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Transactions of the 58th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 19 to 24, 1993 in Washington, D.C.

    Opening Session. Conservation Imperatives

    Opening Remarks, Rollin D. Sparrowe
    Restoring Conservation Leadership at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mike Espy
    Marine Fisheries: Our National Resource, Our National Responsibility, Nancy Foster
    The Myth of Nature's Constancy-Preservation, Protection and Ecosystem Management, Richard M. DeGraaf and William H. Healy
    1992 National 4-H Wildlife and Fisheries Recognition Awards
    The 1993 Guy Bradley Award

    Special Session 1. Ecology and Wildlife Management of Urban Habitats

    Predicting the Distribution of Breeding Forest Birds in a Fragmented Landscape, Deanna K. Dawson, Lonnie J. Darr and Chandler S. Robbins
    Reaction of Wild Bird Populations to a Supplemental Food Source, Aelred D. Geis and Loura N. Pomeroy
    Effects of Development on Nesting Bald Eagles: Case Studies from Chesapeake Bay, Glenn D. Therres, Mitchell A. Byrd and Dana S. Bradshaw
    Ecology of Urban White-winged Doves, LeAnn M. West, Loren M. Smith, R. Scott Lutz and Ronnie R. George
    Nest-site Selection and Reproductive Biology of Roof- and Island-nesting Herring Gulls, Jerrold L. Be/ant
    Exotic Species in Urban Environments: Lessons from New England's Mute Swans, Michael R. Conover and Donald E. Mcivor
    Desert Mule Deer Use of an Urban Environment, Elizabeth S. Bellantoni, Paul R. Krausman and William W. Shaw
    Selecting Deer Management Options in a Suburban Environment: A Case Study from Rochester, New York, Paul D. Curtis, Rebecca J. Stout, Barbara A. Knuth, Lawrence A. Myers and Theresa M. Rockwell
    Testing the Accuracy of an HSI Model in an Urban County, Eve C. Fitzgerald and Charles H. Nilan

    Special Session 2. Human Overpopulation: The Unblamed Factor

    Of Mice and Men: Population and Consumption Trends in a Rapidly Changing World, Barbara Boyle Torrey
    Human Population and Wildlife: A Central American Focus, Christopher Vaughan
    San Francisco Bay-An Urban/Wildlife Shuffle, Richard A. Coleman
    Population Growth, Poverty and Wildlife in the Rio Grande Valley, Rose M. Farmer
    Dealing with Growth: Protecting Virginia's Back Bay, Anthony D. Leger
    A Challenge: Saving the Everglades from Us and for Us, James D. Webb
    Managing Human Population Impacts on Wildlife in a Rapidly Urbanizing Area: A Case Study of the City of Carlsbad, California, Donald L Rideout

    Special Session 3. Marketing Natural Resource Programs

    Market Research that Really Counts, Daniel J. Witter and Clark E. Adams
    Marketing Wildlife to a New Constituency, George D. Lapointe and Therese Race Thompson
    Marketing? Welcome to the USA, Wildlifer!: A Success Story, Thomas B. Segerstrom and William D. Helprin, Jr.
    Becoming an Outdoors-woman: Concept and Marketing, Christine L. Thomas and Tammy A. Peterson
    Marketing through Interpretation: Matching Agency Goals with Constituent Desires, Virginia K. Wallace

    Special Session 4. Strategies for Improving Fish and Wildlife Agency Effectiveness

    Sharing Success: The Rationale for Management Effectiveness Research, Larry A. Nielsen
    Characteristics and Strategies of Effective State Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Steve L. McMullin
    Building Natural Resource Management Plans in Minnesota through Public Involvement, Larry R. Nelson, Paul J. Wingate, John C. Skrypek and Roger M. Holmes
    Paying Attention to Internal and External Publics in Idaho, Kenneth D. Norrie
    Comprehensive Management through Teamwork in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Walt Gasson and Joe White
    Communication Strategies to Improve Conservation in Missouri, Daniel J. Witter, Edward K. Brown, David H. Thorne and Daniel T. Zekor
    Managing for the Future in Wisconsin through Strategic Thinking, Customer Focus and Employee Training, Bruce B. Braun
    Values, Mission and Vision: A Recipe for Success in the Twenty-first Century, Gerald A. Barnhart, Robert Henshaw and John Proud
    "A Symbiotic Relationship," Team Building and the Heritage Program, Duane Shroufe
    Paying Attention to Politics Pays Off in South Carolina, Larry D. Cartee
    Florida's Environmental Law Enforcement Program, Robert M. Brantly, James D. McElveen and D. R. Hopkins
    Implementing Management Effectiveness Strategies, Spencer R. Amend

    Special Session 5. Watershed Use and Fish Populations

    Effects of Coastal Pollution on Living Marine Resources, Usha Varanasi, Bruce B. McCain, John E. Stein and Sin-Lam Chan
    Freshwater Flow Diversion and Its Implications for Coastal Zone Ecosystems, Michael Rozengurt and Irwin Haydock
    Managing Watersheds for Fisheries and Wildlife: An Integrated Approach to Natural Resource Management, Todd L. Peterson, Larry E. Clagget and James T. Addis
    National Marine Fisheries Service Budget Outlook for FY 1994, Joel Kaplan
    National Policy to Protect Coastal Fish Habitats, Ken Hinman

    Special Session 6. Wetland Management for Shorebirds and Other Species

    Integrated Wetland Management: Concepts and Opportunities, Murray K. Laubhan and Leigh H. Fredrickson
    Enhancing the Management of Wetlands for Migrant Shorebirds, Douglas L. Helmers
    Managing Wetlands for Waterbirds, Frederic A. Reid
    Managing Wetlands for Biodiversity: An Audubon Approach, Steven J. Parcells and Frank M. Dunstan
    North American Waterfowl Management Plan: Shorebird Benefits?, Robert G. Streeter, Michael W. Tome and David K. Weaver
    Wetland Management for Shorebirds and other Species-Experiences on the Canadian Prairies, H. Loney Dickson and Gerald McKeating

    Special Session 7. The North-South Connection: Neotropical Migratory Birds

    Conservation Problems of Neotropical Migrant Land Birds, Scott K. Robinson
    Partners in Flight Species Prioritization Scheme-Why Do We Need a Priority Scheme and How is one Implemented for Neotropical Migrants and their Habitats, William C. Hunter, David N. Pashley, Michael F. Carter and Keith Barker
    A Regional Study of Coastal Migratory Stopover Habitat for Neotropical Migrant Songbirds: Land Management Implications, James M. McCann, Sarah E. Mabey, Lawrence J. Niles, Charles Bartlett and Paul Kerlinger
    The National Wildlife Refuge System's Role in Conservation of Neotropical Migratory Birds, Jim Clark
    Integrating Neotropical Migratory Birds into Forest Service Plans for Ecosystem Management, Deborah M. Finch, William M. Block, Reg A. Fletcher and Leon F. Fager
    Integrating the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Program with Traditional Wildlife Management: A State Perspective, Dana S. Bradshaw
    Partners in Flight: The Challenge of Cooperation, Peter W. Stangel
    The Private Sector and Partners in Flight, James M. Sweeney and T. Bently Wigley
    Birding Economics as a Tool for Conserving Neotropical Migrants, Paul Kerlinger

    Special Session 8. Implications of Wildlife Ranching

    Conservation Challenges Concerning Wildlife Farming and Ranching in North America, William M. Samuel and Stephen Demarais
    Overview of Wildlife Farming and Ranching in North America, James G. Teer, Lyle A. Renecker and Robert J. Hudson
    Captive Cervids as Potential Sources of Disease for North America's Wild Cervid Populations: Avenues, Implications and Preventive Management, Michael W. Miller and E. Tom Thorne
    Interspecific Competition between Four Exotic Species and Native Artiodactyls in the United States, George A. Feldhamer and William E. Armstrong
    Genetic Tests and Game Ranching: No Simple Solutions, Peter A. Dratch
    Agency Perspectives on Private Ownership of Wildlife in the United States and Canada, Chris Wheaton, Margo Pybus and Kevin Blakely
    Wildlife Management Agency Concerns about Captive Wildlife: The Colorado Experience, Rick Kahn

    Special Session 9. Adaptive Resource Management: Policy as Hypothesis, Management by Experiment

    Opening Comments: Slaying Slippery Shibboleths, Richard A. Lancia, Thomas D. Nudds and Michael L Morrison
    The Use of Models in Natural Resource Management: Prediction, Not Prescription, Michael J. Conroy
    Population Viability Analysis: Adaptive Management for Threatened and Endangered Species, Mark S. Boyce
    Serial Management Experiments: An Adaptive Approach to Reduce Recreational Impacts on Wildlife, Kevin J. Gutzwiller
    Answering Basic Questions to Address Management Needs: Case Studies of Wood Duck Nest Box Programs, Brad Semel and Paul W. Sherman
    Restoring Upland Habitats in the Canadian Prairies: Lost Opportunity or Management by Design, Robert G. Clark and Antony W. Diamond
    Developing an Adaptive Management Strategy for Harvesting Waterfowl in North America, Fred A. Johnson, Byron K. Williams, James D. Nichols, James E. Hines, William L. Kendall, Graham W. Smith and David F. Caithamer
    Adaptive Management, Adaptive Science and the Effects of Forest Fragmentation on Boreal Birds in Northern Alberta, Fiona K. A. Schmiege/ow and Susan J. Hannon
    Experimental Evaluation of Forest Management: The Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project, Eric W. Kurzejeski, Richard L. Clawson, Rochell B. Renken, Steven L. Sheriff, Larry D. Vangilder, Carl Hauser and John Faaborg
    Initial Experiences with Adaptive Resource Management for Determining Appropriate Antlerless Elk Harvest Rates in Idaho, Michael W. Gratson, James W. Unsworth, Pete Zager and Lonn Kuck
    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.