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Transactions of the 67th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held April 3 to 7, 2002 in Dallas, Texas

    Opening Session. Advancing the Cause of Conservation: Recharging San Juan Hill?

    Welcome and Opening Statement, Rollin D. Sparrowe
    Lessons from History: The Conservation Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Reiger
    Federally Owned Rangelands: Are There New Grounds for Common Ground?, Mark Rey
    Address Given by the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Steve Williams

    Special Session One. Wildlife Diseases: Crying Wolf or Crying Shame?

    Opening Remarks, Robert G McLean
    Type C Avian Botulism-Management Dilemma, Gary Wobeser and Trent Bollinger
    Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy: A Newly Recognized Fatal Neurological Disease of Eagles, Waterfowl and Other Birds, John R. Fischer, Lynn A. Lewis, Tom Augspurger and Tonie E. Rocke
    West Nile Virus: A Threat to North American Avian Species, Robert G McLean
    Hemorrhagic Disease in White-tailed Deer: Our Current Understanding of Risk, David E. Stallknecht, Elizabeth W. Howerth and Joseph K. Gaydos
    Chronic Wasting Disease: Implications and Challenges for Wildlife Managers, Elizabeth S. Williams, Michael W. Miller and E. Tom T horne
    The Influence of Sylvatic Plague on North American Wildlife at the Landscape Level, with Special Emphasis on Black-footed Ferret and Prairie Dog Conservation, Michael F. Antolin, Pete Gober, Bob Luce, Dean E. Biggins, William E. Van Pelt, David B. Seery, Michael Lockhart and Mark Ball

    Special Session Two. Our Changing Professional Culture: Throwing Out the Baby Boomers with the Bath Water?

    Implications of Massive Agency Retirements on Future Fish and Wildlife Employment and Education, Gary J. San Julian and Amanda B. Yeager
    Who Says Fish and Wildlife Ain't Got No Culture?, Sally Angus Guynn
    Move Ahead with the Past for Wildlife and Nature Conservation, Delwin E. Benson
    Passing the Torch of Wildlife and Fisheries Management: Comparing the Attitudes and Values of Younger and Older Conservation Professionals, Robert M. Muth, Rodney R. Zwick, Martha E. Mather and John F. Organ
    The Fuel and Fire for Change, William H. Molini
    Old and New Cultures in Wildlife Management: Welcoming Change and Diversity, Jerry Conley

    Special Session Three. Amending the Endangered Species Act: Is ESA Threatened or Endangered?

    Opening Remarks, Paul Hansen
    Local Innovation and Shared Responsibilities Will Unlock the Act, Greg Schildwachter
    Species Restoration: A Vision for the Endangered Species Act in its Fourth Decade, Jamie Rappaport Clark
    The Administration's Approach to the ESA: Building a Stewardship Ethic for the 2181 Century, AnnR. Klee
    Heretical Thoughts: Ending the Stalemate over the Endangered Species Act, William Robert Irvin

    Special Session Four. Game Ranching: Boon or Bane?

    Opening Remarks, Bruce Morrison
    Farming Captive Cervids: A Review of Social, Economic and Ecological Opportunities and Risks in Michigan and North America, Thomas G Coon, Henry Campa, III, Alexandra B. Felix, R. Ben Peyton, Scot R. Winterstein, Frank Lupi, Mary Schulz and James Sikarskie
    Why Game Ranching and the North American System of Wildlife Conservation Are Incompatible, Valerius Geist
    Impacts of Game Ranching on Wildlife Management in Texas, John T. Baccus
    The Federal Role in Regulating Alternative Livestock Operations, Jose R. Diez, Mike Gilsdorf and Robert Werge
    Status and Management Implications of Captive Cervid Farming in the Northeast, John Buck
    Closing Remarks, Ronald J. Regan

    Special Session Five. Energy and Conservation: Does Big Oil Mix with Big Game?

    Opening Remarks, Fred Lindzey
    Overview of Hydrocarbon Production, Comsumption, Reserves and Potential, at World and Local Scales, Mitchell E. Henry and Debra Higley
    Where Would You Like the Holes Drilled into Your Crucial Winter Range?, Thomas D. Lustig
    Developing Oil and Gas while Protecting Wildlife on Public Lands, Dru Bower
    Oil and Gas Development in Western North America: Effects on Sagebrush Steppe Avifauna with Particular Emphasis on Sage Grouse, Clait E. Braun, Olin 0. Oed ekoven and Cameron L. Aldridge
    Potential Effects of Oil and Gas Development on Mule Deer and Pronghorn Populations in Western Wyoming, Hall Sawyer, Fred Lindzey, Doug McWhirter and Keith Andrews
    Closing Remarks, Len H. Carpenter

    Special Session Six. Conservation, Communication, Commitment: Moving Foward with Farm Bill 2002

    Panel I. Modeling Conservation and Commodity Successes via the 1996 Farm Bill

    Opening Remarks: Are We There Yet?, Ronald Helinski
    Ranching Successes on the Texas Gulf Coast: Achieving Mutual Economic and Conservation Objectives, BobMcCan
    Land and Wildlife Stewardship in the High Plains of Texas: Combining Conservation Programs with Successful Agriculture, Randy M. Sublette and Gene T. Miller
    Coming Together on the Farm Bill, James L. Byford

    Panel II. How Do We Keep the Momentum Going and Continue to Foster the Development of Relationships to Meet Conservation and Landowner Goals?

    Opening Comments, Rob Manes
    Fostering Conservation with Economic Realities, Marc Curtis
    A Northeast Dairy Perspective of Farming and Conservation, Carl W. Schwartz
    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.