may be necessary to maintain the species.
- 6. Do one:
- (a) Help build, stock or fertilize a farm pond.
- (b) Plant stream or ditch banks to control erosion.
- (c) Build a fence or plant a "living fence" to exclude stock from a woodlot, stream or pond banks, or other easily damaged wildlife habitat.
- (d) Set out 200 food plants for birds and mammals.
- (e) Build three check dams, deflectors, or cover devices in a stream or lake to provide shelter for fish and to help reduce erosion.
- (f) Study the fish species in a pond or lake, and, if necessary, carry out such practices as may be necessary to benefit the fish.
- (g) Build and set out in suitable places 10 nesting boxes or "den pipes".
- (h) Plant a windbreak or hedge or other suitable winter cover for wildlife.
- (i) Help plant a gully, road cut, fill or eroding area to reduce erosion, build up soil fertility, and at the same time provide shelter for wildlife.
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