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State Wildlife Management and Conservation

Thomas J. Ryder

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

Book Details

  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publish Date: Mar 1st, 2018
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.00in - 7.20in - 0.90in - 1.50lb
  • EAN: 9781421424460
  • Categories: Animals - WildlifeLife Sciences - BiologyLife Sciences - Ecology

About the Author

Ryder, Thomas J.: - Thomas J. Ryder is a retired deputy wildlife chief with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the past president of The Wildlife Society.
Praise for this book
State Wildlife Management and Conservation is an important book that chronicles the history of wildlife management in America and introduces the varied yet very important roles and responsibilities that state wildlife agencies and their wildlife biologists face when making management decisions for the benefit of the resource and future generations. The book is an invaluable and timely resource as agencies strive to fill key conservation roles with well-equipped and adequately educated young wildlife professionals. Professors, aspiring wildlife students, and the next generation of wildlife professionals will all benefit from this text because it outlines the demands of today's wildlife professionals and the challenges ahead for all seeking to become a state wildlife biologist.
--Kyle D. Johnson, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Journal of Wildlife Management