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Transactions of the 70th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 16 to 19, 2005 in Arlington, Virginia

    Opening Session. Same Landscapes, New Horizons

    Opening Remarks of the 70th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Richard E. McCabe
    Remarks of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Gale Norton
    Implementing Cooperative Conservation Partnerships in the U.S. Department of Defense, Alex A. Beehler
    Celebrating the U.S. Forest Service's Past and Looking to Its Future, Sally Collins

    Session One. Retirements and Outsourcing: Who Will Manage Our Natural Resources?

    Baby Boomers and Leadership in State Fish and Wildlife Agencies: A Changing of the Guard Approaches, Steve L. McMullin
    An Aging Federal Agency Workforce: Implications for Natural Resource Science Management, Ryan M. Colker
    Changing the Face of Natural Resources: An Unprecedented Opportunity and a Strategic Imperative, David L. Trauger and Margaret R. Burks
    Observations on Outsourcing Natural Resources Management on Military Lands, Gene Stout
    Retirements and Outsourcing: Who Will Manage Our Natural Resources? The Role of the Private Sector and Landowners' Attitudes Toward Fish and Wildlife Management and Wildlife-related Recreation, Mark Damian Duda, Peter E. DeMichele, Martin Jones, Andrea M Criscione and Steven J Bissell
    Status of Citizen Science in State Natural Resource Management Agencies: Opportunities and Challenges, Brian N. Kertson, Christian E. Grue, D. John Pierce and Loveday L. Conquest
    Communication: The Future Wildlife Manager's Greatest Asset, Billy W DeLany, Jr. and Earl Johnson Succession Planning and Leadership Development: The Fish and Wildlife Service Process, Programs and Results, Rick Lemon, Bill Ashforth, Karen Cartlidge and David Medaris
    Developing a Plan for Workforce Continuity and Leadership Succession: A Challenge for Agencies and Universities, Steve L. McMullin, Ryan M Colker, John R. (Rick) Lemon, David L. Trauger, Billy W DeLany, Jr., Gene Stout, Peter E. De Michele and Brian N. Kertson

    Session Two. The Sage-grouse Dilemma: A Case Study of Long-term Landscape Use and Abuse

    Climate Change Implications for Sagebrush Ecosystems, Ronald P. Neilson, James M Lenihan, Dominique Bachelet and Raymond J Drapek
    Greater Sage-grouse Population Response to Natural Gas Development in Western Wyoming: Are Regional Populations Affected by Relatively Localized Disturbances?, Matthew J Holloran and Stanley H Anderson
    The Generation Gap Between Recent Sage-grouse Research and Integration of New Knowledge for Management of Sage-grouse Habitat, Michael A. Gregg and John A. Crawford
    Sagebrush, Sage-grouse and Ranching: A Holistic Approach, Rick E. Danvir, William J. Hopkin, Gregg E. Simonds, Burke Teichert, Steven L. Kearl, John F. Kimball, Jr., Robert M Welch, Anis Aoude and John Haskell
    Effective Management Strategies for Sage-grouse and Sagebrush: A Question of Triage?, Michael J. Wisdom, Mary M Rowland and J. Tausch

    Session Three. Conservation across Borders: A Continental Perspective

    History and Evolution of Cross-border Conservation, Greg Schildwachter and Shauna Hanisch
    Political, Social and Economic Considerations for Cross-border Conservation, D. A. Don Young
    Wildlife Management across Borders, Raymond M. Lee
    Sonoran Joint Venture: Binational Bird Conservation, Robert Mesta
    Leaders' Panel: Priorities for Continental Conservation, Steven A. Williams

    Session Four. Addressing Current and Future Wildlife Health Issues

    Wildlife Disease in a Changing World, Milton Friend
    Reducing Risk Factors for Disease Problems Involving Wildlife, John R. Fischer and William R. Davidson
    Finding the Cure: The U.S. Department of the Interior's Role in Managing Zoonoses and Other Infectious Diseases of Wildlife, Susan D. Haseltine, Leslie A. Dierauf, Richard F. Kearney and Bryan J Richards
    The Role of U. S. Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services in Wildlife Disease Management, Thomas J DeLiberto, Bobby R. Acord and Elisabeth A. Markese
    State Wildlife Management Agency Responsibility for Managing Diseases in Free-ranging Wildlife, E. Tom Thorne, Rebecca A. Humphries, Daniel J O'Brien and Stephen M Schmitt
    Programs for Monitoring and Managing Diseases in Free-ranging Wildlife in the 21st Century, John Baughman and John R. Fischer

    Session Five. Advancing the Cause of lntegrated Bird Conservation

    Integrated Bird Conservation: The Prairie Pothole Joint Venture Model, Jeffrey W. Nelson and James K. Ringelman
    Integrated Bird Conservation at the State Level, Marty McHugh
    Congressional Perspective on Integrated Bird Conservation, Loretta Beaumont
    Executive Agency Perspective on Integrated Bird Conservation, Mike Hickey
    Opportunities for Bird Conservation through Agricultural Conservation Programs, Randall L. Gray
    An International Perspective: A Western Hemisphere Initiative for Migratory Species, Herb Raffaele

    Session Six. Stemming the Tide of Nonnative Invasive Plants

    What Wildlife Agencies' Role in Invasive Species Management Is and Why It Matters, Steven A. Williams
    Programs to Assist States on Invasive Species, Hilda Diaz-Soltero
    Invasive Species Management for State Wildlife Agencies: The Goals and Challenges to Implementation, Duane L. Shroufe and Lawrence M Riley
    The Colorado Division ofWildlife Helps to Control the Noxious Weed Purple Loosestrife in the Denver Metro Area, David Weber
    Invasive Management on Tribal Lands: Flathead Indian Reservation Partnerships for Restoration, Brian E. Lipscomb
    Marketing the Message: Passing Successful Invasive Species Legislation in Maine, Ship Bright
    International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies: Invasives Species Challenges-Where We Go from Here, Russ Mason
    Saltcedar Management in the Southwest: Laying the Foundation for a Successful Control Partnership, Scott J. Cameron
    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.