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Transactions of the 57th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference


Held March 27 to April 1, 1992 in Charlotte, North Carolina


Opening Session. The Past: Prologue or Prospect

Opening Remarks, Rollin D. Sparrowe

New Times, Old Questions, Tough Answers, Mike Hayden

U.S. Coastal Habitat Degradation and Fishery Declines, James R. Chambers

The Challenge of Biological Diversity: Professional Responsibilities, Capabilities and Reality, David L. Trauger and Russell J. Hall

A Bridge to the Future: The Wildlife Diversity Funding Initiative, Herbert E. Doig

Presentation of the 1992 Guy Bradley Award, Whitney C. Title

Special Session 1. Wildlife Damage Management

Bridging Traditional Barriers and Achieving Balances, John P. Weigand

The Complexities of Implementing Wildlife Damage Management, Jack H. Berryman

Decision Making for Wildlife Damage Management, Dennis Slate, Rick Owens, Guy Connolly and Gary Simmons

Risk Management Concepts for Improving Wildlife Population Decisions and Public Communication Strategies, Barbara A. Knuth, Rebecca J. Stout, William F. Siemer, Daniel J. Decker and Richard C. Stedman

Survey Use and Landowner Tolerance in Wildlife Damage Management, Scott R. Craven, Daniel J. Decker, Scott E. Hygnstrom and William F. Siemer

Michigan Deer Crop Damage Block Permit Study, Charles M. Nelson and Tom Reis

Factors Influencing Game Damage Complaints in Montana, Raymond J. Adkins and Lynn R. Irby

Future Challenges of Suburban White-tailed Deer Management, Paul D. Curtis and Milo E. Richmond

Professionalism in Wildlife Damage Management: Issues and Directions, Robert H. Schmidt, Bobby R. Acord and Donald W. Hawthorne

Closing Comments, James E. Miller

Special Session 2. A New Era of Conservation Information

A Field Guide to "The New Era" in Conservation Information, Chris Madson

Evaluating Citizen Participation: Creating Communication Partnerships that Work, Rebecca J. Stout, Daniel J. Decker and Barbara Knuth

Responsive Management: Finding the Right Tool for the Job, Mark Damian Duda

Reaching the New Constituency-One Agency's Approach, Larry L. Kruckenberg, Dave Lockman and Walt Gasson

Successful Communication and Education Strategies for Wildlife Conservation, Gerri A. Pomerantz and Kathleen A. Blanchard

Market Information: Matching Management with Constituent Demands, David H. Thorne, Edward K. Brown and Daniel J. Witter

Special Session 3. Conservation Education: Investing in the Future

An Evaluation of Volunteerism in Selected Conservation Education Programs, Janice Schnake Greene and Clark E. Adams

New York's Sportfishing and Aquatic Resources Education Program: What We've Learned About Working with Volunteers, Marianne E. Krasny, Bruce E. Matthews, Karen L. Edelstein, Glenn Applebee and H. David Greene

What Teachers Want from Agencies, Eugene Decker and Donald J. Brown

Effects of Wildlife Cartoons on Children's Perceptions of Wildlife and Their Use of Conservation Education Material,

Youths Communicating with Youths: The Outdoor Writers Association of America's Youth Writing Contest, Glenn L. Sapir

Evolution of the 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program into a National Tool for Integrated Learning, Edward L. Neilson, Jr .. and Delwin E. Benson

Special Session 4. Wetland Conservation

Status of Wetlands Legislation in the 102nd Congress, Claudia Copeland

Private Property and Wetland Conservation, Jack M. Payne and W. Alan Wentz

Wetland Protection Programs: Direction and Outlook of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Major General Arthur E. Williams

U.S. Wetland Protection Programs: Direction and Outlook of Stewardship Agencies, Peter F. Bontadelli

Special Session 5. Biological Diversity in Wildlife Management

Focusing Conservation of a Diverse Wildlife Resource, Fritz L. Knopf

Genetics and Biodiversity in Wildlife Management, Michael H. Smith and Olin E. Rhodes, Jr.

Population Processes and Biological Diversity, Michael S. Gaines, J. Foster, J. E. Diffendorfer, W. E. Sera, R. D. Holt and George R. Robinson

Managing Genetic Diversity in Captive Breeding and Reintroduction Programs, Katherine Ralls and Jonathan D. Ballou

Landscape Considerations for Viable Populations and Biological Diversity, Thomas E. Martin

Temporal Scale Perspectives in Managing Biological Diversity, Peter B. Landres

Conserving Biological Diversity in Sustainable Ecosystems, Fred B. Samson

The International Component of Managing Biological Diversity, Mercedes S. Foster

Faunal Mixing, Faunal Integrity and the Biopolitical Template, Fritz L. Knopf

Special Session 6. Biological Diversity in Aquatic Management

Opening Remarks, Jack E. Williams and Richard J. Neves

Introducing the Elements of Biodiversity in the Aquatic Environment, Jack E. Williams and Richard J. Neves

Ethical Considerations in Conservation Biodiversity, Edwin P. Pister

Crimes Against Biodiversity: The Lasting Legacy of Fish Introductions, Walter R. Courtenay, Jr. and Peter B. Moyle

Fisheries Management and Biological Diversity: Problems and Opportunities, David Wilcove, Michael Bean and Philip C. Lee

Functional Coastal-marine Biodiversity, G. Carleton Ray and M. G. McCormick-Ray

Maintaining Marine Biodiversity: The Missing Link in Global Ecosystem Management, Albert M. Manville II

An Ecosystem Approach to Conservation and Management of Freshwater Habitat for Anadromous Salmonids in the Pacific Northwest, Gordon H. Reeves and James R. Sedell

Bring Back the Natives: A New Strategy for Restoring Aquatic Biodiversity on Public Lands, Cindy Deacon Williams and Jack E. Williams

Protecting the Biodiversity of Riverine and Riparian Ecosystems: The National River Public Land Policy Development Project, Thomas C. Dewberry

Special Session 7. The Potential and Promise of Wildlife Disease Study and Control

Wildlife Health: When to Intervene, Paul L. Barrows

Oral Rabies Vaccination: Development of a Recombinant Virus Vaccine, Charles E. Rupprecht, C. A. Hanlon, H. Koprowski and A. N. Hamir

Brucellosis, Wildlife and Conflicts in the Greater Yellowstone Area, E. Tom Thorne and James D. Herriges, Jr.

Relocation of Wildlife: Identifying and Evaluating Disease Risks, William R. Davidson and Victor F. Nettles

Overcoming Disease Problems in the Black-footed Ferret Recovery Program, Elizabeth S. Williams, E. Tom Thorne, Don Kwaitkowski and Robert Oakleaf

Influence of Disease on a Population Model of Mid-continent Mallards, Michael D. Samuel

History and Progress in the Study of Hemorrhagic Disease of 1Deer, Victor F. Nettles and David E. Stalknecht

Environmental Influences on Major Waterfowl Diseases, Milton Friend

Toxicity of Bismuth Shot Compared with Lead and Steel Shot in Game-farm Mallards, Glen C. Sanderson, Susanne G. Wood and Jeffrey D. Brawn

Special Session 8. The Dilemma of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Opening Remarks, William Ashe

Refuges 2003-A Plan for the Future, Robert Schallenberger

Water Rights for Wildlife: The Challenge Facing Western Wildlife Refuges, Robert K. Oser

The Water Crisis in the Western Refuge System: An Environmental Response, David L. Harrison

Refuge Management and Biological Diversity: A Refuge Manager's Perspective, Jim Clark

Biological Diversity and the Refuge System: Beyond the Endangered Species Act in Fish and Wildlife Management, Michael J. Bean

Managing Refuges for Waterfowl Purposes and Biological Diversity: Can Both Be Achieved?, W. Alan Wentz and Frederic A. Reid

Alternatives to Hunting, John Grandy, Susan Hagood and Kirsten Berger

The Manager's Tool Kit: Alternatives for Reducing Unhealthy Wildlife Concentrations on National Wildlife Refuges, Joseph P. Mazzoni and Jim Clark

The Efficiency of Public Hunting in Maintaining Balanced Wildlife Populations on Refuges, William A. Molini

Bold Actions in Refuge System Law to Maintain Compatibility, Pamela Pride Eaton and James R. Waltman

Biological Farming: An Effective Program for Wildlife Agriculture, George E. Gage

Grazing on National Wildlife Refuges: Do the Needs Outweigh the Problems?, Ronald E. Kirby, James K. Ringelman, David R. Anderson and Richard S. Sojda

Special Session 9. Endangered Species: Conservation or Accommodation

Accommodations With Socio-economic Factors Under the Endangered Species Act-More Than Meets the Eye, Jack Ward Thomas and Jared Verner

The Endangered Species Act: Prospects for Reauthorization in l 992, William Robert Irvin

Conservation on a Grand Scale, Peter W. Stangel and Amos S. Eno

Impacts on Private Forestry of Conservation Strategies for Threatened and Endangered Species, Larry L. Irwin and T. Bently Wigley

Endangered Species Protection through Local Land-use Regulations, Lisa Britt Dodd

Protection of Threatened and Endangered Species and Their Habitats by State Regulations: The Massachusetts Initiative, Curtice R. Griffin and Thomas W. French

Economic Values of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife: A Case Study of Coastal Nongame Wildlife, John C. Whitehead

Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and Hydric Slash Pine Flatwoods, James W. Beever III and Kimberly A. Dryden

Special Symposium. Wildlife and American Wildlife History: Insights from the Past

Gazing Across the Gulf: Environmental History and American Wildlife, Dan L. Flores and Eric G. Bolen

Outlaw Gunners and Hunting Law in the English Colonial South, Timothy Silver

Poachers, Conservationists and Ecosystems: Local Struggles Over American Wildlife, Louis S. Warren

Searching for the Roots of the Conservation Movement: Fish Protection in New England 1865-1900, Richard W. Judd

Wildlife and Irrigation Systems Along the Snake River, Idaho, Mark Fiege

The Evolution of American Wildlife Policy, Thomas R. Dunlop

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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