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State Wildlife Management and Conservation

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An illuminating look at the challenges and triumphs of state wildlife professionals at the forefront of the fight to protect the American wilderness.

The adage "think globally but act locally" defines the work of American wildlife professionals. Their contributions, from remote outposts to major cities, guard the natural world of the entire country. In State Wildlife Management and Conservation, Thomas J. Ryder brings together wildlife leaders from practical, policy, and academic backgrounds to tell the story of state wildlife agencies, chronicling their efforts to restore and protect our…

An illuminating look at the challenges and triumphs of state wildlife professionals at the forefront of the fight to protect the American wilderness.

The adage "think globally but act locally" defines the work of American wildlife professionals. Their contributions, from remote outposts to major cities, guard the natural world of the entire country. In State Wildlife Management and Conservation, Thomas J. Ryder brings together wildlife leaders from practical, policy, and academic backgrounds to tell the story of state wildlife agencies, chronicling their efforts to restore and protect our nation's natural resources.

Reflecting the core principle of the profession—that the public, not any individual, owns wildlife—the book explains how this tenet became law, laying the groundwork for the history of state-level wildlife management that follows. The authors cover key issues, including the limits of private land ownership, the funding of wildlife regulation, the nuances of humanwildlife conflict, the role of law enforcement, disease control efforts, and the challenges involved in balancing the perspectives of hunters, nonhunters, and animal rights advocates. Detailed essays also discuss state management techniques for a wide range of wildlife, including big game and migratory birds.

State Wildlife Management and Conservation is a comprehensive, nationwide account of state management efforts. It will aid professors training the next generation of wildlife professionals, students hoping to enter the profession, and anyone working with wildlife to develop a more sophisticated understanding of what it means to be a state wildlife biologist.

Contributors: M. Carol Bambery, Gordon R. Batcheller, Chad J. Bishop, Vernon C. Bleich, Dale Caveny, David K. Dahlgren, Daniel J. Decker, Karie L. Decker, Thomas A. Decker, Billy Dukes, John D. Erb, John R. Fischer, Ann B. Forstchen, Jonathan W. Gassett, Parks Gilbert, Colin M. Gillin, Tim L. Hiller, Daniel Hirchert, Michael W. Hubbard, Mark Humpert, Scott Hygnstrom, Robert P. Lanka, Richard E. McCabe, Jennifer Mock-Schaeffer, Brian Nesvik, Shaun L. Oldenburger, John F. Organ, Ronald J. Regan, Michael A. Schroeder, William F. Siemer, Christian Smith, Randy Stark, Gary J. Taylor, J. Scott Taylor, Daniel J. Thompson, Kurt VerCauteren, Mark P. Vrtiska, H. Bryant White, Steven A. Williams

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256
ISBN
9781421424460
Illustration Description
34 b&w photos, 7 b&w illus.
Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. History of State Wildlife Management in the United States, by John F. Organ and Richard McCabe
2. Public Trust Doctrine and the Legal Basis for State Wildlife Management, by

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. History of State Wildlife Management in the United States, by John F. Organ and Richard McCabe
2. Public Trust Doctrine and the Legal Basis for State Wildlife Management, by Gordon R. Batcheller, Thomas Decker, and Robert P. Lanka
3. State Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Conservation, by Jennifer Mock Schaeffer, M. Carol Bambery, Parks Gilbert, and Gary J. Taylor
4. Evolution of Funding for State Fish and Wildlife Agencies, by Ronald J. Regan and Steve Williams
5. State Wildlife Law Enforcement, by Brian R. Nesvik, Randall J. Stark, and Dan Thompson
6. State Management of Big Game, by Vernon C. Bleich and Dan Thompson
7. State Management of Upland and Small Game, by David Dahlgren, Michael A. Schroeder, and William Dukes, Jr.
8. State Management of Furbearing Animals, by Tim L. Hiller, H. Bryant White, and John Erb
9. State Management of Migratory Game Birds, by Mark P. Vrtiska and Shaun L. Oldenburger
10. State Management of Nongame Wildlife, by Karie Decker, Mark Humpert, and J. Scott Taylor
11. State Management of Human–Wildlife Conflicts, by Kurt VerCauteren, Daniel L. Hirchert, and Scott Hygnstrom
12. State Management of Wildlife Disease, by Colin M. Gillin
13. The Role of Human Dimensions in State Wildlife Management, by Daniel J. Decker, William F. Siemer, Ann B. Forstchen, and Christian A. Smith
14. The Role of Field Research in State Wildlife Management, by Chad Bishop and Michael W. Hubbard
15. Future Needs and Challenges for State Wildlife Agencies, by Jonathan Gassett
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Thomas J. Ryder

Thomas J. Ryder is a retired deputy wildlife chief with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the past president of The Wildlife Society.