Natural Resource Administration

Natural Resource Administration : Wildlife, Fisheries, Forests and Parks

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Natural Resource and Wildlife Administration presents a clear perspective on natural resource administration in North America, how it developed, how it is currently structured, and where it might be heading. Intertwined areas of natural resources, including wildlife administration, fisheries, forestry, and other competitive land uses, are heavily discussed. The book covers the history of natural resource management in Europe and North America, proceeding to environmental law; agencies involved in wildlife and natural resource management; and the human dimensions of public relations and economic concerns.

Natural Resource and Wildlife Administration provides solid background on the history of natural resource conservation, critical laws protecting resources, and the nature of agencies. The interconnectedness among natural resources makes this a useful text for disciplines such as wildlife, fisheries, and forestry.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 7.62mm | 476.27g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124046479
  • 9780124046474

Table of contents

Section 1: Basics of Natural Resource

Chapter 1. Introduction - What Does "Natural Resources" Include?

Chapter 2. Differing Perspectives on Natural Resource Policy

Section 2. Environmental History and Law

Chapter 3. History of Wildlife and Natural Resource Conservation

Chapter 4. Historical Perspectives on the "Ownership" of Wildlife

Chapter 5. A Closer Look at Key Environmental Laws

Section 3. The Bureaucracy of Natural Resources

Chapter 6. Federal Administration in Canada

Chapter 7. U.S. Department of the Interior

Chapter 8. U.S. Department of Agriculture

Chapter 9. Administration at the Provincial and State Level

Section 4. Non-governmental Agencies, People and Money

Chapter 10. A Selected List of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Chapter 11. Stakeholders, clients and cooperators: Who Are They?

Chapter 12. The Need for a Good Public Relations Department

Chapter 13. The Bottom Line - Funding Sources and the Budgetary Process

Chapter 14. What Next?
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Review Text

"...extremely well written and organized...a useful resource for those initiating a career in a wildlife-related field within academia, consulting, or government organizations."-- Journal of Wildlife Management , February 2015
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"...extremely well written and organized...a useful resource for those initiating a career in a wildlife-related field within academia, consulting, or government organizations."--Journal of Wildlife Management, February 2015
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About Donald W. Sparling

Donald W. Sparling is an Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University. Having written more than 100 publications, his research interests in wildlife ecology include contaminant ecology, specifically the effects of contaminants on amphibians, reptiles, and birds; and wetland ecology, including storm water wetlands and the development of an index of biological integrity for assessing wetland conditions.
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