Natural Resources University is a podcast network focused on delivering science-based natural resource management.
The series within the network include Deer University, Fire University, Pond University, and Habitat University.
Funding for this podcast network is generated from the Renewable Resources Extension Act.
Episode 58 - Deer University: The 12 Month Food Plot System
In this episode we discuss a food plot system that integrates both cool season and warm season food plot forages in the same plot. Mitt Wardlaw has been using this system for over 5 years with great success. During the hunting season, Mitt has both high-energy grains (soybean or corn) along with high-protein clovers in his food plots. Join us for this episode to learn how to make this food plot planting system work on your property.
Episode 57 - Fire University: Fire and Invasive Species
A common concern people have when it comes to using prescribed fire is if it will result in the unwanted encroachment of invasive species. In this episode, Dr. Marcus Lashley talks with Dr. David Coyle, assistant professor and extension specialist at Clemson University who researches the impacts of invasive species and forest health management. Join them as they dive into the relationship between invasives and fire and what management strategies you can take to improve overall forest health.
Episode 56 - Fire University: The Value of Co-Ops: Meeting Management Goals
We’ve all heard time and time again that the biggest problem a landowner faces is their neighbor. But what if instead of competing with your neighbor, you joined forces? Join Dr. Lashley and Dr. Bronson Strickland, hosts of Fire University and Deer University, as they sit down with Hunter Pruitt, founder of the National Wildlife Cooperative, to discuss the benefits co-ops provide and how working with your neighbor can give you a tangible return on investment.
Episode 55 - Deer University: What's So Special About Kansas?
Over the past couple decades Kansas has turned into a destination state for deer hunters chasing big whitetails. But what exactly about the Kansas landscape promotes the growth of large antlers? Dr. Drew Ricketts is an Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist for Kansas State University and is an expert on habitat management in Kansas. In this episode Drew, Steve, and Bronson crack the code on why Kansas produces so many record-book bucks.
Episode 54 - Fire University: How Does Burning Outside of the Dormant Season Affect Pine Survival and Growth?
Due to concerns of damaging tree productivity, most prescribed burning has become limited to the dormant season, a practice that is inconsistent with the historical pattern of lighting-initiated fire. How different are the effects of seasonal biennial burning and which factors play the biggest role in survival? Dr. Lashley sits with Dr. Morgan Varner, Director of Fire Research at Tall Timbers, and John Willis, Forest Researcher with the U.S. Forest Service, to break down the science behind these questions.
Episode 53 - Habitat University: Habitat Management: Reflections from a College Classroom
Adam and Jarred are joined in this episode by award-winning instructor, Dr. Liz Flaherty, to chat about teaching undergraduate students all about habitat management. Dr. Flaherty is an Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology & Habitat Management at Purdue University. Take a listen to learn about the insights you can take from a college classroom and apply on your own property.
I never thought about the outdoors (in depth) until I started hunting whitetails in 2020 (Northern IL). Now, I cannot get enough of it! I am thinking I wasted my time and money earning an MPA, but I am only 37. Thanks to everyone involved in bringing great content.
A must for anyone with habitat questions
A must for anyone that is serious or even just trying to learn the basics about habitat. From forests to fields, ponds to fire and of course just good old deer habitat and topics this has it all. Data based unbiased information from folks that back up what they say. I’ve personally spent an hour on the phone with Jarred and he answered questions for an hour as I bombarded him.