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Transactions of the 67th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference


Held April 3 to 7, 2002 in Dallas, Texas


Opening Session. Advancing the Cause of Conservation: Recharging San Juan Hill?

Welcome and Opening Statement, Rollin D. Sparrowe

Lessons from History: The Conservation Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Reiger

Federally Owned Rangelands: Are There New Grounds for Common Ground?, Mark Rey

Address Given by the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Steve Williams

Special Session One. Wildlife Diseases: Crying Wolf or Crying Shame?

Opening Remarks, Robert G McLean

Type C Avian Botulism-Management Dilemma, Gary Wobeser and Trent Bollinger

Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy: A Newly Recognized Fatal Neurological Disease of Eagles, Waterfowl and Other Birds, John R. Fischer, Lynn A. Lewis, Tom Augspurger and Tonie E. Rocke

West Nile Virus: A Threat to North American Avian Species, Robert G McLean

Hemorrhagic Disease in White-tailed Deer: Our Current Understanding of Risk, David E. Stallknecht, Elizabeth W. Howerth and Joseph K. Gaydos

Chronic Wasting Disease: Implications and Challenges for Wildlife Managers, Elizabeth S. Williams, Michael W. Miller and E. Tom T horne

The Influence of Sylvatic Plague on North American Wildlife at the Landscape Level, with Special Emphasis on Black-footed Ferret and Prairie Dog Conservation, Michael F. Antolin, Pete Gober, Bob Luce, Dean E. Biggins, William E. Van Pelt, David B. Seery, Michael Lockhart and Mark Ball

Special Session Two. Our Changing Professional Culture: Throwing Out the Baby Boomers with the Bath Water?

Implications of Massive Agency Retirements on Future Fish and Wildlife Employment and Education, Gary J. San Julian and Amanda B. Yeager

Who Says Fish and Wildlife Ain't Got No Culture?, Sally Angus Guynn

Move Ahead with the Past for Wildlife and Nature Conservation, Delwin E. Benson

Passing the Torch of Wildlife and Fisheries Management: Comparing the Attitudes and Values of Younger and Older Conservation Professionals, Robert M. Muth, Rodney R. Zwick, Martha E. Mather and John F. Organ

The Fuel and Fire for Change, William H. Molini

Old and New Cultures in Wildlife Management: Welcoming Change and Diversity, Jerry Conley

Special Session Three. Amending the Endangered Species Act: Is ESA Threatened or Endangered?

Opening Remarks, Paul Hansen

Local Innovation and Shared Responsibilities Will Unlock the Act, Greg Schildwachter

Species Restoration: A Vision for the Endangered Species Act in its Fourth Decade, Jamie Rappaport Clark

The Administration's Approach to the ESA: Building a Stewardship Ethic for the 2181 Century, AnnR. Klee

Heretical Thoughts: Ending the Stalemate over the Endangered Species Act, William Robert Irvin

Special Session Four. Game Ranching: Boon or Bane?

Opening Remarks, Bruce Morrison

Farming Captive Cervids: A Review of Social, Economic and Ecological Opportunities and Risks in Michigan and North America, Thomas G Coon, Henry Campa, III, Alexandra B. Felix, R. Ben Peyton, Scot R. Winterstein, Frank Lupi, Mary Schulz and James Sikarskie

Why Game Ranching and the North American System of Wildlife Conservation Are Incompatible, Valerius Geist

Impacts of Game Ranching on Wildlife Management in Texas, John T. Baccus

The Federal Role in Regulating Alternative Livestock Operations, Jose R. Diez, Mike Gilsdorf and Robert Werge

Status and Management Implications of Captive Cervid Farming in the Northeast, John Buck

Closing Remarks, Ronald J. Regan

Special Session Five. Energy and Conservation: Does Big Oil Mix with Big Game?

Opening Remarks, Fred Lindzey

Overview of Hydrocarbon Production, Comsumption, Reserves and Potential, at World and Local Scales, Mitchell E. Henry and Debra Higley

Where Would You Like the Holes Drilled into Your Crucial Winter Range?, Thomas D. Lustig

Developing Oil and Gas while Protecting Wildlife on Public Lands, Dru Bower

Oil and Gas Development in Western North America: Effects on Sagebrush Steppe Avifauna with Particular Emphasis on Sage Grouse, Clait E. Braun, Olin 0. Oed ekoven and Cameron L. Aldridge

Potential Effects of Oil and Gas Development on Mule Deer and Pronghorn Populations in Western Wyoming, Hall Sawyer, Fred Lindzey, Doug McWhirter and Keith Andrews

Closing Remarks, Len H. Carpenter

Special Session Six. Conservation, Communication, Commitment: Moving Foward with Farm Bill 2002

Panel I. Modeling Conservation and Commodity Successes via the 1996 Farm Bill

Opening Remarks: Are We There Yet?, Ronald Helinski

Ranching Successes on the Texas Gulf Coast: Achieving Mutual Economic and Conservation Objectives, BobMcCan

Land and Wildlife Stewardship in the High Plains of Texas: Combining Conservation Programs with Successful Agriculture, Randy M. Sublette and Gene T. Miller

Coming Together on the Farm Bill, James L. Byford

Panel II. How Do We Keep the Momentum Going and Continue to Foster the Development of Relationships to Meet Conservation and Landowner Goals?

Opening Comments, Rob Manes

Fostering Conservation with Economic Realities, Marc Curtis

A Northeast Dairy Perspective of Farming and Conservation, Carl W. Schwartz

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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