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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Grade 9 - 12, Fish and Wildlife Management, 2009

1.) Describe career opportunities in fish and wildlife management.

2.) Determine principles of hunting, boating, and recreational vehicle safety.

•  Identifying survival and first aid techniques related to outdoor recreation
3.) Explain the history of fish and wildlife management.

•  Describing the impact of sport hunting in Alabama
Examples: economy, wildlife population

4.) Describe laws that protect fish and wildlife.

5.) Compare habitat needs of selected fish and wildlife species native to Alabama.

Examples: water, shelter, food

•  Designing a wildlife management plan
•  Explaining methods used to improve fish and wildlife habitats
6.) Analyze human activities for positive and negative effects on fish and wildlife.

Examples: positive—planting sea grass, conserving habitats

- negative—polluting, filling wetlands

•  Explaining environmental effects of introducing nonnative species into an area
•  Describing economic damage to crops caused by wildlife
•  Evaluating issues concerning endangered and threatened species of fish and wildlife
Example: recovery strategies

7.) Distinguish game from nongame wildlife species.

•  Comparing classes of wildlife, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish
8.) Identify common fish and wildlife species indigenous to Alabama.

9.) Compare aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Examples: wetlands, woodlands, grasslands

•  Identifying methods used to correct an unbalanced ecosystem
•  Describing interdependence between biotic and abiotic components of a wildlife ecosystem
10.) Identify pests and diseases affecting fish and wildlife species.

11.) Identify outdoor recreational opportunities in Alabama.

•  Identifying methods of developing and managing outdoor recreational enterprises
12.) Describe differences among state parks in Alabama.

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