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Transactions of the 44th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference


Held March 24 to 28, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Strategies for the Eighties

Opening Remarks, Daniel A. Poole

Wildlife Conservation in Canada at the National Level, Honourable Len Marchand

Strengthening National and International Wildlife Programs, Honorable Robert L. Herbst

A Strategy for the Conservation of Wild Living Resources, David A. Munro

Energy Mining Impacts and Wildlife Management: Which Way to Turn, Robert G. Streeter, Russell T. Moore, Janet J. Skinner, Stephen G. Martin, Ted L. Terrel, Willard D. Klimstra, James Tate, Jr., and Michelle J. Nolde

Energy from Forests: Environmental and Wildlife Implications, David Pimentel, Sterling Chick and Walter Vergara

National Wildlife and Fisheries Policy

Wildlife Management in Canada-A Perspective, Eugene F. Bossenmaier

Federal Roles in Wildlife Management in Canada, Hugh Boyd

Citizen View of Wildlife Enforcement, E. J. Psikla

Kaminuriak Caribou Herd: Interjurisdictional Management Problems, Norman M. Simmons, Douglas C. Heard and George W. Calef

Can Ducks Be Managed by Regulation?

An Examination of Harvest and Survival Rates of Ducks in Relation to Hunting, John P. Rogers, James D. Nichols, Fant W. Martin, Charles F. Kimball, and Richard S. Pospahala

Can Ducks Be Managed by Regulation in Canada?, F. Graham Cooch

Wildlife and Fisheries Research Needs

Opening Remarks, Ronald F. Labisky

Assessment of Problems in Fish and Wildlife Research, Stephen C. Smith, Gerald Cross, Douglas Chapman and Allen Farris

Status of Current Research in Wildlife, Alexander T. Cringan, Dale H. Arner, Robert J. Robel, Jack Ward Thomas and Ronald L. Walker

Status of Current Research in Fisheries, Blake F. Grant, Robert E. Putz, Robert F. Hutton, Joe G. Dillard, Leon A. Kirkland and Henry A. Regier

Research Needs in Wildlife, Glen C. Sanderson, Ernest D. Ables, Rollin D. Sparrowe, Jack R. Grieb, Lawrence D. Harris and Aaron N. Moen

Research Needs in Fisheries, Peter B. Moyle, Rupert E. Andrews, Robert M. Jenkins, Richard L. Noble, Saul B. Saila and William Q. Wick

The Role of Federal Agencies in Fish and Wildlife Research, Charles M. Loveless, John E. Crawford, Clyde Jones, Robert Linn, Thomas Ripley and Dixie R. Smith

The Role of State Agencies in Fish and Wildlife Research, William R. Edwards, James B. Hale, James A. Timmerman, Jr., William G. Youatt and Herbert Doig

Role of Universities in Fish and Wildlife Research, Milton W. Weller, Niles R. Kevern, Tony J. Peterle, Donald R. Progulske, James G. Teer and Richard A. Tubb

Enabling Mechanisms for the Support of Fish and Wildlife Research at Academic Institutions, Ronald F. Labisky, Willard D. Klimstra, John L. Gray, Laurence R. Jahn, Carl R. Sullivan and Michael D. Zagata

Concluding Remarks, John S. Gottschalk

Northern Resource Developments: Fish and Wildlife Implications

Hydroelectric Developments in Northern Quebec, G. Jean Doucet and J. Roger Bider

The Alaska Oil Pipeline in Retrospect, David R. Klein

Historical Sketch of the Proposal for an Arctic International Wildlife Range, Nancy J. Russell

Is Arctic Offshore Drilling for the Birds: Some Technical and Policy Concerns of Environmentalists, D. J. Gamble

Canada's Decision to Deliver Western Arctic Natural Gas, Carson H. Templeton

New Dimensions in Wildlife Management

Theory in Wildlife Conservation and Management, Thomas D. N udds

Interests and Attitudes of Metropolitan New York Residents about Wildlife, Tommy L. Brown and Chad P. Dawson

Beliefs of Birders, Hunters, and Wildlife Professionals about Wildlife Management, Daniel J. Witter and William W. Shaw

Improving Ethical Behavior in Hunters, Robert Jackson, Robert Norton and Ray Anderson

Incorporating Society's Concerns into Trapping Systems: Progress on an Immediate Challenge, Dan Manthorpe

Political Assault on Wildlife Management: Is There A Defense?, James W. Goodrich

Coordinating Wildlife Habitat Inventories and Evaluations

Opening Remarks, Charles T. Cushwa

Trends and Needs in Federal Inventories of Wildlife Habitat, Allan Hirsch, William B. Krohn, Dennis L. Schweitzer and Carl H. Thomas

State Efforts to Inventory Wildlife Habitat, C. D. Besadny

Evaluation of Wildlife Habitat Inventories of Federal, Provincial, and State Governments

Appraising Four Field Methods of Terrestrial Habjtat Evaluation, Jonathan A. Ellis, James N. Burroughs, Michael J. Armbruster, Diana L. Hallett, Paul A. Korte and Thomas S. Baskett

Preliminary Evaluation of a National Wildlife and Fish Data Base, Thomas W. Hoekstra, Dennis L. Schweitzer, Stanley H. Anderson, Robert B. Barnes, and Charles T. Cushwa

A Comparison of Three Systems for Evaluating Forest Wildlife Habitat, James B. Whelan, Alan R. Tipton, James F. Williamson, Paul R. Johansen, Joseph P. McClure and Noel D. Cost

Regional Evaluation of Wildlife Habitat Quality Using Rapid Assessment Methodologies, Duane A. Asherin, Henry L. Short, and James E. Roelle

Efforts to Inventory Wildlife Habitat

RUN WILD II: A Storage and Retrieval System for Wildlife Data, David R. Patton

Habitat Assessment for Breeding Bird Populations, Stanley H. Anderson

Maryland Wildlife Resources Information Retrieval System, John Antenucci, Stephen A. Miller and Carlo R. Brunori

Progress Toward a Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Program for the U.S. Space Shuttle Program, I. Jack Stout

Summary Statement, Merrill L. Petoskey

Managing International Living Resources

Conservation of Living Resources in Antarctica, Robert J. Hofman

Joint Marine Mammal Programs Between the U.S. and U.S.S.R., Robert V. Miller and John J. Burns

Management of Seals in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, D. M. Lavigne

Critical Shorebird Resources in James Bay and Eastern North America, R. I. Guy Morrison and Brian A. Harrington

The State of Knowledge of the Porcupine Caribou Herd, John P. Kelsa/1 and David R. Klein

The Future of International Wildlife Conservation: A Federal Perspective, Gerard A. Bertrand

The Great Lakes: Demands, Problems and Opportunities

Shoreline Processes Affecting the Distribution of Wetland Habitat, James W. Geis

Organochlorine Contaminants and Trends in Reproduction in Great Lakes Herring Gulls, 1974-1978, D. Vaughn Weseloh, Pierre Mineau and Douglas J. Hallett

Changes in Species Composition of Great Lakes Fish Communities Caused by Man, Henry A. Regier

Native Peoples and Natural Resources Management

Federal, Provincial and State Government Perspectives

Native Claims Settlements and Resource Management in Alaska, Ronald 0. Skoog

Some Aspects of the Native Harvest of Wildlife in Canada, G. H. Finney

A Legal Perspective on Natives and Wildlife in Canada, Constance D. Hunt

Management of United States Fish and Wildlife Resources and Special Rights of Native AmericansJames M. Johnson, Sr.

Management of Fish and Wildlife Resources by Native Governments

Views of the National Indian Brotherhood of Canada, Dennis Nicholas

The Northwest Fishing Rights Controversy: An Indian Perspective, Guy R. McMinds

Indian Hunting and Fishing Rights, Hans Walker

Published annually since 1915, the Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference provide a unique and informative record of the direction and momentum of professional natural resource management. Tracking current research and management emphases and the perspectives and approaches to meeting the challenges to sustaining and conserving North America's wildlife and their habitats, the Transactions is a valuable reference for all who deal with the complexities and intricacies of natural resource issues, policies and programs.

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