Managing Our Wildlife Resources

Managing Our Wildlife Resources

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For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Wildlife Management, Fisheries Conservation and Management, and Wildlife Biology.

Addressing the growing responsibilities and multiple concerns facing those in wildlife management today, this informative, well-organized survey offers an enlightening introduction to wildlife management in the United States. It provides a sound historical background and a firm foundation on principles, and reflects current trends of wildlife management and species groups.
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  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 203.2 x 256.5 x 25.4mm | 1,224.71g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130195774
  • 9780130195777

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Are you planning a career in wildlife management? Or do you just have an interest in wildlife? Either way, Managing Our Wildlife Resources, fourth edition, is the answer. With a sound historical background and a firm foundation on principles, this new edition provides readers with management techniques that can be used at all levels, from regional to international.

One of the biggest changes facing wildlife managers today is the power available to them through the political process. The experience and the ability to deal with people such as landowners or conservation groups that lobby to conduct actions affecting natural resources is necessary. Managing Our Wildlife Resources provides examples of techniques needed and used by managers in handling this new power.

Some features of the new edition include:

Updated coverage of wildlife management laws, with numerous supporting examples. Practical information on how to obtain a job in the wildlife field and what types of organizations hire wildlife biologists, is now included. Animal damage issues, now confronting managers, are discussed.
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Table of contents


1. What Is Wildlife Management?

2. Characteristics of Wildlife Populations.
3. Population Growth and Interactions.
4. Population Movements and Measurements.
5. Population Modeling.

6. Environmental Conditions Necessary for Survival.
7. Habitat Management.
8. Habitat Alteration.

9. Impacts and Mitigation.
10. Legislation and Wildlife Management.
11. The Wildlife Manager.
12. Wildlife Administration.
13. Planning.
14. Goals and Desires of the Public.

15. Big Game.
16. Small Mammals.
17. Waterfowl.
18. Shore and Upland Birds.
19. Fisheries.
20. Nongame.
21. Endangered Species.
22. Animal Damage.
23. Putting It All Together.
Appendix 1. Selected Fish and Wildlife Management Agencies.
Appendix 2. Specialized Societies. Glossary.
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