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Transactions of the 57th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 27 to April 1, 1992 in Charlotte, North Carolina

    Opening Session. The Past: Prologue or Prospect

    Opening Remarks, Rollin D. Sparrowe
    New Times, Old Questions, Tough Answers, Mike Hayden
    U.S. Coastal Habitat Degradation and Fishery Declines, James R. Chambers
    The Challenge of Biological Diversity: Professional Responsibilities, Capabilities and Reality, David L. Trauger and Russell J. Hall
    A Bridge to the Future: The Wildlife Diversity Funding Initiative, Herbert E. Doig
    Presentation of the 1992 Guy Bradley Award, Whitney C. Title

    Special Session 1. Wildlife Damage Management

    Bridging Traditional Barriers and Achieving Balances, John P. Weigand
    The Complexities of Implementing Wildlife Damage Management, Jack H. Berryman
    Decision Making for Wildlife Damage Management, Dennis Slate, Rick Owens, Guy Connolly and Gary Simmons
    Risk Management Concepts for Improving Wildlife Population Decisions and Public Communication Strategies, Barbara A. Knuth, Rebecca J. Stout, William F. Siemer, Daniel J. Decker and Richard C. Stedman
    Survey Use and Landowner Tolerance in Wildlife Damage Management, Scott R. Craven, Daniel J. Decker, Scott E. Hygnstrom and William F. Siemer
    Michigan Deer Crop Damage Block Permit Study, Charles M. Nelson and Tom Reis
    Factors Influencing Game Damage Complaints in Montana, Raymond J. Adkins and Lynn R. Irby
    Future Challenges of Suburban White-tailed Deer Management, Paul D. Curtis and Milo E. Richmond
    Professionalism in Wildlife Damage Management: Issues and Directions, Robert H. Schmidt, Bobby R. Acord and Donald W. Hawthorne
    Closing Comments, James E. Miller

    Special Session 2. A New Era of Conservation Information

    A Field Guide to "The New Era" in Conservation Information, Chris Madson
    Evaluating Citizen Participation: Creating Communication Partnerships that Work, Rebecca J. Stout, Daniel J. Decker and Barbara Knuth
    Responsive Management: Finding the Right Tool for the Job, Mark Damian Duda
    Reaching the New Constituency-One Agency's Approach, Larry L. Kruckenberg, Dave Lockman and Walt Gasson
    Successful Communication and Education Strategies for Wildlife Conservation, Gerri A. Pomerantz and Kathleen A. Blanchard
    Market Information: Matching Management with Constituent Demands, David H. Thorne, Edward K. Brown and Daniel J. Witter

    Special Session 3. Conservation Education: Investing in the Future

    An Evaluation of Volunteerism in Selected Conservation Education Programs, Janice Schnake Greene and Clark E. Adams
    New York's Sportfishing and Aquatic Resources Education Program: What We've Learned About Working with Volunteers, Marianne E. Krasny, Bruce E. Matthews, Karen L. Edelstein, Glenn Applebee and H. David Greene
    What Teachers Want from Agencies, Eugene Decker and Donald J. Brown
    Effects of Wildlife Cartoons on Children's Perceptions of Wildlife and Their Use of Conservation Education Material,
    Youths Communicating with Youths: The Outdoor Writers Association of America's Youth Writing Contest, Glenn L. Sapir
    Evolution of the 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program into a National Tool for Integrated Learning, Edward L. Neilson, Jr .. and Delwin E. Benson

    Special Session 4. Wetland Conservation

    Status of Wetlands Legislation in the 102nd Congress, Claudia Copeland
    Private Property and Wetland Conservation, Jack M. Payne and W. Alan Wentz
    Wetland Protection Programs: Direction and Outlook of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Major General Arthur E. Williams
    U.S. Wetland Protection Programs: Direction and Outlook of Stewardship Agencies, Peter F. Bontadelli

    Special Session 5. Biological Diversity in Wildlife Management

    Focusing Conservation of a Diverse Wildlife Resource, Fritz L. Knopf
    Genetics and Biodiversity in Wildlife Management, Michael H. Smith and Olin E. Rhodes, Jr.
    Population Processes and Biological Diversity, Michael S. Gaines, J. Foster, J. E. Diffendorfer, W. E. Sera, R. D. Holt and George R. Robinson
    Managing Genetic Diversity in Captive Breeding and Reintroduction Programs, Katherine Ralls and Jonathan D. Ballou
    Landscape Considerations for Viable Populations and Biological Diversity, Thomas E. Martin
    Temporal Scale Perspectives in Managing Biological Diversity, Peter B. Landres
    Conserving Biological Diversity in Sustainable Ecosystems, Fred B. Samson
    The International Component of Managing Biological Diversity, Mercedes S. Foster
    Faunal Mixing, Faunal Integrity and the Biopolitical Template, Fritz L. Knopf

    Special Session 6. Biological Diversity in Aquatic Management

    Opening Remarks, Jack E. Williams and Richard J. Neves
    Introducing the Elements of Biodiversity in the Aquatic Environment, Jack E. Williams and Richard J. Neves
    Ethical Considerations in Conservation Biodiversity, Edwin P. Pister
    Crimes Against Biodiversity: The Lasting Legacy of Fish Introductions, Walter R. Courtenay, Jr. and Peter B. Moyle
    Fisheries Management and Biological Diversity: Problems and Opportunities, David Wilcove, Michael Bean and Philip C. Lee
    Functional Coastal-marine Biodiversity, G. Carleton Ray and M. G. McCormick-Ray
    Maintaining Marine Biodiversity: The Missing Link in Global Ecosystem Management, Albert M. Manville II
    An Ecosystem Approach to Conservation and Management of Freshwater Habitat for Anadromous Salmonids in the Pacific Northwest, Gordon H. Reeves and James R. Sedell
    Bring Back the Natives: A New Strategy for Restoring Aquatic Biodiversity on Public Lands, Cindy Deacon Williams and Jack E. Williams
    Protecting the Biodiversity of Riverine and Riparian Ecosystems: The National River Public Land Policy Development Project, Thomas C. Dewberry

    Special Session 7. The Potential and Promise of Wildlife Disease Study and Control

    Wildlife Health: When to Intervene, Paul L. Barrows
    Oral Rabies Vaccination: Development of a Recombinant Virus Vaccine, Charles E. Rupprecht, C. A. Hanlon, H. Koprowski and A. N. Hamir
    Brucellosis, Wildlife and Conflicts in the Greater Yellowstone Area, E. Tom Thorne and James D. Herriges, Jr.
    Relocation of Wildlife: Identifying and Evaluating Disease Risks, William R. Davidson and Victor F. Nettles
    Overcoming Disease Problems in the Black-footed Ferret Recovery Program, Elizabeth S. Williams, E. Tom Thorne, Don Kwaitkowski and Robert Oakleaf
    Influence of Disease on a Population Model of Mid-continent Mallards, Michael D. Samuel
    History and Progress in the Study of Hemorrhagic Disease of 1Deer, Victor F. Nettles and David E. Stalknecht
    Environmental Influences on Major Waterfowl Diseases, Milton Friend
    Toxicity of Bismuth Shot Compared with Lead and Steel Shot in Game-farm Mallards, Glen C. Sanderson, Susanne G. Wood and Jeffrey D. Brawn

    Special Session 8. The Dilemma of the National Wildlife Refuge System

    Opening Remarks, William Ashe
    Refuges 2003-A Plan for the Future, Robert Schallenberger
    Water Rights for Wildlife: The Challenge Facing Western Wildlife Refuges, Robert K. Oser
    The Water Crisis in the Western Refuge System: An Environmental Response, David L. Harrison
    Refuge Management and Biological Diversity: A Refuge Manager's Perspective, Jim Clark
    Biological Diversity and the Refuge System: Beyond the Endangered Species Act in Fish and Wildlife Management, Michael J. Bean
    Managing Refuges for Waterfowl Purposes and Biological Diversity: Can Both Be Achieved?, W. Alan Wentz and Frederic A. Reid
    Alternatives to Hunting, John Grandy, Susan Hagood and Kirsten Berger
    The Manager's Tool Kit: Alternatives for Reducing Unhealthy Wildlife Concentrations on National Wildlife Refuges, Joseph P. Mazzoni and Jim Clark
    The Efficiency of Public Hunting in Maintaining Balanced Wildlife Populations on Refuges, William A. Molini
    Bold Actions in Refuge System Law to Maintain Compatibility, Pamela Pride Eaton and James R. Waltman
    Biological Farming: An Effective Program for Wildlife Agriculture, George E. Gage
    Grazing on National Wildlife Refuges: Do the Needs Outweigh the Problems?, Ronald E. Kirby, James K. Ringelman, David R. Anderson and Richard S. Sojda

    Special Session 9. Endangered Species: Conservation or Accommodation

    Accommodations With Socio-economic Factors Under the Endangered Species Act-More Than Meets the Eye, Jack Ward Thomas and Jared Verner
    The Endangered Species Act: Prospects for Reauthorization in l 992, William Robert Irvin
    Conservation on a Grand Scale, Peter W. Stangel and Amos S. Eno
    Impacts on Private Forestry of Conservation Strategies for Threatened and Endangered Species, Larry L. Irwin and T. Bently Wigley
    Endangered Species Protection through Local Land-use Regulations, Lisa Britt Dodd
    Protection of Threatened and Endangered Species and Their Habitats by State Regulations: The Massachusetts Initiative, Curtice R. Griffin and Thomas W. French
    Economic Values of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife: A Case Study of Coastal Nongame Wildlife, John C. Whitehead
    Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and Hydric Slash Pine Flatwoods, James W. Beever III and Kimberly A. Dryden

    Special Symposium. Wildlife and American Wildlife History: Insights from the Past

    Gazing Across the Gulf: Environmental History and American Wildlife, Dan L. Flores and Eric G. Bolen
    Outlaw Gunners and Hunting Law in the English Colonial South, Timothy Silver
    Poachers, Conservationists and Ecosystems: Local Struggles Over American Wildlife, Louis S. Warren
    Searching for the Roots of the Conservation Movement: Fish Protection in New England 1865-1900, Richard W. Judd
    Wildlife and Irrigation Systems Along the Snake River, Idaho, Mark Fiege
    The Evolution of American Wildlife Policy, Thomas R. Dunlop
    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.