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Transactions of the 71st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 22 to 25, 2006 in Columbus, Ohio


    Opening Session. Natural Resource Conservation...The Other Homeland Security

    Welcome and Opening Remarks of the 71st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Steven A. Williams

    When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It, but..., John Baughman

    Development and a Changing Climate: Wildlife Caught in the Squeeze, James T. Martin

    Session One. When Wildlife and Human Interactions Lead to Crisis

    Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future: Managing Wildlife Crises, Robert H. Schmidt, Terry Mansfield and Thomas J. DeLiberto

    Crisis Management: Top Ten Rules for Working with the Media during a Crisis, Valerie L. Fellows

    The Challenge of White-tailed Deer Management, Gary L. Alt, Marrett D. Grund and Byron P. Shissler

    Managing Negative Human-Wildlife Situations, Mark Damian Duda

    Session Two. Farm Bill 2007: Opportunities and Obstacles to Private Land Management

    Conservation in the 2007 Farm Bill: Lessons from Past Farm Bills, Jeffrey Zinn

    Politics or Science? A Look at the Past to Guide Our Future, Jim Wiesemeyer

    Where Do We Go from Here?, Craig Cox

    Session Three. Resource Agency Accountability

    What Partners Deserve: Accountability and Credible Natural Resources Management, John Cooper and Donald Virgovic

    Accountability and Quality in an Information Technology Era: Are We Witnessing the Death of Deference?, Daniel Ashe

    Data Quality, Peer Review and the Politicization of Science, Albert H. Teich and Melissa Pollak

    Development and a Changing Climate: Wildlife Caught in the Squeeze, Bob Budd

    Session Four. From Landscape to Riverscapes: Adding Fish to the Mainstream of Wildlife Habitat Initiatives

    Water, Water Everywhere but Not a Place for Fish: Tackling Water and Fish Habitat Management for Productive Fisheries in North America, William W. Taylor, Sara M. Hughes and Katrina B. Mueller

    Call to Action: The National Fish Habitat Initiative, Douglas J. Austen

    Advancing Fish Habitat Management with Partnerships: From Headwaters to the Sea, Mamie Parker

    Fish Habitat Conservation: A Cutthroat Business Approach for Shareholders, James T. Martin

    Entering the Mainstream: Where Do We Go from Here?, Kathryn Boyer

    Session Five. Current Status and Future Directions of Waterfowl Harvest Management

    Opening Comments, Rollin D. Sparrowe

    Retrospective on Waterfowl Management over the Last 20 years, Robert J. Blohm

    Adaptive Harvest Management and Double-loop Learning, Fred A. Johnson

    Coherence between Harvest and Habitat Management-Joint Venture Perspectives, Charles K. Baxter, Jeffrey W. Nelson, Kenneth J. Reinecke and Scott E. Stephens

    Social Factors in Waterfowl Management: Conservation Goals, Public Perceptions and Hunter Satisfaction, Daniel J. Witter, David J. Case, James H. Gammonley and Don Childress

    Coordinating Waterfowl Conservation throughout North America, Stephen Wendt

    Adaptive Harvest Management: Where We Are, How We Got Here and What We Have Learned Thus Far, Byron Ken Williams

    Harvest Potential and Habitat Are Inextricably Links, Michael G. Anderson, John M. Eadie, Min T. Huang, Rex Johnson, Mark D. Koneff, James K. Ringelman, Michael C. Runge and Barry C. Wilson

    Social Challenges for the Improvement for Waterfowl Management: Public Involvement, Institutional Commitments and Information Needs, Jody W. Enck and James K. Ringelman

    Policy and Management Decisions: Monitoring beyond Biological Processes, Dale D. Humburg, Mark D. Koneff, Andrew H. Raedeke and David A. Graber

    Funding: What's Needed, What's Available, How to Make up the Difference if We Can't, Duane Shroufe

    Closing Comments, Kenneth Babcock

    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.