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Transactions of the 83rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

    Held March 26 to 30, 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia

    Plenary Session. Wildlife Management Institute's Plenary Session: Lessons in Applied Relevancy

    Welcome and Opening Remarks, Steve Williams
    The Path to Relevance: Michigan's Story, Keith Creagh
    Fishing for Relevance: A Case Study for Industry & Agencies, Steve Smits

    Special Session One. Conservation Built to Last: Advancing Engagement, Inclusion, and Shared Purpose to Address the Challenges of the Future

    Opening Remarks & Purpose of the Session, Ali Duvall
    Collaborative Conservation in Practice: Bistate Greater Sage-Grouse, Tony Wasley, Sherri Lisius, Shawn Espinosa, and Susanna Danner
    Breaking Down Barriers to Collaborative Conservation and Meeting People Where They Are, Ali Duvall and Noreen Walsh
    Closing Session: Where Can We Go Together From Here?, Noreen Walsh

    Special Session Two. The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy: A Model for Collaborative Conservation

    Introduction of SECAS and SENRLG, Susan Gibson
    Developing and Implementing the SECAS Blueprint, Mallory G. Martin
    SECAS Case Studies, Chris Goudreau
    But What About the People? The Role of Green Infrastructure, David Rouse
    Scaling SECAS: Engagement is Key, David Whitehurst and Jean Brennan

    Special Session Three. The Chicken or the Egg: Broader Support or Broader Significance

    Session Introduction, Karl Malcolm and Tovar Cerulli
    The Changing Face of Conservation: A Closer Look at Funding & Relevancy for the Future, Sara Parker Pauley
    “We’d Rather Have Them Pick Up a Rod and a Reel Than a Gun and a Clip”: The Fishermen of the Harlem Meer, Taimur Ahmad
    Building Community-Focused Relationships as the Foundation for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Outdoors, Leandra Taylor
    Adapting Conservation: Speaking to Human Potential, Juan Lazo Bautista
    New Voices for Shared Values: Elevating Our Impact and Relevance Through Bridge Building, Land Tawney
    Advancing Conservation and Outdoor Recreation in Colorado, Bob Broscheid, Lauren Truitt, and Anthony L. Gurzick
    The Call to Clarify Identity: How State Wildlife Agencies Can Win Hearts and Minds Across America, Ezra Milchman

    Special Session Four. Fish and Wildlife Conservation in the 21st Century: How Poaching, Trafficking, and Illegal Trade are Endangering the North American Model for Wildlife Management

    Perception vs. Reality: Economic Considerations Surrounding the Illegal Take of Wildlife, Rob Southwick
    The Impacts of Intentional and Unintentional Release of Injurious Wildlife—A Florida Case Study, Thomas H. Eason, Kristen Penney Sommers, Andrea Wylie, and Sarah Funck
    Private Ownership of Wildlife—Game Farms to Flea Markets, Louis Cornicelli and Krista Larson
    The Tragedy of the Commons: Exploring the True Cost of Fish and Wildlife Crimes, Kristie R. Blevins and Jonathan Gassett
    Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? Sentencing, Penalties, and the Wildlife Violator’s Compact, Scott Talbott
    International Wildlife Trafficking and the Role of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement, Bryan Landry
    Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking, and North American Wildlife Conservation: Default on the Public Trust, John F. Organ