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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.