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Transactions of the 59th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 18 to 23, 1994 in Anchorage, Alaska

    Contents

    Opening Session. Northern Lights and Northern Exposures

    Opening Statement, Rollin D. Sparrowe

    Alaska's Unique Conservation Role, Walter J. Hickel

    Interior's International Agenda, Mollie Beattie

    Building a Better Moosetrap? Investigating Biodiversity in Alaska, Thomas R. McCabe and Larry F. Pank

    1993 National 4-H Wildlife and Fisheries Recognition Awards, Mollie Beattie

    Guy Bradley Award, Mollie Beattie

    Special Session 1. Conserving International Resources of the North Pacific Rim

    The Status of Sea Ducks in the North Pacific Rim: Toward Their Conservation and Management, R. Jan Goudie, Solange Brault, Bruce Conant, Alexander V. Kondratyev, Margaret R. Petersen and Kees Vermeer

    Management of Pacific Brant: Population Structure and Conservation Issues, James S. Sedinger, David H. Ward, R. Michael Anthony, Dirk V. Derksen, Calvin J. Lensink, Karen S. Bollinger and Neil K. Dawe

    Conservation of North Pacific Shorebirds, Robert E. Gill, Jr., Robert W. Butler, Pavel S. Tomkovich, Taej Mundkur and Colleen M. Handel

    Population Models as Tools for Research Cooperation and Management: The Wrangel Island Snow Geese, Solange Brault, Sean Boyd, Fred Cooke and John Takekawa

    Genetic Diversity in Arctic-nesting Geese: Implications for Management and Conservation, Craig R. Ely and Kim T. Scribner

    Habitat Considerations for Polar Bears in the North Pacific Rim, Gerald W. Garner, Steven C. Amstrup, Ian Stirling and Stanislav E. Belikov

    A Seabird Monitoring Program for the North Pacific, Scott A. Hatch, Gary W. Kaiser, Alexander Ya. Kondratyev and G. Vernon Byrd

    Restoration of Lesser Snow Geese to East Asia: A North Pacific Rim Conservation Project, John Y. Takekawa, Dennis L. Orthmeyer, Masayuki Kurechi, Yutaka Sabano, Evgeny V. Syroechkovsky, Konstantine E. Litvin, Vasily V. Baranyuk and Alexander V. Andreev

    Special Session 2. Wildlife Population Estimation

    Introductory Comments, David L. Otis

    The Principles and Practice of Large-scale Wildlife Surveys, Stephen T. Buckland

    Designing Large-scale Surveys of Wildlife Abundance and Diversity Using Statistical Sampling Principles, Michael J. Conroy and David R. Smith

    Horvitz-Thompson Survey Sample Methods for Estimating Large-scale Animal Abundance, Michael D. Samuel and Edward O. Garton

    Challenges in the Estimation of Population Size for Polar Bears in Western Alaska, Gerald W. Garner, Lyman L. McDonald and Douglas S. Robson

    Adapting New Techniques to Population Management: Wyoming's Pronghorn Experience, Richard J. Guenzel

    Detecting Pacific Walrus Population Trends with Aerial Surveys: A Review, Susan Hills and James R. Gilbert

    Parameters for Monitoring Small Mammal Populations, Kenneth R. Wilson and Lee E. O'Brien

    Detecting Differences in Wildlife Populations Across Time and Space, Eric Rexstad

    Special Session 3. The Role of Hatcheries and Genetics in Fisheries Management

    The Texas Fish Hatchery Experience: An Evolutionary Process, Rudolph A. Rosen, Phillip P. Durocher and Cecil E. McCarty

    The Role of Fish Hatcheries in the Sport Fisheries of the State of Alaska, Larry Peltz

    Studies of Alaska's Wild Salmon Stocks: Some Insights for Hatchery Supplementation, Leslie Holland-Bartels, Carl Burger and Steven Klein

    Stocked Chinook and Coho Salmon Urban Fisheries in Anchorage, Alaska, Andy Hoffman and Kelly Hepler

    Culture and Performance of Triploid Rainbow Trout in Alaska, Irvin R. Brock, Patricia A. Hansen, Douglas N. McBride and Alan C. Havens

    Introduction of Saugeye to Control Overcrowded Crappie Populations, Greg L. Summers, Jeff Boxrucker and Don Gabe/house

    Reservoirs as Landscapes: Implications for Fish Stocking Programs, Richard L. Noble, James R. Jackson, Elise R. Irwin, Jeff M. Phillips and Timothy N. Churchill

    Special Session 4. Integrating Game and Nongame Management

    Blurred Distinctions, William O. Vogel

    Influences of Waterfowl Management on Nongame Birds: The North Dakota Experience, Douglas H. Johnson, Randy L. Kreil, Gordon B. Berkey, Richard D. Crawford, David O. Lambeth and Steven F. Galipeau

    Reclaiming Minelands to Benefit Wildlife, Stanley H. Anderson, Mark McKinstry and Kevin Shelly

    Integrated Grassland Bird Habitat Restoration in Wisconsin Using GIS Habitat Modeling, Ronald C. Gatti, David W. Sample, Ellen J. Barth, Alan Crossley, Steven W. Miller and Todd L. Peterson

    Removal of Introduced Foxes: A Case Study in Restoration of Native Nongame Birds, G. Vernon Byrd, John L. Trapp and C. Fred Zeillemaker

    Passerine Abundance and Productivity Indices in Grasslands Managed for Waterfowl Nesting Cover, Mitschka J. Hartley

    Conservation Reserve Program: Benefit for Grassland Birds in the Northern Plains, Ronald E. Reynolds, Terry L. Shaffer, John R. Sauer and Bruce G. Peterjohn

    Conservation of Nongame Birds and Waterfowl: Conflict or Complement?, I. J. Ball, Thomas E. Martin and James K. Ringelman

    Managing Habitats to Avoid Game and Nongame Conflicts, Michael W. Tome, Douglas Helmers and Lawrence J. Niles

    Managing Brown Bears as Both Game and Nongame: Past Experience and Future Prospects, Kimberly Titus, John N. Trent, John H. Westlund, Larry D. Aumiller and Marilyn Sigman

    Closing Remarks: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts, John L. Trapp

    Special Session 5. Biological Diversity and Sustainable Ecological Systems

    Biological Diversity and Sustainable Ecological Systems: Bringing Diverse Goals Together for Conservation, Tom L. Darden

    A Framework to Conserve Biological Diversity through Sustainable Land Management, Fred B. Samson and Fritz L. Knopf

    Proactive Strategies for Conserving Biological Diversity: An Unprecedented Opportunity in Alaska, John W. Schoen and Edward W. West

    Red-cockaded Woodpecker Recovery: An Ecological Approach to Managing Biological Diversity, Dennis L. Krusac and Joseph M. Dabney

    Establishing Riparian Habitat Linkages in the Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington, Louis D. Jurs and Cathy l. Harris

    Insect Biological Weed Control: An Important and Underutilized Management Tool for Maintaining Native Plant Communities Threatened by Exotic Plant Introductions, Richard Malecki and Bernd Blossey

    Managing for Biodiversity in a "Special Interest" World, Rudolph A. Rosen

    Special Session 6. North American Gamebirds: Developing a Management and Research Agenda for the 21st Century

    Introductory Remarks: Do We Need a National Upland Gamebird Plan?, Leonard A. Brennan

    Gamebird Research in North America and Europe: The Way Forward, a Critique and a Plea, G. R. (Dick) Potts and Peter A. Robertson

    North American Grouse Research and Management: A Finnish Perspective, Harto linden

    North American Grouse: Issues and Strategies for the 21st Century, Clait E. Braun, Kathy Martin, Thomas E. Remington and Jessica R. Young

    Population Status and Trends of Grouse and Prairie-chickens from the North American Breeding Bird Survey and Christmas Bird Count, John R. Sauer, Sandra Orsillo and Bruce C. Peterjohn

    Trends in Yukon Upland Gamebird Populations from Long-term Harvest Analysis, D. H. Mossop

    Status of Mexican Quail, John P. Carroll, William P. Kuvlesky, Jr., Sally A. Gall and Florentino Garza Salazar

    Effects of Harvest on Population Dynamics of Upland Gamebirds: Are Bobwhite the Model?, Loren W. Burger, Jr., Eric W. Kurzejeski, Larry D. Vangilder, Thomas V. Dailey and John H. Schulz

    Experimental Designs for Assessing Impacts of Predators on Gamebird Populations, Bruce D. Leopold and George A. Hurst

    The Role of Non-governmental Organizations in Gamebird Conservation, Kevin E. Church, John W. Connelly and Jody W. Enck

    North American Upland Gamebird Management at Crossroads: Which Road Will We Take?, R. J. Gutierrez

    Special Session 7. Proactive Prescriptions for Wildlife Management in a New Era

    Changing Agencies, Changing Expectations: How the Public Sees It, Mark J. Reef! and Sally Angus

    Prospectives of Traditional Constituents on Changing Resource Management Agencies, Michael E. Berger

    Differentiating among Wildlife-related Attitudinal Groups in Alaska, SuzAnne M. Miller, Rick Sinnott and Daniel W. McCollum

    Leading from Behind to Solve Natural Resource Controversies, Larry Nelson

    Special Session 8. Panel: Strategies for Conservation of Biodiversity on the National Wildlife Refuge System

    Opening Remarks - Conservation of Biological Diversity for the National Wildlife Refuge System: Challenges and Issues, Curtice R. Griffin

    Changing the Way We Look at the Land, Robert J. Shallenberger, Mary Anne Young and Nancy J. Roeper

    A Regional Perspective for Conserving Biological Diversity in the National Wildlife Refuge System, James R. Waltman and Robert Van Brunt

    National Wildlife Refuges: Contributing to the Conservation of America's Biodiversity, Richard S. Rodgers and Ginger Merchant

    Intensive Wetland Management: A Key to Biodiversity, Leigh H. Fredrickson and Murray K. Laubhan

    The Application of Gap Analysis to Decision Making in the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System, Gary E. Mach/is, J. Michael Scott, Deborah J. Forester and Christopher B. Cogan

    Partners for Natural Resource Conservation: A Strategy Addressing Natural Resource Issues through Partnerships, Steven P. Thompson, Tim Taylor, Jim Clark, Steve Forsythe, Stella Griffin, David Haukos, Stuart Leon and Kathy Milne

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    Special Session 9. Outdoor Ethics and Recruitment

    Into the Quagmire of Outdoor Ethics, Christine L. Thomas

    Ethics and Subsistence, John W. Coady and Benjamin P. Nageak

    Setting an Agenda for Outdoor Ethics Education, Bruce E. Matthews and Cheryl K. Riley

    Perception and Reality: Outdoor Ethics in the Public Eye, Laury Marshall

    Who Is the Ethical Sportsperson of Today and Tomorrow?, Ann Sessler Causey

    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.

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