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Transactions of the 74th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 16 to 20, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia


    Opening Session. Refining the Relevance of Resource Management

    Welcome and Opening Remarks, Steven A. Williams

    Keynote Remarks, The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack

    Keynote Remarks, William Shafroth

    Session One. Mixed Messages: Media and the Environment

    Introductory Remarks, Phil Seng

    State Agencies and Media: Friends or Foes, Lorna Domke

    Making Our Conservation Message Interesting to the Media, Bob St. Pierre

    Inside the Business of Hook and Bullet Television, Bill Miller

    YOU Are the Media (and So Is Everyone Else): The Exhilarating New Landscape of Social and Converged Media, Jon Marshall

    Session Two. Making the North American Model More Relevant to More Americans

    Opening Comments, John Organ

    North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and the American System of Conservation Funding, Steve Williams, Thomas Decker and Shane Mahoney

    Why Should All Americans Care About the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, Daniel Decker, John Organ and Cynthia Jacobson

    How to Make People Care About the Model, Darryl Walter

    A Policy to Sustain the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, Greg Schildwachter

    Closing Remarks, Jeff Crane

    Session Three. The Coursework of Conservation: Are University Curricula on Target?

    The Changing Face of University Wildlife Programs, John McDonald, Jonathan Jenks and David Willis

    The Diversity of Options for Wildlife Education, Mark Wallace and Rick Baydack

    Desired Competencies and Perceived Proficiencies of Entry-level Fisheries and Wildlife Professionals: A Survey of Employers and Educators, Dean Stauffer and Steve McMullin

    Foraging Theory or Food Plots? Theory Versus Practice in University Curricula, Darren Miller, John Edwards, Bruce Leopold and Gary Moody

    The Coursework of Conservation: Are University Curricula on Target? A Synthesis, Steve McMullin, Daniel Svedarsky, Shawn Riley, John Organ and David Schad

    Session Four. Measuring State Wildlife Action Plan Implementation

    Testing the Waters: How Private Investment is Facilitating State Wildlife Action Plan Implementation Nationally, Darren Long

    Using State Wildlife Action Plans to Guide Landscape-level Conservation in the Northeastern United States, Patricia Riexinger and Scot Williamson

    The Table is Set, but are We Missing Opportunities?, Mark Humpert

    Paying the Piper Now: Will Delayed Implementation of the State Wildlife Action Plans Result in Higher Costs?, Frank Casey, Timm Kroeger and Anna McMurray

    Workshop: Climate Change and Managing Fish and Wildlife

    Managing Fish and Wildlife Habitat in the Face of Climate Change: USDA Forest Service Perspective, Gregory Hayward, Curtis Flather, Erin Uloth, Hugh Safford and David Cleaves

    Patrick Noonan Receives 2009 Grinnell Award

    Registered Attendance

    Managing Predator-Prey Systems: An Update

    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.