Wildlife Stewardship and Recreation on Private Lands

Wildlife Stewardship and Recreation on Private Lands

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In the United States, two-thirds of lands are private, and 85 percent of all wildlife is found on these private lands. Who is responsible for wildlife found on private lands - the government, who has the authority to manage wildlife on behalf of all citizens, or the landowners? How can governments carry out their management mission without encroaching on the property rights of landowners? How can landowners be encouraged to manage and preserve wildlife? The authors attempt to answer these questions, examining ways that public and private sectors can work together considering ways governments and landowners can be good stewards of the public's wildlife using recreation, tax advantages, and cost shares as incentives.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 23 b/w photographs, 8 tables, bibliography, index
  • 1585444456
  • 9781585444458

About Delwin E. Benson

Delwin E. Benson is professor and extension wildlife specialist in the Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University. Ross "Skip" Shelton is distinguished professor of wildlife and land policy in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Don W. Steinbach is professor and extension specialist in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University.show more

Review quote

"... a thought-provoking book about a topic that is increasingly important. It will be very useful for conservationists, landowners, hunters, wildlife watchers, biologists, land managers, and policy-makers who must face the thorny issues of individual versus collective rights." - The Quarterly Review of Biology"show more