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Transactions of the 51st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 21 to 26, 1986 in Reno, Nevada

    Identifying Needs and Opportunities to Improve Natural Resources Management

    Opening Remarks, Daniel A. Poole
    Changes Required to A void Soil Degradation and Loss, Herbert O. Sparrow
    USDA: Commitment to Conservation, James Spitz
    Needs and Opportunities for Outdoor Recreation, Victor H. Ashe
    Strengthening Migratory Bird Management Programs, James H. Patterson
    Strengthening Migratory Bird Management Programs, Ronald E. Lambertson
    Effectiveness: The Hallmark of the Natural Resource Management Professional, Jack Ward Thomas

    Wild Sheep Populations, Especially Desert Bighorns: Status, Ecology and Management

    Opening Remarks, Lanny O. Wilson
    Status of Desert Bighorn Sheep in the U.S. and Current Management Programs, Richard A. Weaver
    BLM's Desert Bighorn Sheep Program, Allen Y. Cooperrider
    The Importance of Small Populations of Desert Bighorn Sheep, Paul R. Krausman and Bruce D. Leopold
    Modeling Demographics of Bighorn Sheep: Current Abilities and Missing Links, David M. Leslie, Jr. and Charles L. Douglas
    Response of Desert Bighorn Sheep to Human Harassment: Management Implications, Michael M. King and Gar W Workman

    Management Challenges and Innovative Responses: Case Histories

    Introductory Statement, James M. Peek
    The Impacts of Phosphate Mining on Big Game in Idaho: A Cooperative Approach to Conflict Resolution, Lonn Kuck
    Combining Agency Goals to Meet Wildlife Needs and Manage Oil and Gas Resources, Michael J. Perifold and Laun J. Buoy
    Legislation, Litigation and Allocation: A Case of Subsistence Hunting in Alaska, Victor Van Ballenberghe
    A Solution to Desertification and Associated Threats to Wildlife and Man, Allan Savory
    Natural Resources Management in Support of National Defense, Christina Ramsey
    Idaho's Cooperative Sikes Act Wildlife Management Program, Robert M. Owen
    Wildlife Management, An Integral Part of Intensive Multiple Use: Land Between the Lakes, A Case History, Elizabeth E. Thach, Larry M. Doyle, John L. Mechler and Richard L. Lowe

    Management Needs of Certain Individual Species

    Opening Remarks, Paul A. Vohs, Jr.
    The Economic Valuation of Endangered Species of Wildlife, Kevin J. Boyle and Richard C. Bishop
    Management of Grizzly Bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, Montana, Arnold R. Dood, Robert D. Brannon and Richard D. Mace
    Mountain Lion Management in California, Terry M. Mansfield
    Management of the North American Bobcat: Information Needs for Nondetriment Findings, Ernest A. Gluesing, S. Douglas Miller and Richard M. Mitchell
    The Public and the Timber Wolf in Minnesota, Stephen R. Kellert

    Wildlife Habitat by Design

    .Setting the Stage, Eric G. Bolen and Jon E. Rodiek
    National Forests in the Blue Mountains of Oregon and Washington, Jack Ward Thomas, Donavin A. Leckenby, Leonard J. Erickson, Sylvan R. Thomas, Dennis L. Isaacson and RJay Murray
    Riparian Habitat Classification in the Southwestern United States, Robert Szaro and David R. Patton
    Habitat Management for Wildlife in Marshes of Great Salt Lake, Loren M. Smith and John A. Kadlec
    Urban Bird Habitat Relationships: Application to Landscape Design, Richard M. DeGraaf
    Design Considerations for Wildlife in Urban Stormwater Management, Lowell W. Adams, Thomas M. Franklin, Louise E. Dove and Joan M. Duffield

    Public and Private Rangeland Management

    Public and Private Rangeland Management: An Overview, William S. Platts
    Effects of Grazing Management on Streambanks, Carolyn C. Bohn and John C. Buckhouse
    Economic Issues of Grazing and Riparian Area Management, F red J. Wagstaff
    Concepts in Stream Riparian Rehabilitation, Bruce P. Van Haveren and William L. Jackson
    Options for Managing Livestock and Riparian Habitats, Jerry W. Davis
    Texas Creek Riparian Enhancement Study, Donald E. Prichard and Lee L. Upham
    Stocktanks: An Underutilized Resource, Keith A. Menasco
    Wildlife Use of Lowland Meadows in the Great Basin, J. Kent McAdoo, Gary N. Back, Mack R. Barrington and Donald A. Klebenow

    Contaminant Situations: Correction and Prevention, Needs and Actions

    Opening Remarks, John B. Pearce
    Kesterson Reservoir and Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge: History, Current Problems and Management Alternatives, GaryR. Zahm
    Relationship Between Selenium Concentrations and Avian Reproduction, Harry M. Ohlendorf, Roger L. Hothem, Christine M. Bunck, Thomas W. Aldrich and John F. Moore
    Impacts of Selenium on Early Life Stages and Smoltification of Fall Chinook Salmon, Steven J. Hamilton, Aldo N. Palmisano, Gary A. Wedemeyer and William T. Yasutake
    Potential Impacts of Agricultural Chemicals on Waterfowl and Other Wildlife Inhabiting Prairie Wetlands: An Evaluation of Research Needs and Approaches, Christian E. Grue, Lawrence R. DeWeese, Pierre Mineau, George A. Swanson, John R. Foster, Phillip M. Arnold, James N. Huckins, Patrick J. Sheehan, W. Keith Marshall and Albert P. Ludden
    Insights from Contaminated Fish in New York, Edward G. Horn, Ronald J. Sloan and Lawrence C. Skinner

    Plans for Managing Natural Resources: Status, Quality and Field Accomplishments

    Opening Statement, Johanna H. Wald
    National Forest Planning: Problems and Solutions, Randal O'Toole
    Land-use Planning in the Bureau of Land Management, John E. Crawford
    Land-use Planning on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, Edward E. Bangs, T heodore N. Bailey, Norm Olson, Robert L. Delaney, Michael B. Hedrick, Richard K. Johnson and James Freidersdorff
    Integrating Habitat Management in Pennsylvania's State Forest Resource Plan, Daniel A. Devlin and Walter M. Tzilkowski
    Multiagency Regional Resource Planning for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control, Robert J. Johnson, My ron L. Iwanski and Alfred M. Duda
    Successes and Challenges in Guiding Development in Morro Bay, California, James R. Vilkitis

    Waterfowl: Population Status, Subsistence Harvest and Restoration Needs and Efforts for Geese in Alaska and Canada

    Waterfowl Management and Subsistence Harvests in Alaska and Canada: An Overview, James C. Bartonec
    Alaska Goose Populations: Past, Present and Fut:ire, James G. King and Dirk V. Derksen
    The Current Status of Goose Populations in Canada, F. G. Cooch
    Cooperative Efforts to Halt Population Declines of Geese Nesting on Alaska's Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, W Lewis Pamplin, Jr.
    The Role of Native People in Waterfowl Management in Canada, Nellie J. Cournoyea and Robert G. Bromley
    Land Claim Settlements and the Management of Migratory Birds, A Case History: The James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, Charles A. Drolet
    Alaska Waterfowl Management and the Law, Gregory F. Cook
    Native Subsistence Hunting of Migratory Waterfowl in Alaska: A Case Study Demonstrating Why Politics and Wildlife Management Don't Mix, Donald C. Mitchell
    Status of Legal Issues Involving Goose Populations: Canadian Issues, Roy Murray

    A Proactive Strategy for Funding Fish and Wildlife Research in Universities and Colleges

    Opening Remarks, Ronald F. Labisky
    Fish and Wildlife: The Forgotten Resource in National Policy, Ronald F. Labisky, Dale Stansbury and Stephen C. Smith
    Aquatic and Wetland Ecosystems: Multifaceted Challenges, Milton W Weller, Richard L. Noble, Robert R. Stickney and John S. Griffith, Jr.
    Contaminants: Neglected and Forgotten Challenges, Daniel W Anderson, Tony J. Peterle and Kenneth L. Dickson
    Endangered Species: Role of University-based Research, Stanley A. Temple, Michael W Collopy and James E. Deacon
    Urban Wildlife Management: The Challenge at Home, Donald R. Progulske and Daniel L. Leedy
    Wildlife Prescriptions for Agricultural, Range and Forest Landscapes, George V. Burger, Frederic H. Wagner and Larry D. Harris
    Fish and Wildlife: From Neglect to Action, Eric G. Bolen and Donald F. Behrend
    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.