Originally published in 1974, Waterfowl and Wetlands analyses waterfowl hunting patterns in the late sixties in the hopes of protecting waterfowl resources such as wetlands. Wetlands are obviously an important resource for migratory waterfowl however they are often drained for agricultural purposes which can have dramatic effects on waterfowl population. This study aims to explore the issues surrounding waterfowl and wetlands in an attempt to determine their value to hunters, farmers and the general public. This study will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Valuation of Waterfowl: A Theoretical Framework 3. Valuation of Waterfowl: An Empirical Test 4. Population Dynamics of North American Mallards 5. Optimal Management Programs 6. Conclusion; Appendix