Identify native wildlife that occur in NJ, including endangered and threatened species.
Identify common wildlife species of New Jersey from silhouettes, mounted specimens, sounds and calls, or pictures. (Part of an animal may be shown instead of the whole animal.) Keys will be used for more extensive identification.
Identify native, non-native, introduced and invasive species currently inhabiting New Jersey and describe their potential impacts.
Key Point 2: Know the Natural History of Wildlife Species in New Jersey
Answer questions concerning the natural history of wildlife species occurring in New Jersey.
Understand the following ecological concepts:
Evaluate a given habitat and select or list species most likely to live there.
Key Point 3: Conservation and Protection of New Jersey’s Wildlife
Describe ways habitat can be improved for specific species by knowing their requirements.
Discuss how human activities, such as forestry, agriculture, and hunting can enhance or impact wildlife populations and habitat.
Describe various ways people can help in the protection, conservation, management, and enhancement of wildlife populations and habitat.
Identify agencies responsible for providing the protection and management of wildlife resources.
Identify wildlife species that are listed as New Jersey endangered or threatened. Describe the main causes that have led to the depleted populations, and identify management strategies that may benefit the threatened or endangered population.
Key Point 4: Understanding Wildlife Risks
Describe the cause, prevention strategies, transmission cycle and symptoms of the following diseases in wildlife and people: