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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.