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Transactions of the 63rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 20 to 24, 1998 in Orlando, Florida

    Opening Session. Protecting Our Common Heritage

    Opening Statement, Rollin D. Sparrowe
    Protecting Our Common Heritage-Keynote, USDI Secretary Bruce Babbitt
    1997 National 4-H Wildlife and Fisheries Volunteer Leader Recognition Awards Maintaining Park Natural Resource Values in Challenging Times, Robert G. Stanton
    Fish and Wildlife Service Response to Changing Times, Jamie R. Clark
    Public Lands in the 21st Century, Patrick A. Shea
    Potential Impacts of Climate Change, David M. Gardiner

    Special Session 1. Nonindigenous Species: Methods of Introduction and Impacts

    Introductory Remarks, Pam Fuller
    Nonindigenous Ungulates in Texas, Long-term Population Trends and Possible Competitive Mechanisms, Stephen Demarais, John T. Baccus and Max S. Traweek, Jr.
    Ecological Effects of the Invasive Nonindigenous Ant, Solenopsis invicta, no Native Vertebrates: The Wheels on the Bus, Craig R. Allen, R. Scott Lutz and Stephen Demaris
    Carp Impacts on Waterfowl at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon, Gary L. Ivey, John E. Cornely and Bradley D. Ehlers
    Nonindigenous, Container-inhabiting Mosquitoes: Their Geographic Spread and Ecological Impact, George F. O'Meara
    Impacts of Whirling Disease on Wild Trout Populations in Colorado, R. Barry Nehring, Kevin G. Thompson and Sherman Hebein
    Managing Island Biotas: Can Indigenous Species Be Protected From Introduced Predators Such as the Brown Treesnake? Gordon H. Rodda, Thomas H. Fritts, Gad Perry and Earl W. Campbell III

    Special Session 2. Restoring Altered Ecosystems: Is it Possible?

    Opening Remarks, Laurence L. Connor
    A Conceptual Basis for Evaluating Restoration Success, David H. Anderson and Bruce D. Dugger
    Developing Expectations for Ecosystem Restoration, Louis A. Toth and David H. Anderson
    Development of an Interactive GIS Model for Wetlands Protection and Restoration: Breaking the Barriers to Consensus Planning, Holly Andree, Jing Huang, Robb D. Macleod, Ruth E. Spell, Frederic A. Reid, Richard G. Kempka and Roger Locke
    What is Restoring Bottomland Hardwood Forests? A Study from the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, Callie Jo Schweitzer
    The Upper St. Johns River Basic Project: Merging Flood Control With Aquatic Ecosystems Restoration and Preservation, Steven J. Miller, Mary Ann Lee and Edgar F. Lowe
    Developing a Road Map for Integrated Resource Management Within the Rush Lake Watershed: A Case Study, Lance Kuester, Jack Arnold and David Pauly
    The Potential for Reestablishing Bay Scallops to the Estuaries of the West Coast of Florida, Norman J. Blake
    Seagrass Restoration in Northwest Florida, J. Taylor Kirschenfeld
    A Statewide Framework for Establishing Ecosystem Management Areas, Pat Fricano

    Special Session 3. Integrating Human Dimensions Into Management: Partnerships and Progress

    Introductory Remarks, Tommy L. Brown and Daniel J. Decker
    Emergence of Human Dimensions in Wildlife Management, Daniel J. Witter and Laurence R. Jahn
    Utilizing Human Dimensions Information in Federal Wildlife Damage Management Programs, William H. Clay and Robert H. Schmidt
    Human Dimensions in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Decision Making, Lynn G. Llewellyn, William R. Mangun and Jean C. Mangun
    Public Partnerships for Urban Deer Management in Missouri, Laurie Dohm and Edward Brown
    Integrating Human Dimensions in Wildlife Management: Experience and Outlooks of an Enduring Partnership, George F. Mattfeld, Gary R. Parsons, Tommy L. Brown and Daniel J. Decker
    Wildlife Management Institute in Colorado: The Past, the Present and Predictions of the Future, Linda Sikorowski, John Smeltzer and Michael J. Manfredo
    Partnerships in Conservation: Using Human Dimensions to Strengthen Relationships Between Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Their Constituents, Mark Damian Duda, Kira C. Young and Steven J. Bissell
    What is the Future for Human Dimensions of Wildlife? Michael J. Manfredo, Daniel J. Decker and Mark Damian Duda
    Human Dimensions and the Next Quarter Century: An Agency Professional's Perspective, Larry M. Gigliotti

    Special Session 4. Burning Issues and Smoke Screens: Heat and Light in Southern Forests

    Opening Remarks, Peter J. Roussopoulos
    How Far Could a Squirrel Travel in the Treetops? A Prehistory of the Southern Forest, Paul B. Hamel and Edward R. Buckner
    The South's Forestland-On the Hot Seat to Provide More, Raymond M. Sheffield and James G. Dickson
    Voices From Southern Forests, H. Ken Cordell, John C. Bliss, Cassandra Y. Johnson and Mark Fly
    People, Space and Time: Factors That will Govern Forest Sustainability, David N. Wear, Robert Abt and Robert Mangold
    Intensive Management-Can the South Really Live Without It? James M. Guldin and T. Bently Wigley
    Ecosystem Restoration: Fact or Fancy? John A. Stanturf, Callie J. Schweitzer, Stephen H. Schoenholtz, James P. Barnett, Charles K. McMahon and Donald D. Tomczak
    Fire and Biodiversity: Studies of Vegetation and Arthropods, S.M. Hermann, T. Van Hook, R.W. Flowers, L.A. Brennan, J.S. Giltzenstein, D.R. Streng, J.L. Walker and R.L. Myers
    Whither Wildlife Without Fire? L.A. Brennan, R.T. Engstrom, W.E. Palmer, S.M. Hermann, G.A. Hurst, L.W. Burger and C.L. Hardy
    The Smoke Dilemma: A Head-on Collision, Gary L. Achtemeier, William Jackson, Bernie Hawkins, Dale D. Wade and Charles McMahon

    Special Session 5. Endangered Species Recovery: Still a Valid Approach for Wildlife Management?

    Status of Endangered Species Conservation in Canada, Lynda S. Maltby and B.T. Aniskowicz-Fowler
    Mexico's Wildlife Conservation Program: A Strategy of Management for Biodiversity Compatible With Development, Carlos Llorens-Cruset and Humberto Berlanga-Garcia
    Turning the Corner Toward Recovery, Michael Bender, Karen Day Boylan and E. LaVerne Smith
    Gray Wolves and Private Landowners in the Greater Yellowstone Area, Michael K. Phillips and Douglas W. Smith
    Red Wolf Recovery: Regulations and Private Lands in Northeastern North Carolina, Jennifer D. Gilbreath and V. Gary Henry
    Protecting Panther Habitat on Private Lands-A Current Assessment, Dennis E. Hammond
    When Is an Endangered Species Recovery Complete: Is Delisting the American Peregrine Falcon Appropriate? Joel E. Pagel, Douglas A. Bell and Michael L. Johnson
    Delisting the Peregrine Falcon: Management and Mismanagement Under the Endangered Species Act, Tom J. Cade
    Recovery of the Snail Kite in Florida: Beyond a Reductionist Paradigm, Robert E. Bennetts, Wiley M. Kitchens and Donald L. DeAngelis
    Supplementing Endangered Species Recovery With a New Approach in the High Plains Region, Noreen E. Walsh and Charles M. Scott
    The Species Concept, Species Prioritization and the Technical Legitimacy of the Endangered Species Act, Brian Czech and Paul R. Krausman

    Special Session 6. Responsible Human Use of Fish and Wildlife: Challenges to Professional Management

    Opening Comments, David Hamilton
    Fair Chase and Humane Treatment: Balancing the Ethics of Hunting and Trapping, John F. Organ, Robert M. Muth, Jan E. Dizard, Scot J. Williamson and Thomas A. Decker
    Defining Management Issues: Dogs, Hunting and Society, R. Ben Peyton
    Can State Regulatory Agencies Resolve Controversial Wildlife Management Issues Involving the Broad General Public? Joel Bennett
    A Strategic Approach to Ballot Initiatives in Wildlife Management, Scot J. Williamson
    The European Union's Wild Fur Regulation: A Battle of Politics, Cultures, Animal Rights, International Trade and North America's Wildlife Policy, David A. Hamilton, Brian Roberts, Greg Linscombe, Neal R. Jotham, Howard Noseworthy and James L. Stone
    American Attitudes Toward Scientific Wildlife Management and Human Use of Fish and Wildlife: Implications for Effective Public Relations and Communications Strategies, Mark Damian Duda and Kira C. Young
    The Future of Wildlife and Fisheries Policy and Management: Assessing the Attitudes and Values of Wildlife and Fisheries Professionals, Robert M. Muth, David A. Hamilton, John F. Organ, Daniel J. Witter, Martha E. Mather and John J. Diagle
    The Animal/Human Interface: A Journey Toward Understanding Our Views of Nature and Our Use of Animals, Shane P. Mahoney Closing Comments: Challenges to Professional Managers, John F. Organ
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