Dr. Adam Janke

Adam Janke is the statewide Wildlife Extension Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Adam is a trained wildlife biologist, having received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in wildlife conservation and ecology from three land-grant schools in the Midwest.  He is also certified as an Associate Wildlife Biologist through The Wildlife Society and is active in regional and national efforts for wildlife conservation and education.  Adam conducts research and education on finding opportunities for strengthening wildlife habitat conservation in working landscapes in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. He also coordinates and leads the Iowa Master Conservationist Program that partners with county extension offices and other regional educators to train local conservation leaders and champions throughout Iowa.

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September 5, 2017 12:00 AM

It’s easy to forget they’re mammals just like us. They give live birth, they nurse their young, they feed and sleep and do otherwise mundane things to stay alive and stay healthy.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats
August 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Conservation is ensuring the greatest good for the greatest number of people. This idea is credited to American forester Gifford Pinchot, but many have arrived at the same conclusion.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats, Wildlife Conservation
August 10, 2017 12:00 AM

The title to this article is the answer to a question I get often.

Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats
July 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Most wildlife biologists and hunters, like me, admittedly have less of a mainstream attitude toward weeds. Those of us who spend fall mornings behind bird dogs or summer days glassing butterflies look upon field edges and odd areas in a different light...

Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats
May 4, 2017 2:40 PM

We can learn about our land in a variety of ways. Local history books report on the native cultures that hunted, gathered, farmed and traded there. General Land Office surveys from the 19th century record the locations of natural features and early settlements.

Forestry, Planning and Planting, Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats
March 13, 2017 4:33 PM

Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to get the planter ready and to start watching the fields for the right conditions to return after a long winter. But for many Iowa landowners, spring time means more than just planting season, it’s prescribed fire season....

Forestry, Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats
March 8, 2017 12:00 AM

As USDA’s flagship voluntary conservation program, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides incentives to producers who utilize conservation practices on environmentally- sensitive lands.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats, Wildlife Conservation
January 5, 2017 12:00 AM

We had just turned the corner around a nice oak woodlot outside my hometown in northern Indiana, home on a visit for Christmas, when I saw a familiar sight; the prints of a covey of northern bobwhites in the snow.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats, Wildlife Conservation
November 7, 2016 3:54 PM

Brightly-colored leafs, harvest and the busy labors of squirrels burying nuts for the long winter ahead are iconic images of fall in Iowa.

Forestry, Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats
September 2, 2016 3:13 PM

For those living in rural Iowa, the sight of a brood of young gamebirds, like Hungarian partridge, bobwhite quail or ring-necked pheasant, is probably a common and welcome sight on morning drives down dusty roads.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife
July 17, 2016 2:29 PM

Perhaps no wild birds captivate the imagination of rural Midwesterners as much as the bobwhite quail and ring-necked pheasant. Both species wield an iconic call – the “bob-WHITE” whistle of male bobwhites and the conspicuous crowing of the rooster pheasant.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation
May 25, 2016 2:20 PM

On these cool spring days, it’s easy to forget the approaching hot, humid days in store for Iowans this summer.

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