Wildlife Policies in the U.S. National Parks / Edition 1

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<p>This volume presents the results of a five-year study of wildlife-management policies in national parks. It synthesizes interviews with individuals inside and outside the National Park Service, provides a comprehensive review of published and unpublished literature, and draws on the collective experience of the authors with various units of the system over the past three decades. Among the topics examined are: <ul> <li>the structure and history of the National Park System and Service <li>wildlife "problems" in the parks <li>the role of science in formulating policies and in management <li>recommendations for changes in policy formulation, management, and scientific research procedures </ul>
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559634052
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Frederic H. Wagner is professor of fisheries and wildlife, director of the Ecology Center, and associate dean of the College of Natural Resources, at Utah State University, Logan. Before moving to Utah he served as wildlife research biologist for the Wisconsin Conservation Department. Since relocating, his research has focused on ecology of animal populations and arid lands. He has served as director of the US International Biological Program's Desert Biome Project, and has been involved with a number of western public policy issues, particularly with the role of science in policy formation.

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Table of Contents

1 Professional Review of a Great System 1
2 Natural-Resources Values, Goals, and Policies of the System 10
3 Wildlife "Problems" in the Parks 44
4 Constraints on Attainment of Natural-Resources Goals 69
5 Science Administration for and in the System 94
6 Ecological Terms and Concepts That Influence Policy Directions 112
7 Future Directions 158
Literature Cited 205
About the Authors 229
Index 231
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