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November 1, 2017

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Albertans have enjoyed living without the menace of rats since 1950, when the provincial rat control program was established. Norway rats are well known to be extremely destructive creatures. The ...


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June 1, 2017

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Norway rats are one of the most destructive creatures known to man. They destroy and contaminate untold quantities of food, and through their tunneling activities, undermine the foundations of ...


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December 1, 2016

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People generally relate skunks to the foul-smelling, defensive spray they discharge when scared or threatened. Generally, people avoid skunks and have little tolerance for their presence. In many ...


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April 1, 2015

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Presents background information on the Ord's kangaroo rat, including its risk category and where it can be found in Alberta. Lists the recovery plan in effect and the recovery goal for the Ord's ...


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September 1, 2013

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The Ord's kangaroo rat, a nocturnal rodent highly adapted for survival in arid environments, is listed as Endangered in Alberta. The goal of this recovery plan is to ensure a viable, naturally ...


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July 1, 2012

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This fact sheet presents summary of information about how to manage Richardson's ground squirrels


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August 1, 2010

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Ord’s kangaroo rat is a small, nocturnal rodent adapted to arid environments. It is considered an endangered species both in Alberta and nationally. The recovery plan identifies a number of ...


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March 1, 2010

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This report provides recommended methods for translocating Ord's kangaroo rats in Alberta based on the successes and limitations observed in previous studies, with particular consideration of the ...


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July 1, 2009

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This recovery plan identifies the development of beneficial management practices (BMPs) for Ord's kangaroo rat as a recovery action contributing to the maintenance and recovery of this species in ...


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April 16, 2009

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summarizes information about rabbit and rodent management in Alberta.


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April 16, 2009

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Rabbits and rodents are gnawing mammals, specialized for eating vegetation. Although the two groups are similar in form and life style, they differ in body structure and have separate evolutionary ...


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May 1, 2008

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Pocket gophers, commonly called moles, are a problem in pastures and hayland throughout much of Alberta. They also eat garden crops and kill woody plants and shrubs by feeding on the roots. Pocket ...


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March 1, 2007

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The Alberta Recovery Plan for Ord's kangaroo rat calls for standardized population monitoring as a highly priority recovery activity. The purpose is to establish a long-term database that supports ...


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January 1, 2007

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Rodent species native to North America play an integral role in the formation and sustainability of natural ecosystems. Many native rodents including grounds squirrels and pocket gophers are ...


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July 1, 2005

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Orchards, nurseries, shelterbelts and gardens can suffer economic losses and aesthetic damage because of gnawing animals. Most damage occurs from late fall until early spring when extreme weather ...


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July 1, 2005

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The porcupine is Alberta’s second largest rodent, measuring up to 90 cm in length and weighing as much as 12 kg (Figure 1). They live throughout the province, usually near stands of woody ...


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July 1, 2002

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Provides information on the Ords kangaroo rat, including a general description of the species, its distribution in Alberta, habitat, an estimate of its population size, threats to its habitat and ...


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January 1, 2002

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Mice are a large group of mammals, with more than 130 species found worldwide. In Alberta, there are seven species of mice and 12 species of voles. The most troublesome and economically important ...


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January 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the Ord's kangaroo rat, a medium-sized, nocturnal rodent adapted for survival in arid environments. The species is widespread in western North America, but ...