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Land Ownership, Liability, and the Law in North Carolina

By: Ted Feitshans, Robert Bardon, Ed Jones, Rick Hamilton, Mark Megalos Woodland Owner Notes

This publication explains the major laws impacting a landowner’s liability in North Carolina and the responsibilities landowners have for invited and uninvited users of their property.

Bats

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, J. Chris Turner Working with Wildlife

Bats serve as pollinators of many food plants and are the only predator of night-flying insects. This publication explains the steps you can take to encourage bats on private lands, including building and installing bat boxes.

Building Songbird Boxes

By: Ed Jones, J. Chris Turner, Mark Megalos Working with Wildlife

This publication discusses how to successfully build, install and maintain nest boxes for songbirds.

Hummingbirds and Butterflies

By: Mark Megalos, J. Chris Turner, Ed Jones Working with Wildlife

This publication describes how you can transform your backyard into an area that welcomes nectar-seekers, such as hummingbirds and butterflies.

Owls

By: Mark Megalos, Scott J. Phelps, Ed Jones Working with Wildlife

Owls play an important role in the balance of forest and open land environments. This publication discusses management of habitat to promote owl populations.

White-Tailed Deer

By: Michael Mitchell, Ed Jones, Mark Megalos Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the white-tailed deer. It also provides tips to improve the deer's habitat.

Woodland Wildlife Nest Boxes

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Scott J. Phelps Working with Wildlife

This publication provides information on constructing and placing artificial nesting boxes to attract birds and other wildlife to your property.

Endangered Species

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Kent Karriker Working with Wildlife

This publication explains endangered and threatened species in North Carolina and the protective measures landowners should take to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.

Managing Edges for Wildlife

By: Kent Karriker, Ed Jones, Mark Megalos Working with Wildlife

This publication describes edges (or ecotones), areas where two habitat types meet, such as a forest and a meadow. Edges are inhabited by some of the animals and plants that are characteristic of each original habitat, plus species that are specially adapted to live in edges. Tips for edge management are included.

Raccoon

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, water habits, cover and home range of raccoons in North Carolina. Tips on improving the habitat of the raccoon also are included.

Songbirds

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, cover, food, water habits and home range of various songbird species. Also included are tips to improve the birds' habitats, as well as a chart listing the habitat of several species.

Managing Beaver Ponds

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, J. Chris Turner Working with Wildlife

This publication reviews the benefits of beavers and methods to manage and enhance beaver ponds.

Wildlife and Forest Stewardship

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Rick Hamilton, Peter Bromley Woodland Owner Notes

Developing forestland to continually produce timber and provide wildlife habitat requires an active management plan. Forest stewardship, the process of managing all of the forest’s natural resources together, enables us to conserve our forest resources, including timber, wildlife, soil and water. Forestry and wildlife management are not only compatible, they are interrelated. Managing for wildlife habitat can even improve forest productivity. This publication describes the basic concepts of management, showing how forestry operations affect wildlife habitat.

Eastern Gray Squirrel

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, water habits, home range and tree cover for the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Tips are provided for improving the squirrel's habitat as well as building a squirrel box.

Wild Turkey Management

By: Robert Hazel, Ed Jones Woodland Owner Notes

Due to their particular requirements, wild turkeys are affected by woodland changes more than other forest game species. This publication discusses the needs of the wild turkey, habitat management and the management of turkey hunting.

Wildlife Terms

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication functions as a dictionary for commonly used wildlife terms such as cover, daylighting, forage, mast and understory.

Bobwhite Quail

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Michael S. Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits, and home range of the bobwhite quail in North Carolina. The publication also includes tips on improving the habitat of the bobwhite quail.

Cottontail Rabbit

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Michael S. Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the cottontail rabbit. Also included are tips on improving the rabbit's habitat.

Low-Cost Habitat Improvements

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, J. Chris Turner Working with Wildlife

The smaller habitats that abound on private lands and in many backyards can be enhanced using a variety of improvement options. Wildlife improvements can be simple, inexpensive and fun for the whole family. This publication discusses selected low-cost habitat improvements that will enhance food and cover for wildlife on private lands.

Pools for Amphibians

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, J. Chris Turner, A. L. Braswell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food and water habits, cover and home range of a range of amphibians in North Carolina. Tips on constructing and maintaining a fishless pool are included.

Wild Turkey

By: Mark Megalos, Michael Mitchell, Ed Jones Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of wild turkeys in North Carolina. It also offers tips for improving the turkey's habitat.

Herbaceous Plants for Wildlife

By: Ed Jones, Scott J. Phelps, Mark Megalos Working with Wildlife

This publication describes methods for maintaining and establishing herbaceous plants as valuable sources of food and cover for wildlife in North Carolina.

Snags and Downed Logs

By: Kent Karriker, Ed Jones, Mark Megalos Working with Wildlife

This publication describes creating and protecting snags (standing dead or dying trees) and downed logs (a log lying on or near the forest floor) as potential habitats for a wide range of wildlife species.

Wood Duck

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover and home range of the wood duck. It also offers tips on improving the wood duck's habitat, as well as instructions on building a wood duck nest.

Black Bear

By: Michael S. Mitchell, Mark Megalos, Ed Jones Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the black bear in North Carolina. Tips for improving the black bear's habitat also are included.

Ruffed Grouse

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, home range, water habits, food and cover for the ruffed grouse in North Carolina. Tips are provided to improve the grouse's habitat.

Mourning Dove

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the mourning dove in North Carolina. The publication also includes tips on improving the dove's habitat.

A Landowner's Guide to Working with Recreationists

By: Ed Jones, Peter Bromley Woodland Owner Notes

With an increase statewide in outdoor activity, many landowners report unacceptable levels of trespass, littering, property damage and game law violations. This publication discusses (1) liability, (2) ethical standards for recreationists, (3) alternative ways of managing access to private lands, and (4) dealing with trespass.