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Transactions of the 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 5 to 10, 2017 in Spokane, Washington

    Plenary Session. 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Welcome and Opening Remarks, Steve Williams
    The Nature of Americans: A National Initiative to Understand and Connect Americans and Nature, Stephen R. Kellert, David J. Case, Daniel Escher, Jessica Mikels-Carrasco, and Phil T. Seng
    Merging Conservation Values in the Quest for Relevance, Tovar Cerulli

    Special Session One. Making Relevance a Reality

    Welcome and Audience Survey, Ann Forstchen
    Opening Remarks, Sara Parker Pauley
    Conservation Relevance: What Does It Mean To Us and For Us?, Cynthia A. Jacobson and Daniel J. Decker
    Moving Wildlife Conservation Forward: Let’s Get Real About Relevancy, Daniel J. Decker, Cynthia A. Jacobson, Ann B. Forstchen, and William F. Siemer
    Connecting Nature and Society to Increase Conservation Relevance: A Case Study of the Monarch Butterfly in Urban Areas, Abigail Derby Lewis, Alexis Winter, Craig A. Czarnecki, and Mark Bouman
    Renewing Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Brand: Finding the Supporter of Tomorrow While Engaging the Supporter of Today, Nigel Simms
    Moving Towards Conservation Relevancy Together, Dave Chanda
    Closing Comments, Nick Wiley

    Special Session Two. Conservation in the Face of a Changing Energy Development Landscape

    Opening Remarks, Davia Palmeri
    Wyoming's Approach to Sage-Grouse Conservation - A Shotgun Wedding of Science and Policy, Thomas J. Christiansen
    Using Science to Inform Management and Improve Biological Conservation in the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, Todd C. Esque, Amy L. Fesnock, Brian Croft, Felicia C. Chen, and Amy G. Vandergast
    The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Wind Energy Voluntary Cooperation Agreement, John Taucher and Tracey Librandi Mumma

    Special Session Three. Insights to Inform Marketing Efforts Within State Fish and Wildlife Agencies

    Opening Remarks, Kristin Phillips
    How Georgia DNR Increased License Revenue by over $1 Million Through Digital Marketing Thereby Accomplishing R3, Jenifer Hancock Wisniewski
    The Art and Science of Successful Communications: Key Steps to Reaching New Audiences, Chelsea Maupin
    Aligning Marketing with the Customer Experience, Greg Sallis
    Closing Remarks, Stephanie Hussey

    Special Session Four. Wildlife Successes in Optimum Funding Scenarios - Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon Restoration

    Overview, Tim Richardson, James L. Cummins, and Ross Melinchuk
    Panel Introductions, James L. Cummins
    Reaching the $1 Billion Consent Decree, Paul Schmidt
    Habitat Protection as the Cornerstone of Exxon Valdez Restoration, Jim Kurth
    Stakeholder Dynamics in Exxon Valdez Restoration, Tim Richardson
    Panel Summary - Parallels and Differences in Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon Restoration, Tim Richardson