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Transactions of the 70th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference


Held March 16 to 19, 2005 in Arlington, Virginia


Opening Session. Same Landscapes, New Horizons

Opening Remarks of the 70th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Richard E. McCabe

Remarks of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Gale Norton

Implementing Cooperative Conservation Partnerships in the U.S. Department of Defense, Alex A. Beehler

Celebrating the U.S. Forest Service's Past and Looking to Its Future, Sally Collins

Session One. Retirements and Outsourcing: Who Will Manage Our Natural Resources?

Baby Boomers and Leadership in State Fish and Wildlife Agencies: A Changing of the Guard Approaches, Steve L. McMullin

An Aging Federal Agency Workforce: Implications for Natural Resource Science Management, Ryan M. Colker

Changing the Face of Natural Resources: An Unprecedented Opportunity and a Strategic Imperative, David L. Trauger and Margaret R. Burks

Observations on Outsourcing Natural Resources Management on Military Lands, Gene Stout

Retirements and Outsourcing: Who Will Manage Our Natural Resources? The Role of the Private Sector and Landowners' Attitudes Toward Fish and Wildlife Management and Wildlife-related Recreation, Mark Damian Duda, Peter E. DeMichele, Martin Jones, Andrea M Criscione and Steven J Bissell

Status of Citizen Science in State Natural Resource Management Agencies: Opportunities and Challenges, Brian N. Kertson, Christian E. Grue, D. John Pierce and Loveday L. Conquest

Communication: The Future Wildlife Manager's Greatest Asset, Billy W DeLany, Jr. and Earl Johnson
Succession Planning and Leadership Development: The Fish and Wildlife Service Process, Programs and Results, Rick Lemon, Bill Ashforth, Karen Cartlidge and David Medaris

Developing a Plan for Workforce Continuity and Leadership Succession: A Challenge for Agencies and Universities, Steve L. McMullin, Ryan M Colker, John R. (Rick) Lemon, David L. Trauger, Billy W DeLany, Jr., Gene Stout, Peter E. De Michele and Brian N. Kertson

Session Two. The Sage-grouse Dilemma: A Case Study of Long-term Landscape Use and Abuse

Climate Change Implications for Sagebrush Ecosystems, Ronald P. Neilson, James M Lenihan, Dominique Bachelet and Raymond J Drapek

Greater Sage-grouse Population Response to Natural Gas Development in Western Wyoming: Are Regional Populations Affected by Relatively Localized Disturbances?, Matthew J Holloran and Stanley H Anderson

The Generation Gap Between Recent Sage-grouse Research and Integration of New Knowledge for Management of Sage-grouse Habitat, Michael A. Gregg and John A. Crawford

Sagebrush, Sage-grouse and Ranching: A Holistic Approach, Rick E. Danvir, William J. Hopkin, Gregg E. Simonds, Burke Teichert, Steven L. Kearl, John F. Kimball, Jr., Robert M Welch, Anis Aoude and John Haskell

Effective Management Strategies for Sage-grouse and Sagebrush: A Question of Triage?, Michael J. Wisdom, Mary M Rowland and J. Tausch

Session Three. Conservation across Borders: A Continental Perspective

History and Evolution of Cross-border Conservation, Greg Schildwachter and Shauna Hanisch

Political, Social and Economic Considerations for Cross-border Conservation, D. A. Don Young

Wildlife Management across Borders, Raymond M. Lee

Sonoran Joint Venture: Binational Bird Conservation, Robert Mesta

Leaders' Panel: Priorities for Continental Conservation, Steven A. Williams

Session Four. Addressing Current and Future Wildlife Health Issues

Wildlife Disease in a Changing World, Milton Friend

Reducing Risk Factors for Disease Problems Involving Wildlife, John R. Fischer and William R. Davidson

Finding the Cure: The U.S. Department of the Interior's Role in Managing Zoonoses and Other Infectious Diseases of Wildlife, Susan D. Haseltine, Leslie A. Dierauf, Richard F. Kearney and Bryan J Richards

The Role of U. S. Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services in Wildlife Disease Management, Thomas J DeLiberto, Bobby R. Acord and Elisabeth A. Markese

State Wildlife Management Agency Responsibility for Managing Diseases in Free-ranging Wildlife, E. Tom Thorne, Rebecca A. Humphries, Daniel J O'Brien and Stephen M Schmitt

Programs for Monitoring and Managing Diseases in Free-ranging Wildlife in the 21st Century, John Baughman and John R. Fischer

Session Five. Advancing the Cause of lntegrated Bird Conservation

Integrated Bird Conservation: The Prairie Pothole Joint Venture Model, Jeffrey W. Nelson and James K. Ringelman

Integrated Bird Conservation at the State Level, Marty McHugh

Congressional Perspective on Integrated Bird Conservation, Loretta Beaumont

Executive Agency Perspective on Integrated Bird Conservation, Mike Hickey

Opportunities for Bird Conservation through Agricultural Conservation Programs, Randall L. Gray

An International Perspective: A Western Hemisphere Initiative for Migratory Species, Herb Raffaele

Session Six. Stemming the Tide of Nonnative Invasive Plants

What Wildlife Agencies' Role in Invasive Species Management Is and Why It Matters, Steven A. Williams

Programs to Assist States on Invasive Species, Hilda Diaz-Soltero

Invasive Species Management for State Wildlife Agencies: The Goals and Challenges to Implementation, Duane L. Shroufe and Lawrence M Riley

The Colorado Division ofWildlife Helps to Control the Noxious Weed Purple Loosestrife in the Denver Metro Area, David Weber

Invasive Management on Tribal Lands: Flathead Indian Reservation Partnerships for Restoration, Brian E. Lipscomb

Marketing the Message: Passing Successful Invasive Species Legislation in Maine, Ship Bright

International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies: Invasives Species Challenges-Where We Go from Here, Russ Mason

Saltcedar Management in the Southwest: Laying the Foundation for a Successful Control Partnership, Scott J. Cameron

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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