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Transactions of the 72nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference


Held March 20 to 24, 2007 in Portland, Oregon


Opening Session. Plotting the Course of Conservation: Where It's Been and Where It's Going

Welcome and Opening Remarks, Steven A. Williams

Remarks of the Secretary of the U.S. Department, Dirk Kempthorne

Remarks of Richard Louv, Richard Louv

Session One. Conservation and the Fuels Game

Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy Resources on the North American Landscape, Mark D. Myers

Energy Development and the Fish and Wildlife Trade-offs, John Baughman

Learning from Experience: How to Enhance the Future for Wildlife during Prolonged Energy Development, Rollin D. Sparrow and Steven R. Belinda

Renewable Energy Resources and Wildlife: Impacts and Opportunities, Edward B. Arnett, M. Dale Strickland and Michael L. Morrison

Session Two. Future Change in U.S. Forests and Implications for Wildlife

U.S. Land-use Changes Involving Forests: Trends and Projections, Ralph J. Alig

Forest Development across the United States and Implications for Wildlife Susan M. Stein, Marcos D. Robles, Eric M. White and Sara J. Comas

Georgia's Wildlife Action Plan: Conservation Actions to Address Forest Development, Mike J. Harris, Jonathan P. Ambrose, Mathew J. Elliott and Christopher G. Canalos

Session Three. Targets of Opportunity: State Wildlife Action Plans

Wildlife Action Plans: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Wildlife Conservation Partnerships, Richard J. Beach, Elizabeth Rodrick and Christina L. Sato

Collaborative Implementation of Nebraska's Wildlife Action Plan: The Nebraska Natural Legacy Project, Steven P. Riley and Mark Humpert

Integrating Wildlife Action Plans with Transportation Planning and Projects: A First Look, Mark Van Putten and David G. Burwell

Session Four. Communicating Effectively about Aquatic Nuisance Species: Compilation of Aquatic Nuisance Species Workshop Abstracts and Presentations

Summary, Phil Seng

Session Five. Predators and Prey: Integrating Predator and Prey Management to Achieve Conservation Objectives

Culling Mountain Lions to Protect Ungulate Populations - Some Lives are More Sacred Than Others, Eric M. Rominger

Prey Specialization by Individual Cougars in Multi-Prey Systems, Kyle Knopff and Mark S. Boyce

Effects of White-tailed Deer Expansion and Cougar Hunting on Cougar, Deer and Human Interactions, Robert B. Wielgus, Hugh S. Robinson and Hilary S. Cooley

Role of State Wildlife Agencies in Managing Mountain Lions, Terry M. Mansfield

Reducing Populations of Medium Size Mammalian Predators to Benefit Waterfowl Production in the Prairie Pothole Region, Frank C. Rohwer and Jim Fisher

Impacts of Predators on Northern Bobwhites in the Southeast, John P. Carroll, Susan N. Ellis-Felege and William E. Palmer

Impacts of Predation on Greater Sage-grouse in Strawberry Valley, Utah, Rick J. Baxter, Kevin D. Bunnell, Jerran T. Flinders and Dean L. Mitchell

Integrating Science with On-the-ground Management: A Two-state Plan for Ground-nesting Birds, Roger Hollevoet and Cami Dixon

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Depending on Your Perspective, Carter C. Niemeyer

Societal and Ecosystem Benefits of Restored Wolf Populations, Amaroq E. Weiss, Timm Kroeger, J. Christopher Haney and Nina Fascione

Elk and Predation in Idaho: Does One Size Fit All?, Peter Zager, Craig White, George Pauley and Mark Hurley

Cause-specific Mortality of Rocky Mountain Elk Calves in Westcentral Montana, Nyeema C. Harris, Daniel H. Pletscher and Mike Thompson

Predator-Prey Management in the National Park Context: Lessons from a Transboundary Wolf, Elk, Moose and Caribou System, Mark Hebblewhite

Intensive Management of Wolves and Ungulates in Alaska, Kimberly Titus

Policy Issues Regarding Wolves in the Great Lakes Region, James Hammill

Policy Issues Related to Wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains, Christian A. Smith and Carolyn A. Sime

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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