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Transactions of the 55th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference


Held March 16 to 21, 1990 in Denver, Colorado


Opening Session. Refining Priorities for Resource Management

Opening Remarks, Laurence R. Jahn

New Conservation Initiatives Toward Sustainability, The Honorable Robert W. Kasten, Jr.

Rebuilding the Public Service for Natural Resource Management, L. Bruce Laingen

Canada's New Soil Conservation Initiative, Harry M. Hill

Challenges for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Constance B. Harriman

Where is BLM Headed?, Cy Jamison

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Charting a Course for the 1990s and Beyond, John F. Turner

Special Session 1. Wildlife, Fisheries and the Conservation Reserve Program

Introductory Remarks, Ronnie R. George

Effects of the CRP on Wildlife Habitat: Emergency Haying in the Midwest and Pine Plantings in the Southeast, Robert L. Hays and Adrian H. Farmer

Instream Benefits of CRP Filter Strips, Molly R. Whitworth and Debora C. Martin

Ring-necked Pheasant Nesting Ecology and Production on CRP Lands in the Texas Southern High Plains, Peter S. Berthelsen, Loren Smith and Ronnie R. George

Evaluating Potential Effects of CRP on Bobwhite Quail in Piedmont Virginia, Dean F. Stauffer, Gerald A. Cline and Michael J. Tonkovich

New Mexico's CRP and Wildlife Habitat Improvement, Robert J. Schmidt, Jr., Charles L. Mullins, Monty Woody and Jim Knight

Structural Characteristics of Vegetation in CRP Fields in Northern Missouri and Their Suitability as Bobwhite Habitat, Loren W. Burger, Jr., Eric W. Kurzejeski, Thomas V. Dailey and Mark R. Ryan

Special Session 2. Conservation Education: Making the Investment

Status and Trends of Conservation Education Programs, Delwin E. Benson and Gerri A. Pomerantz

Trends and Opportunities in Natural Resource Education, Clark E. Adams and Jay L. Eudy

A Statewide Evaluation of Project WILD's Effect on Student Knowledge and Attitude Toward Wildlife, Therese M. Race, Eugene Decker and Jonathan Taylor

Effective Educational Strategies for Reversing Population Declines in Seabirds, Kathleen A. Blanchard and Martha C. Monroe

Special Session 3. Trends of Professionalism in Natural Resource Management

Professionalism: From Matriculation to Success, Richard L. Noble and Nova J. Silvy

University Education in Wildlife Biology: What's Given and What's Needed, James G. Teer, Harry E. Hodgdon, Jack Ward Thomas and Oliver Torgerson

Educational Content of Fish and Wildlife Programs Based on Expressed Needs of Federal and State Agency Employers, David J. Schmidly, Ira R. Adelman and Janice S. Greene

Continuing Education for Biologists: The Forest Service Program, Hal Salwasser, Gerald H. Cross and Winifred B. Sidle

Cooperative Wildlife Management: Implications for Wildlife Management Professionals, Trevor M. Swerdfager

Have the Wildlife Society's Publications Kept Pace with the Profession?, R. Douglas Slack and Nova J. Silvy

Special Session 4. Resource Management Lessons from Unpredicted Events

Introductory Remarks, Stephen P. Mealey

Lessons from the Yellowstone Fires: Do You Trust Talking Animals?, John D. Varley

Lessons from Yellowstone: An Administrative Perspective, Gary E. Cargill

The Wildfires in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Greater Yellowstone Area-1988, Charles W. Philpot

The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: A Land Manager's View, Dalton Du Lac

The Exxon Valdez Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Program, Alan W. Maki

The Wreck of the Exxon Valdez, Bruce H. Baker

Natural Resources Recovery Following the 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption: Lesson in Ecological Resilience, James A. Rochelle

Biological Legacies: A Critical Management Concept from Mount St. Helens, Jerry F. Franklin

Hurricane Hugo's Initial Effects on Red-cockaded Woodpeckers in the Francis Marion National Forest, Robert G. Hooper, J. Craig Watson and Ronald E. F. Escano

Closing Remarks, Carlton Jackson

Special Session 5. Conservation Law Enforcement

Opening Remarks, James A. Timmerman, Jr.

The 1990 Guy Bradley Award, Charles H. Collins

Natural Resource Law Enforcement in the 1990s: Meeting the Challenge, Robert M. Brantly

Developments in Federal Regulation of the Wildlife Trade, Marshall P. Jones

Joint State and Federal Investigations, Larry G. Bell and Scott Brown

Offensive Tactics for Defending Potential Personnel Lawsuits, Buford S. Mabry, Jr.

Special Session 6: Managing Western Water

An Update on Legal Issues, Judge Ronald B. Robie

The Economic Value of Water to Wildlife and Fisheries in the San Joaquin Valley: Results of a Simulated Voter Referendum, John B. Loomis, Thomas Wegge, Michael Hanemann and Barbara Kanninen

Precipitation, Waterfowl Densities and Mycotoxins: Their Potential Effect on Avian Cholera Epizootics in the Nebraska Rainwater Basin Area, Brian J. Smith, Kenneth F. Higgins and W. Lee Tucker

Special Session 7. Goose Management in the '90s

Perspectives on Goose Management in North America: Challenges and Opportunities for the '90s, Byron K. Williams and Richard A. Bishop

History of Goose Management in North America, Harvey K. Nelson and James C. Bartonek

Atlantic Flyways. Goose Populations: Status and Management, Larry J. Hindman and Fred Ferrigno

Goose Management: The Mississippi Flyway Perspective, Kenneth M. Babcock, Dale D. Humburg and David A. Graber

Goose Management in the '90s: A Central Flyway Perspective, Marvin J. Kraft and Howard D. Funk

Management of Pacific Flyway Geese: An Exercise in Complexity and Frustration, Don Childress and Tom Rothe

Goose Management in Canada, J. S. Wendt and H. Boyd

Goose Surveys in North America: Current Procedures and Suggested Improvements, Robert E. Trost, Kenneth E. Gamble and Daniel J. Nieman

Estimating Population Parameters for Geese from Band-recovery and Mark-recapture Data, Jay B. Hestbeck, Donald H. Rusch and Richard A. Malecki

Needs, Capabilities and Prospects for the Future of Goose Management in North America, Richard A. Bishop and Byron K. Williams

Special Session 8. Challenges in International Resource Conservation

International Resource Conservation: Where's the Challenge?, W. Daniel Edge

International Resource Conservation: Thoughts on the Challenge, John G. Frazier

A Systematic Approach to Regional Cooperation: The Bellerive Initiative in the Alps, David H. Tice and Vickie H. Tice

The International Workshop on the Management of Wildlife Resources: A Training Tool for Latin America, Jerome L. Touval and Douglas A. Ryan

Patterns in Natural Resource Destruction and Conservation in Central America: A Case for Optimism?, Christopher Vaughan

Effects of the Regulation of the International Ivory Trade on African Elephant Conservation, John B. Hallagan

International Conservation: A Challenge to All, James G. Teer and Wendell G. Swank

Special Session 9. Rangeland Management Needs

Introductory Remarks, George Lea

Direction: A Range Management Need, R.H. Barrett, Jr.

Conservation of Biological Diversity on Western Rangelands, Allen Y. Cooperrider

Effects of Specialized Grazing Systems on Waterfowl Production in Southcentral North Dakota, William T. Barker, Kevin K. Sedivec, Terry A. Messmer, Kenneth F. Higgins and Dan R. Hertel

Pronghorn/Livestock Relationships, Jim D. Yoakum and Bart W. O'Gara

Experimental Stewardship Program: An Underpublicized Success Story, Dan Pence and Maynard Smith

Special Session 1O. Compensatory Responses in Wildlife Populations

Compensation in Furbearer Populations: Current Data Compared with a Review of Concepts, William R. Clark

A Review of the Evidence for the Effects of Hunting on American Black Duck Populations, Michael J. Conroy and David G. Krementz

Compensation in Free-ranging Deer Populations, Richard J. Mackie, Kenneth L. Hamlin, David F. Pac, Gary L. Dusek and Alan K. Wood

Testing for Compensatory Responses to Removals from Wildlife Populations, J. Edward Kautz

Detecting Density Dependence: Filtering the Baby from the Bathwater, Dale R. McCullough

Special Session 11. Introductions and Reintroductions of Wildlife Populations

What Have We Learned from 100+ Years of Wildlife Translocations?, James Earl Kennamer

Public Attitudes, Politics and Extramarket Values for Reintroduced Wildlife: Examples from New England, Ronald J. Glass, Thomas A. More and Thomas H. Stevens

The Role of Hand-reared Mallards in Breeding Waterfowl Conservation, Bruce D. J. Batt and Jeffrey W. Nelson

Translocating Prairie Grouse: What Have We Learned?, John E. Toepfer, Robert L. Eng and Raymond K. Anderson

Reintroduction of Bobcats on Cumberland Island, Georgia: A Biopolitical Lesson, Robert J. Warren, Michael J. Conroy, William E. James, Leslie A. Barker and Duane R. Diefenbach

Restoration of Lynx in New York: Biopolitical Lessons, Rainer H. Brocke, Kent A. Gustafson and Andrew R. Major

Planning To Reintroduce Woodland Caribou to Minnesota, Peter J. P. Gogan, Peter A. Jordan and James L. Nelson

Genetic Considerations in the Design of Introduction Programs, Paul L. Leberg

Biological Criteria for Introductions of Large Mammals: Using Simulation Models to Predict Impacts of Competition, N. Thompson Hobbs, Michael W. Miller, James A. Bailey, Dale F. Reed and R. Bruce Gill

Summary Remarks, Clait E. Braun

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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