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Transactions of the 55th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 16 to 21, 1990 in Denver, Colorado


    Opening Session. Refining Priorities for Resource Management

    Opening Remarks, Laurence R. Jahn

    New Conservation Initiatives Toward Sustainability, The Honorable Robert W. Kasten, Jr.

    Rebuilding the Public Service for Natural Resource Management, L. Bruce Laingen

    Canada's New Soil Conservation Initiative, Harry M. Hill

    Challenges for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Constance B. Harriman

    Where is BLM Headed?, Cy Jamison

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Charting a Course for the 1990s and Beyond, John F. Turner

    Special Session 1. Wildlife, Fisheries and the Conservation Reserve Program

    Introductory Remarks, Ronnie R. George

    Effects of the CRP on Wildlife Habitat: Emergency Haying in the Midwest and Pine Plantings in the Southeast, Robert L. Hays and Adrian H. Farmer

    Instream Benefits of CRP Filter Strips, Molly R. Whitworth and Debora C. Martin

    Ring-necked Pheasant Nesting Ecology and Production on CRP Lands in the Texas Southern High Plains, Peter S. Berthelsen, Loren Smith and Ronnie R. George

    Evaluating Potential Effects of CRP on Bobwhite Quail in Piedmont Virginia, Dean F. Stauffer, Gerald A. Cline and Michael J. Tonkovich

    New Mexico's CRP and Wildlife Habitat Improvement, Robert J. Schmidt, Jr., Charles L. Mullins, Monty Woody and Jim Knight

    Structural Characteristics of Vegetation in CRP Fields in Northern Missouri and Their Suitability as Bobwhite Habitat, Loren W. Burger, Jr., Eric W. Kurzejeski, Thomas V. Dailey and Mark R. Ryan

    Special Session 2. Conservation Education: Making the Investment

    Status and Trends of Conservation Education Programs, Delwin E. Benson and Gerri A. Pomerantz

    Trends and Opportunities in Natural Resource Education, Clark E. Adams and Jay L. Eudy

    A Statewide Evaluation of Project WILD's Effect on Student Knowledge and Attitude Toward Wildlife, Therese M. Race, Eugene Decker and Jonathan Taylor

    Effective Educational Strategies for Reversing Population Declines in Seabirds, Kathleen A. Blanchard and Martha C. Monroe

    Special Session 3. Trends of Professionalism in Natural Resource Management

    Professionalism: From Matriculation to Success, Richard L. Noble and Nova J. Silvy

    University Education in Wildlife Biology: What's Given and What's Needed, James G. Teer, Harry E. Hodgdon, Jack Ward Thomas and Oliver Torgerson

    Educational Content of Fish and Wildlife Programs Based on Expressed Needs of Federal and State Agency Employers, David J. Schmidly, Ira R. Adelman and Janice S. Greene

    Continuing Education for Biologists: The Forest Service Program, Hal Salwasser, Gerald H. Cross and Winifred B. Sidle

    Cooperative Wildlife Management: Implications for Wildlife Management Professionals, Trevor M. Swerdfager

    Have the Wildlife Society's Publications Kept Pace with the Profession?, R. Douglas Slack and Nova J. Silvy

    Special Session 4. Resource Management Lessons from Unpredicted Events

    Introductory Remarks, Stephen P. Mealey

    Lessons from the Yellowstone Fires: Do You Trust Talking Animals?, John D. Varley

    Lessons from Yellowstone: An Administrative Perspective, Gary E. Cargill

    The Wildfires in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Greater Yellowstone Area-1988, Charles W. Philpot

    The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: A Land Manager's View, Dalton Du Lac

    The Exxon Valdez Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Program, Alan W. Maki

    The Wreck of the Exxon Valdez, Bruce H. Baker

    Natural Resources Recovery Following the 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption: Lesson in Ecological Resilience, James A. Rochelle

    Biological Legacies: A Critical Management Concept from Mount St. Helens, Jerry F. Franklin

    Hurricane Hugo's Initial Effects on Red-cockaded Woodpeckers in the Francis Marion National Forest, Robert G. Hooper, J. Craig Watson and Ronald E. F. Escano

    Closing Remarks, Carlton Jackson

    Special Session 5. Conservation Law Enforcement

    Opening Remarks, James A. Timmerman, Jr.

    The 1990 Guy Bradley Award, Charles H. Collins

    Natural Resource Law Enforcement in the 1990s: Meeting the Challenge, Robert M. Brantly

    Developments in Federal Regulation of the Wildlife Trade, Marshall P. Jones

    Joint State and Federal Investigations, Larry G. Bell and Scott Brown

    Offensive Tactics for Defending Potential Personnel Lawsuits, Buford S. Mabry, Jr.

    Special Session 6: Managing Western Water

    An Update on Legal Issues, Judge Ronald B. Robie

    The Economic Value of Water to Wildlife and Fisheries in the San Joaquin Valley: Results of a Simulated Voter Referendum, John B. Loomis, Thomas Wegge, Michael Hanemann and Barbara Kanninen

    Precipitation, Waterfowl Densities and Mycotoxins: Their Potential Effect on Avian Cholera Epizootics in the Nebraska Rainwater Basin Area, Brian J. Smith, Kenneth F. Higgins and W. Lee Tucker

    Special Session 7. Goose Management in the '90s

    Perspectives on Goose Management in North America: Challenges and Opportunities for the '90s, Byron K. Williams and Richard A. Bishop

    History of Goose Management in North America, Harvey K. Nelson and James C. Bartonek

    Atlantic Flyways. Goose Populations: Status and Management, Larry J. Hindman and Fred Ferrigno

    Goose Management: The Mississippi Flyway Perspective, Kenneth M. Babcock, Dale D. Humburg and David A. Graber

    Goose Management in the '90s: A Central Flyway Perspective, Marvin J. Kraft and Howard D. Funk

    Management of Pacific Flyway Geese: An Exercise in Complexity and Frustration, Don Childress and Tom Rothe

    Goose Management in Canada, J. S. Wendt and H. Boyd

    Goose Surveys in North America: Current Procedures and Suggested Improvements, Robert E. Trost, Kenneth E. Gamble and Daniel J. Nieman

    Estimating Population Parameters for Geese from Band-recovery and Mark-recapture Data, Jay B. Hestbeck, Donald H. Rusch and Richard A. Malecki

    Needs, Capabilities and Prospects for the Future of Goose Management in North America, Richard A. Bishop and Byron K. Williams

    Special Session 8. Challenges in International Resource Conservation

    International Resource Conservation: Where's the Challenge?, W. Daniel Edge

    International Resource Conservation: Thoughts on the Challenge, John G. Frazier

    A Systematic Approach to Regional Cooperation: The Bellerive Initiative in the Alps, David H. Tice and Vickie H. Tice

    The International Workshop on the Management of Wildlife Resources: A Training Tool for Latin America, Jerome L. Touval and Douglas A. Ryan

    Patterns in Natural Resource Destruction and Conservation in Central America: A Case for Optimism?, Christopher Vaughan

    Effects of the Regulation of the International Ivory Trade on African Elephant Conservation, John B. Hallagan

    International Conservation: A Challenge to All, James G. Teer and Wendell G. Swank

    Special Session 9. Rangeland Management Needs

    Introductory Remarks, George Lea

    Direction: A Range Management Need, R.H. Barrett, Jr.

    Conservation of Biological Diversity on Western Rangelands, Allen Y. Cooperrider

    Effects of Specialized Grazing Systems on Waterfowl Production in Southcentral North Dakota, William T. Barker, Kevin K. Sedivec, Terry A. Messmer, Kenneth F. Higgins and Dan R. Hertel

    Pronghorn/Livestock Relationships, Jim D. Yoakum and Bart W. O'Gara

    Experimental Stewardship Program: An Underpublicized Success Story, Dan Pence and Maynard Smith

    Special Session 1O. Compensatory Responses in Wildlife Populations

    Compensation in Furbearer Populations: Current Data Compared with a Review of Concepts, William R. Clark

    A Review of the Evidence for the Effects of Hunting on American Black Duck Populations, Michael J. Conroy and David G. Krementz

    Compensation in Free-ranging Deer Populations, Richard J. Mackie, Kenneth L. Hamlin, David F. Pac, Gary L. Dusek and Alan K. Wood

    Testing for Compensatory Responses to Removals from Wildlife Populations, J. Edward Kautz

    Detecting Density Dependence: Filtering the Baby from the Bathwater, Dale R. McCullough

    Special Session 11. Introductions and Reintroductions of Wildlife Populations

    What Have We Learned from 100+ Years of Wildlife Translocations?, James Earl Kennamer

    Public Attitudes, Politics and Extramarket Values for Reintroduced Wildlife: Examples from New England, Ronald J. Glass, Thomas A. More and Thomas H. Stevens

    The Role of Hand-reared Mallards in Breeding Waterfowl Conservation, Bruce D. J. Batt and Jeffrey W. Nelson

    Translocating Prairie Grouse: What Have We Learned?, John E. Toepfer, Robert L. Eng and Raymond K. Anderson

    Reintroduction of Bobcats on Cumberland Island, Georgia: A Biopolitical Lesson, Robert J. Warren, Michael J. Conroy, William E. James, Leslie A. Barker and Duane R. Diefenbach

    Restoration of Lynx in New York: Biopolitical Lessons, Rainer H. Brocke, Kent A. Gustafson and Andrew R. Major

    Planning To Reintroduce Woodland Caribou to Minnesota, Peter J. P. Gogan, Peter A. Jordan and James L. Nelson

    Genetic Considerations in the Design of Introduction Programs, Paul L. Leberg

    Biological Criteria for Introductions of Large Mammals: Using Simulation Models to Predict Impacts of Competition, N. Thompson Hobbs, Michael W. Miller, James A. Bailey, Dale F. Reed and R. Bruce Gill

    Summary Remarks, Clait E. Braun

    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.