Natural resource administration : wildlife, fisheries, forests and parks / Donald W. Sparling.

Sparling, D. W. (Donald W.)
San Diego, California : Academic Press, 2014.
1 online resource (373 p.)
Natural resources -- Management.
Natural resources -- Law and legislation.
Electronic books.
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 a
Front Cover; Natural Resource Administration; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Is Natural Resource Administration Important?; What's the Scope of this Book?; Structure of the Book; Part I: Basics of Natural Resources; Part II: Environmental Law; Part III: The Bureaucracy of Natural Resources; Part IV: Non-Governmental Agencies, People, and Money; References; I: Basics of Natural Resources; 1 Differing Perspectives on Natural Resource Policy; Introduction; Preservation and Conservation; Goals of Conservation; Multiple Use, Sustained Yield; Use-Constrained Management
Human-Focused Conservation Conservation Biology or Conservation Science?; Sustainability; Ecosystem Services; Ecosystem Resilience and Resistance; Evaluating the Success of Conservation Efforts; References; 2 History of Wildlife and Natural Resource Conservation; Introduction; The Pre-European Era (Prior to THE 1500's); European Incursions and Early Settlement (Late 1500's to 1700); Dawning of the Myth of Superabundance (1700 to the 1850's); The Development of the Concept of Manifest Destiny; Seeds of Concern; The Era of Protectionism; The Dawning of Modern Wildlife Biology
Post-War Capitalism and the Move Towards Environmentalism References; II: Environmental Law; 3 Historical Perspectives on the "Ownership" of Wildlife; Introduction; 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; A Fourth Federal Right; More Recent Developments; What's the Bottom Line in This History?
The North American Model of Wildlife ConservationReferences; 4 A Closer Look at Key Environmental Laws; Introduction; Legislation Dealing with Endangered Species; The US Endangered Species Act and Forerunners; Other United States Endangered Species Laws; Endangered Species in Canada; Endangered Species in the States and Provinces; International Concern for Endangered Species; Other Major Federal Wildlife Laws; Two Acts Not Based on Ecological Need; Other Federal Wildlife-Related Laws in Canada; Laws that Focus on Habitat; References; III: The Bureaucracy of Natural Resources
5 Federal Administration in Canada Introduction; Environment Canada; Organizational Structure of Environment Canada; More on the Canadian Wildlife Service; Funding of Environment Canada Programs; Acts Administered by Environment Canada; Parks Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Organizational Structure of Natural Resources Canada; Budget for NRCan; Acts Administered by Natural Resources Canada; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Organizational Structure of Fisheries and Oceans; Fisheries and Oceans Budget; Selected Acts under Fisheries and Oceans Administration; References
6 US Department of the Interior
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed February 4, 2014).
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