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Transactions of the 73rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 23 to 28, 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona

    Opening Session. Effective Conservation through Partnerships

    Welcome and Opening Remarks, Steven A. Williams
    Remarks of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Edward T. Schafer

    Session One. Covert Operations: Hatching the Game Bird Plans

    Implementing the American Woodcock Conservation Plan, James R. Kelley, Jr., Scot J. Williamson, Mark Banker, Daniel R. Dessecker, David G. Krementz, Daniel G. McAuley, William L. Palmer and Timothy J. Post
    A Grassland Conservation Plan for Prairie Grouse in North America, William L. Vodehnal, Jonathan B. Haufler and Richard K. Baydack
    Status and Structure of the North American Wild Turkey Management Plan: An Integrated Approach to Wildlife Management, Mark A. Hatfield and Scott Vance

    Session Two. Mitigation: Brokering, Bargaining and Bartering Natural Resources

    Opening Remarks, Steve Thompson
    Mitigating Climate Change and Enhancing Wildlife Habitat: A Partnership Approach, John G. Rogers
    Beyond Compliance: The Challenges and Opportunities of Responsible Water Resource Monitoring, Management and Mitigation, Patricia Mulroy
    Building an Ecosystem Marketplace in Oregon's Willamette Basin, Sara Vickerman
    Closing Remarks, Joanna Prukop

    Session Three. Conservation Partnerships: Effective Military Natural Resources Conservation

    National DoD Conservation Partnerships: Examples from the Southwest, L. Peter Boice
    Cooperative Conservation: The Military as a Southwest Conservation Partner, Benjamin N. Tuggle
    Partnerships between the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Department of Defense in Arizona, Duane L. Shroufe and John Hervert
    Camp Navajo's Cooperative Conservation Partnership, Adrian M. Nagel
    Experiences and Opportunities with Military Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation in New Mexico: A Gray Vireo Case Study, Bruce C. Thompson and Mark L. Watson

    Session Four. Access: The Foundation of a Successful Natural Resources Model

    Opening Remarks, Randy Kreil
    Improving Access through Strengthening State Recreational Liability Statutes, Tommy L. Brown and John J. Daigle
    Recreational Challenges and Solutions in a Public Lands State, Sal Palazzolo>
    Bridging the Gap: A Nongovernmental Organization's Role in Providing Public Access, Joel A. Pedersen
    WMAN 100: The Tradition of Hunting, John Edwards, James Anderson and Megan Jones
    Closing Remarks, Rebecca Humphries

    Workshop 1: The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation: Affirming the Role, Strength and Relevance of Hunting in the 21st Century

    Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Reflections from a Nonhunter, Michele Beucler and Gregg Servheen
    Public Opinion on and Attitudes toward Hunting, Mark Damian Duda and Martin Jones
    The Economic Contributions of Hunting in the United States, Rob Southwick
    Reducing the Churn Rate: Effective Ways to Get Lapsed Hunters Back, Phil T. Seng
    Portraying Hunting in the Media, Chris Chaffin

    Workshop 2: Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife, Fisheries and Outdoor Recreation in North America

    Development of Recovery Credit Systems as a Policy Innovation for Threatened and Endangered Species, R. Neal Wilkins, David Wolfe, Linda S. Campbell and Susan Baggett
    Mitigating Climate Change and Enhancing Wildlife Habitat: A Partnership Approach, John G. Rogers
    2008 George Bird Grinnell Memorial Award
    2008 Presidents Award
    Addendum to Session Five: A View from the Trenches: Reflections on the North American Model of Fish and Wildlife Conservation from a State Agency Perspective, Ronald J. Regan and Joanna Prukop
    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.