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Natural Resource Reference Library

The Learning Center at Howell Woods contains a natural resource reference library with over 200 books in the collection that are available for you to use at the Center.  You can find information on birds, fish, and aquatics; insects and spiders; mammals; plants; mosses and fungi; reptile and amphibians; wildlife and forestry management; ecosystems; astronomy; organic gardening; outdoor skills and recreation; green philosophy; and environmental education.  A bibliography (PDF: 75KB/35pp - requires Acrobat® Reader™) lists the resources.

The library also contains numerous professional natural resources and ornithological journals as well as many magazines covering natural resource topics.

Professional Journals

  • The Journal of Wildlife Management* (1965 - current, w/o 1967, 1974, 1976)
  • Wildlife Monographs* (1963-current - incomplete)
  • Wildlife Society Bulletin (January/Spring 1999-current)
  • Natural Areas Journal (January 2001-current)
  • The Auk - The American Ornithologists Union (January 1999-current)
  • The Wilson Bulletin - The Wilson Ornithological Society (March 1999-current)
  • Journal of Field Ornithology - Association of Field Ornithologists (Winter 1999-current)
  • North American Bird Bander (July 2001-current)
  • Journal of Forestry (1952-1995 - incomplete)

*Most issues donated by Dr. Pete Bromley, retired North Carolina State University Wildlife and Extension professor.

Natural Resource Related Magazines

  • Wildlife in North Carolina (1958-current - incomplete)
  • Ducks Unlimited Magazine (1975-current -  - incomplete)
  • National Wildlife*
  • Sierra
  • Outdoor Life
  • American Hunter
  • Sports Afield
  • Birder's World*
  • Wild Bird*
  • Living Bird
  • Organic Gardening*
  • Forest Landowner

*Request donation of current or back issues of these titles.

We also have a large selection of Peterson, Golden Guide, and National Audubon Society Field Guides as well as a variety of videos, compact discs and CD-ROMS.  Most of the books were made possible through grants from the Office of Environmental Education (Division of NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources) and Progress Energy.

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