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Transactions of the 74th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference


Held March 16 to 20, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia


Opening Session. Refining the Relevance of Resource Management

Welcome and Opening Remarks, Steven A. Williams

Keynote Remarks, The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack

Keynote Remarks, William Shafroth

Session One. Mixed Messages: Media and the Environment

Introductory Remarks, Phil Seng

State Agencies and Media: Friends or Foes, Lorna Domke

Making Our Conservation Message Interesting to the Media, Bob St. Pierre

Inside the Business of Hook and Bullet Television, Bill Miller

YOU Are the Media (and So Is Everyone Else): The Exhilarating New Landscape of Social and Converged Media, Jon Marshall

Session Two. Making the North American Model More Relevant to More Americans

Opening Comments, John Organ

North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and the American System of Conservation Funding, Steve Williams, Thomas Decker and Shane Mahoney

Why Should All Americans Care About the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, Daniel Decker, John Organ and Cynthia Jacobson

How to Make People Care About the Model, Darryl Walter

A Policy to Sustain the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, Greg Schildwachter

Closing Remarks, Jeff Crane

Session Three. The Coursework of Conservation: Are University Curricula on Target?

The Changing Face of University Wildlife Programs, John McDonald, Jonathan Jenks and David Willis

The Diversity of Options for Wildlife Education, Mark Wallace and Rick Baydack

Desired Competencies and Perceived Proficiencies of Entry-level Fisheries and Wildlife Professionals: A Survey of Employers and Educators, Dean Stauffer and Steve McMullin

Foraging Theory or Food Plots? Theory Versus Practice in University Curricula, Darren Miller, John Edwards, Bruce Leopold and Gary Moody

The Coursework of Conservation: Are University Curricula on Target? A Synthesis, Steve McMullin, Daniel Svedarsky, Shawn Riley, John Organ and David Schad

Session Four. Measuring State Wildlife Action Plan Implementation

Testing the Waters: How Private Investment is Facilitating State Wildlife Action Plan Implementation Nationally, Darren Long

Using State Wildlife Action Plans to Guide Landscape-level Conservation in the Northeastern United States, Patricia Riexinger and Scot Williamson

The Table is Set, but are We Missing Opportunities?, Mark Humpert

Paying the Piper Now: Will Delayed Implementation of the State Wildlife Action Plans Result in Higher Costs?, Frank Casey, Timm Kroeger and Anna McMurray

Workshop: Climate Change and Managing Fish and Wildlife

Managing Fish and Wildlife Habitat in the Face of Climate Change: USDA Forest Service Perspective, Gregory Hayward, Curtis Flather, Erin Uloth, Hugh Safford and David Cleaves

Patrick Noonan Receives 2009 Grinnell Award

Registered Attendance

Managing Predator-Prey Systems: An Update

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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