Written by: Brandon Holden, Alison Kilpatrick, Jonathan Sukhra, Lily Vuong HISTORICAL PROFILE The history of Kudzu, Pueraria montana var. lobata, started off in eastern Asia in primarily subtropical and temperate regions. The kudzu plant was introduced to the United States from Japan in 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The vine was widely marketed … Continue reading Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) – Historical Profile
Management Plan This plan provides details about the implementation and maintenance of a strategy that will use livestock protecting dogs (LPDs) to mitigate the impact of wolf predation on cattle. Although LPDs have been used for over 2,000 years, there is much still to be learned about how to effectively implement their use in current … Continue reading Gray Wolf – Management Plan
Historical Profile The history of the Gray Wolf, Canis lupus, in North America mirror’s it’s history in Europe. The European perspective of wolves arrived with settlers in the 1600’s and 1700’s and initial interactions were not confrontational because both wolves and humans were fearful of each other(Fritts et al., 1997; Stohr, 2012). As time progressed, … Continue reading Grey Wolf – Historical Profile
Written By: Madison Penton, Emma Ross, Adam Bocskei & Jesse Beauchamp Distribution: The coyote, Canis latrans, is a North American based species which is part of the family Canidae. Coyotes can be found country-wide in the United States and Mexico. While in Canada the majority of the distribution of this animal tends to be in … Continue reading Coyote (Canis latrans)- Ecological Profile
Written by Sara Kuruvilla, Jennifer Del Tin, Mary Pennington, and Teslyn Heron Ecological Profile: Sandhill Crane, Antigone canadensis Distribution Sandhill Cranes, Antigone canadensis, is a species of bird that belong to the Gruidae family, with six subspecies. They are the most common cranes in the world and occur mostly in North America. They are migratory … Continue reading Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) – Ecological Profile
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