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Transactions of the 62nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 14 to 18, 1997 in Washington, D.C.

    Opening Session. Cooperating to Maintain Our Resource Heritage

    Opening Statement, Rollin D. Sparrowe
    USDA's Land-management Role, USDA Secretary Dan Glickman
    Canadian Perspectives on Wildlife Management-New Directions, Lynda Maltby
    Knowledge and Passion: The Keys to Resource Management, Mark Van Putten
    Surveying the Road Ahead for Extension, Catherine E. Woteki
    Devolution of the Public's Lands: Trading a Birthright for Pottage, Jack Ward Thomas
    1996 National 4-H Wildlife and Fisheries Volunteer Leader Recognition Awards
    Guy Bradley Award, Whitney Tilt

    Special Session 1. Extension Outreach: A Link to Resource Sustainability on Private Lands

    Opening Remarks, Robert L. Ruff
    Extension's Role in Achieving Hunter, Landowner and Wildlife Agency Objectives Through Utah's Big Game Posted Hunting Unit Program, Terry A. Messmer and Charles E. Dixon
    Wildlife in the Classroom: An Overview of Texas 4-H Wildlife School Enrichment Programs, Billy J Higginbotham
    The Impact of Changing Demographics on Wildlife and Fisheries Extension and Outreach, Robert D. Brown
    Reaching Nontraditional Extension Audiences Using Distance Education: Introduction to Wildlife Conservation, A Case Study, Kim K. Ragland-Gray and Tom G. Barnes
    Private Lands Management: Adapting a Premier Woodland Cooperator Program to Restore and Manage Wetlands, Darrel F. Covell, Robert L. Ruff and Scott R. Craven
    Attitudes and Human Dimensions in Forest Ecosystem Management, Deborah T. Yarrow and David C. Guynn, Jr.
    Coastal and Great Lakes Sustainability Partnership Efforts by the National Sea Grant College Program, .Michael S. Spranger, Paul D. Coreil, Shirley J. Fiske, Virginia Lee, Brian K. .Miller and James A-Jurray
    The Fish and Wildlife Service/Extension Connection: A Partnership in Action, Duncan MacDonald
    Closing Remarks: Extension Education at the Crossroads, James E. .Miller

    Special Session 2. Seeking Consensus in Resource Management

    Introductory Remarks: Seeking Consensus on Resource Management, Gail Bingham
    Research as a Route to Consensus? Feral Ungulate Control in Hawaii, Lynn A. Maguire, Peter Jenkins and Graham Nugent
    Miracle in Montana: Managing Conflicts Over Private Lands and Public Wildlife Issues, Dwight E. Guynn
    Finding Consensus Amidst Controversy: Establishing Forest Management Standards, Tammara Van Ryn

    Special Session 3. Connecting Leadership to On-the-Ground Resource Management

    Connecting Leadership to On-the-ground Resource Management, Larry R. Nelson
    Beyond Command and Control, Robert L. Hays
    Connecting Agency Leadership to Natural Resources Management On the Ground: The View from Below, Jeffrey K. A.ii/er, Randy Marki and Dennis Simon
    Good Management and Benign Neglect, Ralph O. Morgenweck
    Bridging the Central/Field Office Gap Under the Ace Basin Project, John E. Frampton
    Partnerships in Practice: The Fine Line Between Success and Failure, Gary L. Sullivan
    Traditional Knowledge-Don't Leave the Future Without It, John C. Capp and Carol Jorgensen
    Beyond Conservation Rhetoric: Bridging the Gap Between Science, Policy, Planning and Getting the Job Done On the Ground, Kent A. Smith and Sara Vickerman

    Special Session 4. The Changing Face of Eastern Forests

    Opening Statement, James R. Woehr
    Today's Eastern Forests: What Have 350 Years of European Settlement Wrought?, William H Mc Williams, Gordon C. Reese, Roger C. Conner, Victor A. Rudis and Thomas L. Schmidt
    Wildlife, Values and the Eastern Forest, Thomas A. More, J. Morgan Grove and Mark J. Twery
    Changes in Eastern Forests: Chesnut is Gone, Are the Oaks Far Behind?, William M Healy, Kurt W. Gottschalk, Robert P. Long and Philip M Wargo
    Are Forest Songbirds Declining? Status Assessment from the Southern Appalachians and Northeastern Forests, Kathleen E. Franzreb and Kenneth V Rosenberg
    Why States Need to Practice Ecosystem Approaches to Management, Todd K Fuller and John F. Organ
    Eastern Forestland Owners: Who's Buying What and Why?, Thomas W. Birch
    Wildlife Habitat in a Computer: Integrating Wildlife with Other Resource Analyses, Mark J. Twery, Linda E. Thomasma and Scott A. Thomasma
    ACT 250-Vermont's Land-use Development and Control Statute: A Tool for the Effective Management of an Eastern Forest, Joe Mnadeo

    Special Session 5. Natural Resource Gleanings and Leanings

    The Cultural Audit Process: A Compelling New Tool for Fish and Wildlife Agencies in the Nick of Time, Sally F. Angus
    Hunting 1996, A Year to Remember, Grant Baker
    The Opposition to Hunting: A Typology of Beliefs, Donna L. Mnnis
    Effects of Regulations and Duck Abundance on Duck Hunter Participation and Satisfaction, James K Ringelman
    Enhancing Biological Performance of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Fred A. Johnson, Mark D. Koneff, Mchael G. Anderson, Robert 0. Bailey, Richard K Baydack, Thomas E. Martin, Jeffrey W. Nelson, James K Ringelman and Clayton W. Rubec
    Challenges in Waterfowl Habitat Restoration on the Mono Lake Basin, Frederic A. Reid, Roderick C. Drewien, Thomas D. Ratcliff
    Perceptions of Releases of Captive-reared Mallards, with Emphasis on an Intensive Program in Maryland, David B. Smith and Frank C. Rohwer
    Urban Canada Goose Management: Policies and Procedures, James A. Cooper and Tom Keefe
    An Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Problem: Ecological and Sociological Factors Influencing White-tailed Deer Damage to Agricultural Crops in Michigan, Henry Campa Ill, Scott R. Winterstein, R. Ben Peyton, Larry A. Leefers and Glenn R. Dudderar

    Special Session 6. Ecosystem Health in Contemporary Landscapes

    Opening Remarks, Christine A. Jauhola
    Defining Ecosystem Health in National Parks, Dan E. Huff
    Historical Changes in Western Riparian Ecosystems, Marci Todd and Wayne Elmore
    Back to the Future-ls the Past a Guide to a "Healthy" Forest Landscape in the Northern Great Lakes Region?, Daniel R. Dessecker
    Wildlife Conservation and Ecosystem Health in the Interior Columbia River Basin, Fred B. Samson, A.ichelle A. Eames, Richard S. Holthausen, Danny C. Lee, Wally Afurphy, David A. Newhouse, Terrel D. Rich, Allan R. Sands, Barbara Wales and A.ichael J Wisdom
    Wild Rice to Rip-rap: 120 Years of Habitat Changes and Management of a Lake Erie Coastal Marsh, Roy W. Kroll, Johan F. Gottgens and Brian P. Swartz
    Using Hierarchical Models to Index the Ecological Health of the Nation, Raymond J O'Connor and Malcolm T. Jones
    Shortleaf Pine/Bluestem Grass Ecosystem Renewal in the Ouachita Moootains, George A. Bukenhofer and L. D. Hedrick
    Closing Remarks, James D. Fenwood
    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.