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Natural resource administration : wildlife, fisheries, forests and parks

Author: D W Sparling
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Academic Press, [2014] ©2014
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Presents a perspective on natural resource administration in North America, how it developed, how it is structured, and where it might be heading. This book covers the history of natural resource  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D W Sparling
ISBN: 0124046479 9780124046474
OCLC Number: 819717441
Description: xxvi, 346 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Basics of natural resources --
1. Differing perspectives on natural resource policy --
Preservation and conservation --
Goals of conservation --
Ecosystem services --
Evaluating the success of conservation efforts --
2. History of wildlife and natural resource conservation --
Pre-European era (prior to the 1500s) --
European incursions and early settlement (late 1500s to 1700) --
Dawning of the myth of superabundance (1700 to the 1850s) --
Concept of manifest destiny --
Era of protectionism --
Dawning of modern wildlife biology --
Post-war capitalism and the move towards environmentalism --
pt. II. Environmental law --
3. Historical perspectives on the "ownership" of wildlife --
Types of laws and how they are formed --
State and provincial development --
Development of Wildlife Law : Colonial times and earlier --
Critical Supreme court decisions --
The pillars of Federal Law --
Federal right to make treaties --
Federal right to protect its property --
Federal jurisdiction over interstate commerce --
The North American model of Wildlife Conservation --
4. A closer look at key environmental laws --
Legislation dealing with endangered species --
The US Endangered Species Act --
Endangered species in Canada --
International concern for endangered species --
Laws that focus on habitat --
pt. III. The bureaucracy of natural resources --
5. Federal administration in Canada --
Natural Resources Canada --
Fisheries and Oceans Canada --
6. US Department of the Interior --
United States Fish and Wildlife Service --
National Park Service --
Bureau of Land Management --
United States Geological Survey --
Bureau of Indian Affairs --
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement --
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement --
Bureau of Reclamation --
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement --
7. US Department of Agriculture --
US Forest Service --
Natural Resources Conservation Service --
8. Natural resource management at the state and provincial levels --
pt. IV. Non-governmental agencies, people, and money --
9. A selected list of non-governmental organizations (NGO's) --
International organizations --
International Union for Conservation of Nature --
World wildlife Fund --
Conservation International --
The Nature Conservancy --
Species- or taxon-focused groups --
ducks Unlimited --
Pheasants Forever --
Trout Unlimited --
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation --
Mega conservation groups --
National Resources Defense Council --
Sierra Club --
National wildlife Federation --
Canadian Wildlife Federation --
National Audubon Society --
Professional societies --
The Wildlife Society --
Society of American Foresters --
American Fisheries Society --
Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists --
Ultra-radical NGOs and imposters --
10. Stakeholders, clients, and cooperators : who are they? --
General description of outdoor and natural resource use --
Factors that affect participation of stakeholders --
11. The need for a good public relations department --
Principles of public relations --
12. The bottom line- funding, budgeting, and planning --
The budget process --
13. What next?
Responsibility: Donald W. Sparling.
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