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
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