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Transactions of the 80th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 8 to 14, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska

    Plenary Session. 80th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Welcome and Opening Remarks, Steve Williams
    It Is Going To Take All Of Us To Do It: Reflections on Past Progress and its Lesson for the Future, Paul W. Hansen
    The Elements of Success in Fish and Wildlife Management: Looking Back at the Successes and Failures of Wildlife Conservation to Guide the Profession Over the Next 100 Years, Paul W. Hansen, Rollie Sparrowe, and Mark Damian Duda
    The Next 100 Years, Rollin D. Sparrowe
    The Challenge: Conservation in the Dynamic Environmental Context of The 21st Century, Lynn Scarlett

    Special Session One. Conservation Controversies: Avoiding a House Divided

    Opening Remarks, Christian A. Smith
    A Way of Working: How Partnerships Can Work in Real Life, Cynthia K. Dohner, Dan L. Forster, Jeffrey M. Fleming, and Jenifer Hancock
    What We've Got Here is Failure to Communicate, Dave Chadwick
    Wrapping Up Partnerships With a Bow: Beautiful Packages or Rewrapped Castoffs?, Rebecca A. Humphries
    Avoiding a House Divided - Closing Remarks, Ronald J. Regan

    Special Session Two. The Business of Conservation: Converting Consumers to Customers

    Converting Consumers to Customers: Why We Should Consider a Different Approach, Ann Forstchen and Nick Wiley
    Converting Consumers’ Interest in Wildlife into Conservation Funding, Rob Southwick
    The Future of Wildlife: It Starts with Non-Sportsmen, Chris Clemens
    Technology Imperatives for the Future of Hunting, Fishing, and Shooting, Eric Dinger

    Special Session Three. Planning for Species Sustainability: Avoiding the Need to List Under the ESA

    NRCS and the Sage Grouse Initiative: 21st Century Conservation that Works, Tim Griffiths, David Naugle, and Jeremy Maestas
    Focusing on Effectiveness: Credit Systems as an Approach to Driving Conservation Outcomes, Jeremy Sokulsky
    The Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan: A New Paradigm in Wildlife Management, William E. Van Pelt
    5 Attributes of a Successful Partnership: Evaluating Conservation Efforts for the New England Cottontail, Anthony Tur, Krishna Gifford, and Wendi Weber

    Special Session Four. The Evolution of Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research

    Opening Comments, Dale Hall and James T. Martin
    The Cooperative Research Units Model: Enabling Past and Future Science-Based Conservation, Kevin G. Whalen and John D. Thompson
    Meeting Cooperator Needs: Examples from the Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Carl B. Schreck, Daniel D. Roby, Katie Dugger, and Jim Peterson
    Roles of Cooperative Research Units in Contemporary Conservation of Natural Resources, David A. Haukos, Clint W. Boal, Scott Carleton, and Blake Grisham
    The Future of Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research, John F. Organ, Steven A. Williams, Jonathan R. Mawdsley, Eric M. Hallerman, Douglas J. Austen, Byron K. Williams, Paul Souza, and Anne Kinsinger
    Closing Remarks: Cooperative Research Units: Getting Ready for the Future, James T. Martin

    Workshop. Urban Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs: Pollinators, Agriculture, and the Great Midwest

    Bees, Flowers, and People in Urban-Agricultural-Wildland Interfaces, Gordon Frankie, Sara Leon Guerrero, Jaime Pawelek, Robbin Thorp, Mary Schindler, Rollin Coville, Mark Rizzardi, Marylee Guinon, and Laura Ward
    Urban Pollinator Conservation in the U.S. State Wildlife Action Plans, Jonathan R. Mawdsley and Kristal Stoner
    Wildlife Management at the Urban-Agricultural Interface: Science You Can Use, Gary Bentrup
    Planting Natives: A Preview of a New Mobile Tool, Naomi Edelson

    Workshop. Women's Wildlife Conservation Network Workshop: Recruiting Female Natural Resource Leaders

    Kara Teising, Jackie Mildner, Jodi Hilty, and Naomi Edelson