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Transactions of the 61st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 22 to 27, 1996 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Opening Session. Reinventing Conservation

    Opening Statement, Rollin D. Sparrowe
    The Environmental Agenda, The Honorable John H. Chafee
    Current Issues in Natural Resource Policy, Peter D. Coppelman
    1995 National 4-H Wildlife and Fisheries Recognition Awards
    Guy Bradley Award, Whitney Tilt

    Special Session 1. Issues and Problems in Predation Management to Enhance Avian Recruitment

    Introductory Remarks, Terry A. Messmer
    Prairie Duck Populations and Predation Management, Raymond J. Greenwood and Marsha A. Sovada
    Environmental Perturbations and Rates of Nest Predation in Birds, TE. Martin, IJ. Ball and J. Tewksbury
    Effects of Predation on Migratory Shorebird Recruitment, Douglas L. Helmers and Cheri L. Gratto-Trevor
    Predation and Galliforme Recruitment: An Old Issue Revisited, George A. Hurst, L. Wes Burger and Bruce D. Leopold
    Impacts of Predation on Passerine Post-fledging Success, Kimberly A. Sullivan and James J. Roper
    Using Landscape Information Approaches to Increase Duck Recruitment in the Prairie Pothole Region, Ronald E. Reynolds, Danny R. Cohan and Michael A. Johnson
    Effects of Mammalian Predator Removal on Waterfowl and Non-game Birds in North Dakota, Pamela R. Garrettson, Frank C. Rohwer, John M. Zimmer, Ben J. Mense and Nancy Dion
    Predator Management to Protect Endangered Avian Species, Gary W Witmer, Janet L. Bucknall, Thomas H. Fritts and David G. Moreno
    Managing Habitat to Enhance Avian Recruitment, I.J. Ball
    Altering Predator Foraging Behavior to Reduce Predation of Ground-nesting Birds, Robert G. Clark, Karla L. Guyn, Robert C. Penner and Brad Semel

    Special Session 2. Conservation Potpourri

    Characteristics of Eastern South Dakota Wetland Basins and Implications of Changes in Jurisdictional Wetland Definitions, Rex R. Johnson, David E. Naugle, Michael E. Estey and Kenneth F. Higgins
    Minimizing Controversy in Wildlife and Livestock Grazing Management, James E. Knight
    A Quarter Century of American Falconry Regulation: An Example of Management/User Cooperation, S. Kent Carnie and Ralph R. Rogers
    Illinois Fur Hunting and Trapping Project: A Case Study in Facing Reality, Mark Damian Duda and David J. Case
    "Wildlife is About as Exciting as Recycling" and Other Viewpoints from the "Uncommitted Public", Therese R. Thompson and George D. Lapointe
    Diversity: Maintenance 1ips for a Double-edged Sword, Sally F. Angus
    Beyond Rhetoric: Facing the New Realities in Fish and Wildlife Agency Management, Spencer R. Amend and Walt Gasson

    Special Session 3. Prescribed Fire and Its Effects on Wildlife Habitat and Populations

    Introductory Remarks, Champe B. Green and Ronald E. Masters
    Monitoring the Long-term Effects of Prescribed Burning on Non-game Wildlife in a Grassland Ecosystem in Central British Columbia, Trudy Chatwin and Ruth van den Driessche
    Restoring Cross Timbers Ecosystems with Fire, David M. Engle, Terrence G. Bidwell and Ronald E. Masters
    Influence on Birds of Dormant Versus Lightning-season Prescribed Fire in Longleaf Pine Forests: Experimental Design and Preliminary Results, R.T. Engstrom, D.B. McNair, LA. Brennan, C.L. Hardy and L.W Burger
    Using Fire and Bison to Restore a Functional Tallgrass Prairie Landscape, Robert G. Hamilton
    Enhancing Oak Regeneration with Fire in Shelterwood Stands: Preliminary Trials, Patrick D. Keyser. Patrick Brose, David Van Lear and Kent M. Burtner
    Effects of Prescribed Burning on Black-capped Vireo Habitat and Territory Establishment, Kevin G. O'Neal, John T. Baccus, William E. Armstrong and Donnie E. Harmel
    Effects of Prescribed Burning on Wild Turkeys, William E. Palmer, K. David Godwin, George A. Hurst and Darren A. Miller
    Responses of Avian Populations and Vegetation to Prescribed Burning in Pine Forests of the Arkansas Ozarks, Amy L. Sa/veter, Douglas A. James and Kimberly G. Smith
    Fire Seasonality Effects on Vegetation in Mixed-, Tall and Southeastern Pine Grassland Communities: A Review, Jeffrey C. Sparks and Ronald E. Masters
    Closing Remarks, Champe B. Green

    Special Session 4. Social and Economic Benefits of Investments in Fish and Wildlife Management

    Implications of Economic Information for Natural Resource Managers: An Alaskan Case Study, Daniel W. McCollum, SuzAnne M. Miller, Philip Janik and Kimberly Titus
    Sustaining Wildlife Values on Private Lands: A Survey of State Programs for Wildlife Management on Private Lands in California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington, KaushArha
    Investments in Wildlife Enhancement through Widespread Implementation of Sustainable Agriculture for Social and Economic Benefits, J. Theodore Morris, Peter T. Bromley, John R. Anderson, Jr., Robert C. Abt and William E. Palmer
    Sustaining Wildlife Values in the Public Sector: An Overview of State and Federal Management Issues, Mark Damian Duda and Kira C. Young
    Economics of Wolf Recovery in Yellowstone National Park, John W. Duffield and Chris J. Neher
    Economics of Endangered Species: Bald Eagles on the Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural Area, Washington, Cindy Sorg Swanson
    The Role of Elk Conservation in Sustainable Development: Past, Present and Future on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, Thomas R. Baumeister. Hal Salwasser and Ashley L. Preston

    Special Session 5. Recruiting, Retaining and Training Consumptive Users of Fish and Wildlife

    Facing Realities in Recruiting, Retaining and Training Consumptive Fish and Wildlife Users, Shari L. Dann and R. Ben Peyton
    Factors Related to Hunting and Fishing Participation in the United States, Mark Damian Duda, Steven J. Bissell and Kira C. Young
    Desertion in the Ranks: Recruitment and Retention of Sportsmen, Jean C. Mangun, Dale A. Hall and Joseph T. O'Leary
    Status of Hunter Education in the United States and Canada, Robert L. Byrne, Gary J. Taylor, Phil T. Seng and Kira C. Young
    Retaining Likely Dropouts from Hunting: New York's Apprentice Hunter Program, Jody W. Enck, George F. Mattfeld and Daniel J. Decker
    Adoption of Home Study Hunter Education to Enhance Learning, Delwin E. Benson and Lawrence J. Hilaire
    Training and Retaining Women in Traditional Fish- and Wildlife-based Recreation, Christine L. Thomas and Diane Humphrey Lueck
    Overcoming Constraints to Women's Participation in Consumptive Uses of Fish and Wildlife, Nancy A. Connelly, Daniel J. Decker and Rebecca J. Stout
    Systematic Strategies for Recruiting, Training and Retaining Hunters and Anglers, James R. Wentz
    Wisconsin Student Hunter Project, Scott R. Craven, Donald H. Rusch and Carl A. Batha
    Recruiting, Training and Retaining Hunters and Anglers: Challenging the Natural Resources Education Community, Bruce E. Matthews

    Special Session 6. The Link Between Long-term Research and Management

    Linking Long-term Research and Management, Paul R. Krausman and Eric G. Bolen
    Long-term Research on the White-tailed Deer/Conifer Thermal Cover Relationship: Aligning Expectations with Reality, Glenn D. De/Giudice and Michael R. Riggs
    Effects of Research on Sage Grouse Management, Clait E. Braun and Thomas D.l. Beck
    Research Contributions to Management of Canada Geese in the Mississippi Flyway, Donald H. Rusch, F. Dale Caswell, Murray M. Gillespie and James O. Leafloor
    Research and Effective Management of Neotropical Migrant Birds, John H. Rappole and Richard M. DeGraaf
    Linking Research and Management Conceptual Designs and Case Studies, Michael L. Morrison, William M. Block, Linnea S. Hall. Laurel L. Christoferson and John A. Martin
    Long- Versus Short-term Research and Effective Management: A Case Study Using the Wild Turkey, Bruce D. Leopold, George A. Hurst and Darren A. Miller
    The Precautionary Principle, Weakening the Link Between Long-term Research and Management, William I. Morrill
    Linking Temporal with Spatial Scales in Wildlife Research, J.A. Bissonette
    Managing Research as an Investment, Bruce P. Van Haveren

    Special Session 7. Issues and Ecological Dimensions of "Forest Health"

    Forest Health and Biological Resources: Making the Connection, R. Neil Sampson
    Restoration of Forest Ecosystem Health: Western Long-needled Pines, W Wallace Covington and R. Neil Sampson
    Forest Health and Spotted Owls in the Eastern Cascades of Washington, James G. MacCracken, Blake S. Rowe and Wade C. Boyd

    Special Session 8. Commissions, Compacts and Councils: Strengthening State-based Institutions

    North American Waterfowl Management Program: State Action to Protect Migratory Resources, Gary T. Myers, Bettina Sparrowe and Ross Melinchuk
    MICRA-From Dream to Reality, Jerry L. Rasmuss en
    Developing the Tools of Cooperative Interjurisdictional ProgramsThe Experience of Statistics and Fisheries-independent Data Gathering in Southeastern Marine Fisheries, Larry B. Simpson and David M. Donaldson
    Cooperative State Action to Address Research Needs - The Experience of the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Victor F. Nettles and William R. Davidson
    Cooperative Fish Therapeutic Funding Initiative: States in Partnership with Federal Agencies to Ensure the Future of Public Fish Culture, Rosalie Arlene Schnick
    State Action to Conserve Endangered Species: Bull Trout Restoration in Montana, Gregory T.M. Schildwachter
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