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Transactions of the 56th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 17 to 22, 1991 in Edmonton, Alberta

    Opening Session. International Resource Issues and Opportunities

    Opening Remarks, Laurence R. Jahn
    Welcome, The Honorable Leroy Fjordbotten
    Buggy Whips or Partnerships: Choices for the Twenty-first Century, John F. Turner
    Sustainable Development through the Round Table Approach, George Connell
    Centennial Commemoration of the USDA Forest Service, James R. Moseley
    The Next 100 Years of National Forest Management, F. Dale Robertson
    Presentation of the 1991 Guy Bradley Award, Whitney Tilt

    Special Session 1. Wildlife Conservation in National Parks

    A Brief History of Wildlife Conservation in National Parks, Clifford J. Martinka
    Management of the Kruger National Park: Principles, Policies and Strategies, S.C.J. Joubert
    Wildlife Conservation in Central America: Will It Survive the '90s?, Stephen E. Cornelius
    Disease Management in Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada: Public Attitudes and Management Implications, William A. Fuller
    Ecological Justification for Controlling Deer Populations in Eastern National Parks, Robert J. Warren
    Values and Science: White-tailed Deer Management in Eastern National Parks, H. Brian Underwood and William F. Porter
    Elk, White-tailed Ptarmigan and Willow Relationships: A Management Dilemma in Rocky Mountain National Park, Clait E. Braun, David R. Stevens, Kenneth M. Giesen and Cynthai P. Melcher
    Denali Park Wolf Studies: Implications for Yellowstone, L. David Mech, Thomas J. Meier and John W. Burch
    Public Attitudes in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho toward Wolf Restoration in Yellowstone National Park, Alistair J. Bath
    Closing Remarks, Frederic H. Wagner

    Special Session 2. Generating Information for Fish and Wildlife Management

    Opening Remarks, Charles T. Cushwa
    Computer and Data Usage in Wildlife-related College and University Programs, Robert H. Giles, Jr.
    Generating Information for Fish and Wildlife Management: Summary from the Private Sector, Gregory T. Koeln, Sandra-Lee Konrad and Douglas Muchoney
    Computerized Information Systems: Meeting the Needs of Fish and Wildlife Management?, Douglas B. Inkley, Jefferson L. Waldon and Brent Fewell
    Uses of Geographically Extensive Databases in Regional Planning Models for Wildlife Resources, Curtis H. Flather and Stephen J. Brady
    The Use of Computerized Databases in Management and Planning of Protected Areas in Venezuela: A Case Study in the Santos Luzardo National Park of Southern Apure State, Donald C. Taphorn and Gilberto Rios U.
    Remote Sensing for Nongame Wildlife Habitat Management, J. Michael Scott, Blair Csuti, David Stoms and Frank Davis
    Changing Social Profiles of Wildlife Recreation in Ontario, 1982-1988, R.J. Payne and Robert Graham
    Cross-cultural Land Ethics: Motivations, Appealing Attributes and Problems, Alan Ewert and Robert Pfister
    Public Views of Wolf Restoration in Michigan, Stephen R. Kelle rt
    Managing Information About How We Are Managing: Multiple Perspectives on the Factors that Determine Agency Effectiveness, Steve L. McMullin, Spencer R. Amend and Larry A. Nielsen
    Concluding Remarks, John P. Randolph

    Special Session 3. Imperatives of the Global Commons

    The Effects of Global Climate Change on Fish and Wildlife Resources, Edward T. LaRoe
    Assessment of the Risks from Tropical Deforestation to Canadian Songbirds, Antony W. Diamond
    Acidification: Implications for Wildlife, Peter J. Blancher
    Aleutian Islands Plastics, Pelagic Drift and Trawl Net Problems, and Their Solutions, Albert M. Manville II
    Impact of Human Population on Wildlife Resources in Nigeria, C.A. Drolet
    Joining Efforts for the Preservation of Biodiversity, Jaques Prescott and Michael Hutchins

    Special Session 4. Recreational Impacts on Wildlife in Wildlands

    Wildlife Preservation and Recreational Use: Conflicting Goals of Wildland Management, David N. Cole and Richard L. Knight
    Effects of Recreational Activity on Wildlife in Wildlands, Richard L. Knight and David N. Cole
    Assessing Recreational Impacts on Wildlife: The Value and Design of Experiments, Kevin J. Gutzwiller
    The Use of Heart Rate Telemetry in Assessing the Metabolic Cost of Disturbances, Denis Chabot

    Special Session 5. Streams: Ecosystem Linkages to a Healthy Environment

    Opening Remarks, Walter E. Bic/iford
    Watershed Urbanization and Managing Stream Habitat for Fish, Jack G. Imhof, R. John Planck, Fred M. Johnson and Larry C. Halyk
    Economic Values in Management of Natural Streams in Missouri, Edward K. Brown
    Streams for the Future: Missouri's Expanded Program of Stream Improvement, Richard E. Wehnes, Joseph P. Bachant, Stanley M. Michaelson, William M. Turner, Steven P. Gough, Gordon B. Farabee and M. Delbert Lobb Ill
    Aquatic Project WILD: Establishing Linkages for a Healthy Environment, Cheryl Charles

    Special Session 6: Cooperating with Indigenous People to Manage Fish and Wildlife

    The Beverly and Kaminuriak Caribou Management Board: An Example of Cooperative Management, George W. Scotter
    One Caribou Herd, Two Native Cultures, Five Political Systems: Consensus Management on the Porcupine Caribou Range, Albert Peter and Douglas Urguhart
    Co-management of Wildlife in the Western Canadian Arctic: An Inuvialuit Perspective, Andy Carpenter, Bruce M. V. Hanbidge and Richard M. Binder
    The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board: Its Evolution and Future, Ted Wagner
    Polar Bear Management in the Southern Beaufort Sea: An Agreement between the Inuvialuit Game Council and North Slope Borough Fish and Game Committee, Benjamin P. Nageak, Charles D.N. Brower and Scott L. Schliebe
    Subsistence Harvesting of Waterfowl in Northern Quebec: Goose Hunting and the James Bay Cree, Austin Reed
    Current Perspectives on the Management of Migratory Birds in Northern Canada and Newfoundland, J. Gregory Thompson

    Special Session 7. Challenges From Animal Rightists

    Challenges from Animal Rightists: Can We Identify Common Goals?, Alice P. Wywialowski and Kerry P. Reese
    The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement and Activists' Attitudes Toward Wildlife, Rebecca T. Richards and Richard S. Krannich
    The Role of the Federal Government in Humane Treatment of Captive Wildlife, Jo Anne L. Garbe and Alice Wywialowski
    Animal Rights Challenges to Bowhunting, David E. Samuel, R. Ben Peyton, Jay McAninch, H. Lee Gladfelter and Dwight Guynn
    Ideological Conflict Between Animal Rightists and Wildlife Professionals over Trapping Wild Furbearers, Gilbert Proulx and Morley W. Barrett
    Trapping-An Animal Rights Issue or a Legitimate Wildlife Management Technique-The Move to International Standards, Frederick F. Gilbert
    Wildlife Management or Animal Rights-Lessons from the Harp Seal, Whitney Tilt and Jennifer Spotila
    A Proactive Approach to Meeting the Animal Rights Challenge, Therese M. Race, Robert G. Carmichael, Walter F. Gasson and Mark J. Reef!
    Urban Deer Management Programs: A Facilitated Approach, Jay B. McAninch and Jon M. Parker

    Special Session 8. Conserving Migratory Wildlife

    Introductory Comments, David R. Klein
    Accomplishments of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Harvey K. Nelson, Robert G. Streeter and James D. McCuaig
    Geese of the Western Palearctic: Present Status and Challenges for Research and Management in the '90s, Jesper Madsen
    Conservation and Genetic Resources in Waterfowl, Olin E. Rhodes, Jr., Loren M. Smith and Michael H. Smith
    Research Requirements for Shorebird Conservation, R.l.G. Morrison
    International Approach to the Conservation of a Migratory Caribou Herd, Thomas R. McCabe and Kenneth R. Whitten
    Management of Shared Populations of Polar Bears, Ian Stirling
    Closing Remarks, Hugh Boyd

    Special Session 9. Managing Predator/Prey Populations

    Wolf Control: A Management Dilemma, W.R. Archibald, D. Janz and K. Atkinson
    Prey Management for the Florida Panther: A Unique Role for Wildlife Managers, James L. Schortemeyer, David S. Maehr, J. Walter McCown, E. Darrell Land and Philip D. Manor
    Management of Predators and Their Prey: The Alaskan Experience, Warren B. Ballard
    Managing Wolf and Ungulate Populations in an International Ecosystem, Daniel H. Pletscher, Robert R. Ream, Ray Demarchi, Wayne G. Brewster and Edward Bangs
    Deer and Coyotes: The Welder Experiments, James G. Teer, D. Lynn Drawe, Terry L. Blankenship, William F. Andelt, Robert S. Cook, John G. Kie, Frederick F. Knowlton and Marshall White
    Forty Years of Wolf Management in the Nelchina Basin, Southcentral Alaska: A Critical Review, Victor Van Ballenberghe
    Some Predictions Concerning a Wolf Recovery into Yellowstone National Park: How Wolf Recovery May Affect Park Visitors, Ungulates and Other Predators, Francis J. Singer

    Special Session 10. Forest Management for the Future

    Opening Remarks, J. Brian Nyberg
    North American Forests and Global Change, Werner A. Kurz and R. Neil Sampson
    Conservation in Temperate and Tropical Rain Forests: The Search for an Ecosystem Approach to Sustainability, Spencer B. Beebe
    Trends in Timber Demands and Supplies: Implications for Resource Management in the 21st Century, David D. Darr and Thomas J. Mills
    Use of Biodiversity Indicators for Analyzing and Managing Forest Landscapes, Barbara L. Williams and Bruce G. Marcot
    Trends in Ecosystem Management at the Stand Level, Thomas A. Spies, John Tappeiner, Jim Pojar and Dave Coates
    Silviculturists and Wildlife Habitat Managers: Competitors or Cooperators?, Don S. Eastman, Colleen Bryden, Marvin Eng, Ron Kowall, Harold Armleder, Eric Lofrother and Susan Stevenson
    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.
    New Perspectives in Alaska Forest Management, Fred B. Samson, George C. Iverson, Richard M. Strauss and John C. Capp