Monday, February 6, 2012

Flying Squirrel Box Construction

The Wildlife Management Techniques class worked in the construction shop this week to build nest boxes for the Carolina northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus). The students gained valuable training (i.e. safety, orientation, and hands-on experience) with a variety of shop tools and equipment used on many types of construction related projects that they will encounter throughout their careers. The semester has gotten off to a fun and fast start for students in the techniques course! Just three weeks into the semester, they have received hands-on training and experience with habitat inventory methods, wildlife radiotelemetry, boundary posting related to the new Landowner Protection Act, and construction.

Special thanks to John Mark Roberts, Instructor for the Building Construction Technology program, for his continued willingness to provide a quality educational experience for our Fish and Wildlife Management students! (post by Chris Graves)

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