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Transactions of the 71st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

Transactions of the 71st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference


Held March 22 to 25, 2006 in Columbus, Ohio


Opening Session. Natural Resource Conservation...The Other Homeland Security

Welcome and Opening Remarks of the 71st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Steven A. Williams

When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It, but..., John Baughman

Development and a Changing Climate: Wildlife Caught in the Squeeze, James T. Martin

Session One. When Wildlife and Human Interactions Lead to Crisis

Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future: Managing Wildlife Crises, Robert H. Schmidt, Terry Mansfield and Thomas J. DeLiberto

Crisis Management: Top Ten Rules for Working with the Media during a Crisis, Valerie L. Fellows

The Challenge of White-tailed Deer Management, Gary L. Alt, Marrett D. Grund and Byron P. Shissler

Managing Negative Human-Wildlife Situations, Mark Damian Duda

Session Two. Farm Bill 2007: Opportunities and Obstacles to Private Land Management

Conservation in the 2007 Farm Bill: Lessons from Past Farm Bills, Jeffrey Zinn

Politics or Science? A Look at the Past to Guide Our Future, Jim Wiesemeyer

Where Do We Go from Here?, Craig Cox

Session Three. Resource Agency Accountability

What Partners Deserve: Accountability and Credible Natural Resources Management, John Cooper and Donald Virgovic

Accountability and Quality in an Information Technology Era: Are We Witnessing the Death of Deference?, Daniel Ashe

Data Quality, Peer Review and the Politicization of Science, Albert H. Teich and Melissa Pollak

Development and a Changing Climate: Wildlife Caught in the Squeeze, Bob Budd

Session Four. From Landscape to Riverscapes: Adding Fish to the Mainstream of Wildlife Habitat Initiatives

Water, Water Everywhere but Not a Place for Fish: Tackling Water and Fish Habitat Management for Productive Fisheries in North America, William W. Taylor, Sara M. Hughes and Katrina B. Mueller

Call to Action: The National Fish Habitat Initiative, Douglas J. Austen

Advancing Fish Habitat Management with Partnerships: From Headwaters to the Sea, Mamie Parker

Fish Habitat Conservation: A Cutthroat Business Approach for Shareholders, James T. Martin

Entering the Mainstream: Where Do We Go from Here?, Kathryn Boyer

Session Five. Current Status and Future Directions of Waterfowl Harvest Management

Opening Comments, Rollin D. Sparrowe

Retrospective on Waterfowl Management over the Last 20 years, Robert J. Blohm

Adaptive Harvest Management and Double-loop Learning, Fred A. Johnson

Coherence between Harvest and Habitat Management-Joint Venture Perspectives, Charles K. Baxter, Jeffrey W. Nelson, Kenneth J. Reinecke and Scott E. Stephens

Social Factors in Waterfowl Management: Conservation Goals, Public Perceptions and Hunter Satisfaction, Daniel J. Witter, David J. Case, James H. Gammonley and Don Childress

Coordinating Waterfowl Conservation throughout North America, Stephen Wendt

Adaptive Harvest Management: Where We Are, How We Got Here and What We Have Learned Thus Far, Byron Ken Williams

Harvest Potential and Habitat Are Inextricably Links, Michael G. Anderson, John M. Eadie, Min T. Huang, Rex Johnson, Mark D. Koneff, James K. Ringelman, Michael C. Runge and Barry C. Wilson

Social Challenges for the Improvement for Waterfowl Management: Public Involvement, Institutional Commitments and Information Needs, Jody W. Enck and James K. Ringelman

Policy and Management Decisions: Monitoring beyond Biological Processes, Dale D. Humburg, Mark D. Koneff, Andrew H. Raedeke and David A. Graber

Funding: What's Needed, What's Available, How to Make up the Difference if We Can't, Duane Shroufe

Closing Comments, Kenneth Babcock

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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