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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.