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.
* Covers the development of natural resource law and the conservation agencies in North America, and also provides models for international use
* Examines the roles of diverse federal, state, and non-governmental agencies, and how they cooperate as professionals to accomplish natural resources management
* Leads readers to a greater understanding of the politics and interplay of priorities in professional conservation biology
* Assists the certification processes of professional societies
* Includes end-of-chapter questions for further thought and discussion, as well as offset boxes throughout the text to help explain more technical subjects
Wildlife Management and Conservation presents a clear overview of the management and conservation of animals, their habitats, and how people influence both. The relationship among these three components of Wildlife Management is explained in chapters written by leading experts and is designed to prepare wildlife students for careers in which they will be charged with maintaining healthy animal populations; finding ways to restore depleted populations while reducing overabundant, introduced, or pest species; and managing relationships among various human stakeholders.
Topics covered in this book include
* The Definitions of Wildlife and Management
* Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management
* Animal Behavior
* Predator–Prey Relationships
* Structured Decision Making
* Issues of Scale in Wildlife Management
* Wildlife Health
* Historical Context of Wildlife Management and Conservation
* Hunting and Trapping
* Non-Game Species
* Nutrition Ecology
* Water Management
* Climate Change
* Conservation Planning
Range Management: Principles and Practices is an up-to-date, easy-to-read text bringing together the key principles and practices of Contemporary Range Management, presenting them in logical sequence as concisely and efficiently as possible.
The authors introduce the Fundamentals of Range Management using current and relevant scientific studies and practical examples, and illustrating key concepts with pictures, figures, and tables. Grazing Management is emphasized, and several other aspects of range management are given comprehensive coverage.
In particular, this edition has been updated with comprehensive information on highly relevant issues such as Range Animal Behavior, Economics, Energy, and Multiple Use Environments.