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.
Section 1: Basics of Natural Resource 1. Introduction - What Does "Natural Resources" Include? 2. Differing Perspectives on Natural Resource Policy
Section 2. Environmental History and Law 3. History of Wildlife and Natural Resource Conservation 4. Historical Perspectives on the "Ownership" of Wildlife 5. A Closer Look at Key Environmental Laws
Section 3. The Bureaucracy of Natural Resources 6. Federal Administration in Canada 7. U.S. Department of the Interior 8. U.S. Department of Agriculture 9. Administration at the Provincial and State Level
Section 4. Non-governmental Agencies, People and Money 10. A Selected List of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) 11. Stakeholders, clients and cooperators: Who Are They? 12. The Need for a Good Public Relations Department 13. The Bottom Line - Funding Sources and the Budgetary Process 14. What Next?