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Transactions of the 50th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 15 to 20, 1985 in Washington, D.C.

    Identifying Needs and Opportunities to Improve Natural Resources Management

    Opening Remarks, Daniel A. Poole
    The Need for Consensus on Natural Resources Issues The Honorable Donald P. Hodel

    Special Golden Anniversary Address

    These Fifty Years: The Conservation Record of North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conferences, Durward L. Allen
    Current Public Perceptions, Attitutes, and Desires on Natural Resources Management, Louis Harris
    Status of Programs and Future Directions of Maintaining Air and Water Quality, The Honorable Robert T. Stafford
    Legislative Needs to Improve Management of Natural Resources, The Honorable John B. Breaux
    Forest Decline and Acid Deposition: Quandary for Natural Resources Management, Robert L. Burgess

    Outdoor Recreation Skills and Education: Responsibilities, Ethics, Successful and Needed Programs

    Outdoor Recreation Skills Education Introduction, F. E. "Bud" Eyman
    The NRA and History of Hunter Education in North America, Gary L. Anderson, James M. Norine, and Thomas C. Lankenau
    Advanced Hunter Education and Tomorrow's Programs, De/win E. Benson
    Ethics For All Outdoor Recreationists, Jack Lorenz
    Missouri's Outdoor Recreation Skills Program: Hunter Education And More, Cheryl K. Riley
    Funding Outdoor Skills Programming: How to Pay the Tab for Hunter Education and More, Edwin H. Glaser
    The Role of Volunteers in Training Programs, Gerard J. Kennedy
    The Future For Outdoor Training, Robert M. Jackson and Homer E. Moe
    Summary-Outdoor Recreational Skills and Education: Responsibilities, Ethics, Successful and Needed Programs,

    Agricultural Lands: Conservation Farming and Its Values to Wild Living Resources

    Agricultural Lands and Wildlife: A Perspective, George V. Burger
    Farm Conservation Measures to Benefit Wildlife, Especially Pheasant Populations, Richard E. Warner and Stanley L. Etter
    Responses of Wildlife to Various Tillage Conditions, John S. Castrate
    Impacts of No-Till Row Cropping on Upland Wildlife, James B. Wooley, Jr., Louis B. Best, and William R. Clark
    Ducks Unlimited's Agricultural Extension Program, Wayne Fraser Cowan
    Present and Future Use of Herbicides in Conservation Farming, Kent M. Reasons
    State Federal Partnership for Soil Conservation and Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, Robert D. Miller, David L. Urich, and Russell C. Mills
    Conservation Farming and Aquatic Resources, Fred D. Theurer, Edward H. Seely, and William J. Miller
    An Economic Perspective on the Effects of Federal Conservation Policies on Wildlife Habitat, Linda L. Langner

    Forested Lands: Management for Multiple Benefits

    Multiple-Use on Western Private Industrial Timberlands, Lorin L. Hicks
    USDA Forest Service: Management, Research, and Cooperative Forestry for Multiple Benefits, James G. Dickson
    Management of Wildlife Resources on Large Private Forestland Holdings in the Southeastern United States, Roy L. Lassiter, Jr.
    Public Use of Large Private Forests in Arkansas, Carlton N. Owen, T. Bently Wigley, and Danny L. Adams
    Multiple-Use Management on Tennessee Valley Authority Lands, Ronald J. Field, Donovan C. Forbes, and Larry M. Doyle
    Aspen Management-An Opportunity for Maximum Integration of Wood Fiber and Wildlife Benefits, Gordon W. Gullion
    Economic Values of Wildlife: Opportunities and Pitfalls, Bill H. Tomlinson
    The Role of Environmental Research in Multiple-Use Management of Private Forestlands, James A. Rochelle and M. Anthony Melchiors

    Plans and Actions for Fish and Wildlife: Case Histories

    A Perspective on Planned Management Systems, W. Donald Dexter
    Florida's Comprehensive Planning System, Dave McElveen
    Evaluating Probable Comprehensive Planning Success, Spencer Amend
    Managing Wildlife Resources by Objective, Dale Strickland
    Environmental Scanning: The Difference Between Strategic Success and Failure, Dennis A. Schenborn
    Cumulative Effects Analysis: An Advance in Wildlife Planning and Management, Hal Salwasser and Fred B. Samson
    The Role of State Fish and Wildlife Agencies in Federal Land Management Planning, William C. Unke/
    Fishing for Dollars: The Role of Economics in Fishery Management, Patrick J. Graham

    Capabilities for Research and Management: Status and Needs

    Coordinated Resource Management and Planning - The California Experience, Delmer L. Albright and Kent A. Smith
    Predicting the Effects of Land-Use Changes on Wildlife, John E. Hench, Vagn Flyger, Robert Gibbs, and Keith Van Ness
    Species Selection for Habitat Assessments, Thomas H. Roberts and L. Jean O'Neil
    Application of Expert Systems in Wildlife Management, Gary C. White, Len H. Carpenter and David R. Anderson
    New Role for Science in National Parks, C. J. Martinka
    Potential Federal Funding of State Nongame Management Programs: Results of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Study, John B. Loomis and Rodney W. Olson
    Oregon's Nongame Wildlife Management Plan, David B. Marshal/
    Research Accomplishments and Prospects in Wildlife Economics, Robert K. Davis
    Increasing Communication Between Research and Development Scientists and Operational Managers-The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Approach, William K. Seitz, Robert G. Streeter, Ronald E. Kirby, Alan R. Taylor, Thomas J. Cortese, and Diana H. Cross
    Influencing Congressional Decisions on Wetlands Conservation: Information and Communication Needs, Robert P. Davison
    Early Career Development of Fisheries and Wildlife Biologists in Two Forest Service Regions, James J. Kennedy and Joseph A. Minco/la

    Aquatic Habitats: Conservation and Management

    Opening Statement, Kenneth R. Roberts
    Status and Trends of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats in the Conterminous United States, 1950s to 1970s, National Wetlands Inventory Group
    Federal Tax Code Opportunities to Maintain Wetlands, Michael Dennis
    Estuarine Habitat Enhancement and Restoration, John B. Pearce
    Mitigation Banking: A Mechanism For Compensating Unavoidable Fish and Wildlife Habitat Losses, David M. Soileau, James D. Brown, and David W. Fruge
    Mitigation by "Banking" Credits: A Louisiana Pilot Project, Michael D. Zagata
    National Wetlands Functions and Values Study Plan, Ellis J. Clairain, Jr.
    Chesapeake Bay: History and Management Needs, Robert L. Lippson

    Migratory Wildlife: Status, Needs and Future Management Directions

    Opening Statement, Dennis G. Raveling and Leigh H. Fredrickson
    Evaluation of Efforts to Redistribute Canada Geese, Donald H. Rusch, Scott R. Craven, Robert E. Trost, John R. Cary, Robert L. Drieslein, John W. Ellis, and John Wetzel
    Factors Affecting Autumn and Winter Distribution of Canada Geese, Dale D. Humburg, David A. Graber, and Kenneth M. Babcock
    Productivity, Mortality and Population Status of Dusky Canada Geese, John E. Cornely, Bruce H. Campbell, and Robert L. Jarvis
    The Effect of Restrictive Regional Hunting Regulations on Survival Rates and Local Harvests of Southern Manitoba Mallards, F. Dale Caswell, Geoge S. Hochbaum, and R. Kent Brace
    Metabolizable Energy of Seeds Consumed by Ducks in Lake Erie Marshes, Robert D. Hoffman and Theodore A. Bookhout
    The Protection of Bottomland Hardwood Wetlands of the Lower Mississippi Valley, Stephen W. Forsythe
    Perspectives on American Woodcock in the Southern United States, Gene W. Wood, M. Keith Causey, and R. Montague Whiting, Jr.
    Population Status and Management Efforts for Endangered Cranes, George Archibald and Claire M. Mirande

    Symposium: The Role of Diseases in Marine Fisheries Management

    Introduction, Aaron Rosenfield
    Role of Disease in Marine Fish and Shellfish Management, William G. Gordon
    Remarks of the Chairman, Aaron Rosenfield
    Quantitative Effects of Marine Diseases on Fish and Shellfish Populations, William J. Hargis, Jr.
    The Role of Disease in the Management of Cultivated Marine Fish and Shellfish Populations, Carl J. Sindermann
    Role of Diseases in Marine Fisheries Management, E. Spencer Garrett
    Disease Organisms, Economics and the Management of Fisheries, Ivar E. Strand and Douglas W. Lipton
    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.