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Usda-Extension Wildlife And Fisheries Educational Programs 1978-2000, James E. Miller Oct 2006

Usda-Extension Wildlife And Fisheries Educational Programs 1978-2000, James E. Miller

11th Triennial National Wildlife & Fisheries Extension Specialists Conference (2006)

This paper provides a brief overview of the history of USDA-Extension wildlife and fisheries programs at the national level, with emphasis on the years 1978-2000. Portions of the earlier history of Extension wildlife and fisheries programs at the national level can be found in previous proceedings of these National conferences and in other publications (see Miller 1981). This review of programs conducted or influenced by the National Program Leader (NPL) during the period is a brief snapshot in time regarding the presence of an experienced and motivated professional serving in the NPL wildlife and fisheries position.


Bringing Extension Into The Classroom, Christopher Deperno, Christopher E. Moorman Oct 2006

Bringing Extension Into The Classroom, Christopher Deperno, Christopher E. Moorman

11th Triennial National Wildlife & Fisheries Extension Specialists Conference (2006)

The dissemination of research-based information has been a hallmark of North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) land grant mission for more than 100 years. Through county Cooperative Extension Centers, NCSU maintains a strong relationship with the citizens of North Carolina. However, many students do not understand the importance of the mission of a land grant university, and most do not know that North Carolina State University has an extension program. Furthermore, students do not understand the extension mission, administrative structure, or approach to educate the public. There are many ways to bring extension into the undergraduate classroom and to encourage ...


Extension: A Modern Day Pony Express?, David Drake, Ben West Oct 2006

Extension: A Modern Day Pony Express?, David Drake, Ben West

11th Triennial National Wildlife & Fisheries Extension Specialists Conference (2006)

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service for the purpose of “diffusing among the people of the United States useful and practical information on subjects relating to agriculture, home economics, and rural energy”. Since then, much has changed. Just over 92 million individuals lived in the United States in 1910, with 31% of the population employed as farmers. As of 2005, America’s population had increased to nearly 297 million people, with only 3% of the population earning a living on the farm. More telling, about 80% of America’s population now lives in a suburban/urban ...


With One Stroke Of The Pen: How Can Wildlife Extension Specialists Involve Developers And Policy-Makers In Wildlife Conservation?, Mark Hostetler Oct 2006

With One Stroke Of The Pen: How Can Wildlife Extension Specialists Involve Developers And Policy-Makers In Wildlife Conservation?, Mark Hostetler

11th Triennial National Wildlife & Fisheries Extension Specialists Conference (2006)

Residential developments have a huge impact on natural resources and wildlife, and sustainable or “green” communities are beginning to be built throughout the United States with goals to conserve wildlife habitat, to create healthy lifestyles, and to promote a sense of community. Buzzwords can be heard in the media and in town meetings: sustainability, smart growth, new urbanism, low impact development, and conservation subdivisions. Ultimately, with one stroke of a pen, developers and policymakers can determine how a community will look and feel for many years to come. Plus, citizens make day-to-day decisions that determine whether a community operates as ...


Extension: A New Opportunity For On-Line, Issue-Based Programming, Paul D. Curtis, Robert H. Schmidt, Greg K. Yarrow, Raj Smith, Stephen Vantassel Oct 2006

Extension: A New Opportunity For On-Line, Issue-Based Programming, Paul D. Curtis, Robert H. Schmidt, Greg K. Yarrow, Raj Smith, Stephen Vantassel

11th Triennial National Wildlife & Fisheries Extension Specialists Conference (2006)

Individuals and groups interested in educating the public about human-wildlife interactions should consider joining one of the various working groups (Communities of Practice) involved with eXtension. eXtension is a national Extension program designed to unify Extension’s presence on the Internet. eXtension provides collaborative tools for the development and management of content that can be published on the world wide web. Experts can participate in several ways, including answering visitor questions, submitting content (including text, images, and video), and reviewing content. Currently, of the 21 identified Communities of Practice, only one, Wildlife Damage Management, is focused on fisheries and wildlife ...


A Web-Based Outreach Tool For Aquatic Vegetation Management, Michael P. Masser Oct 2006

A Web-Based Outreach Tool For Aquatic Vegetation Management, Michael P. Masser

11th Triennial National Wildlife & Fisheries Extension Specialists Conference (2006)

Most private impoundments have multiple uses for either livestock watering, irrigation, aquaculture, and/or recreation. Infestations of aquatic vegetation can have negative impacts on these multiple uses by 1) hindering feeding and harvesting operations, 2) reducing recreational access, 3) clogging irrigation systems, 4) increasing evaporation rates by as much as 30%, 5) increasing eutrophication rates by 2- to 3-fold, 6) negatively impacting water quality for fish and wildlife species, 7) shifting the balance of the fish population (e.g., stunting), and 8) increasing breeding areas for mosquitoes and other insect pests. Many of the most noxious aquatic plants are non-indigenous ...


The “We Know, We Believe, And We Feel” Approach To Implementing Projects Under The Farm Bill To Benefit Sage-Grouse, Terry A. Messmer Oct 2006

The “We Know, We Believe, And We Feel” Approach To Implementing Projects Under The Farm Bill To Benefit Sage-Grouse, Terry A. Messmer

11th Triennial National Wildlife & Fisheries Extension Specialists Conference (2006)

Sage-grouse occupy less than 8% of their historic range. To address these declines, the western states and provinces have implemented sage-grouse management plans. These plans identified the need for local working groups (LWGs) to develop and implement conservation plans to address high priority issues. To facilitate LWGs in Utah, the Division of Wildlife Resources entered into a cooperative agreement with Utah State University Extension in 2001 to develop a Utah Community-Based Conservation (CBCP) program. Because sage-grouse occupy diverse landscapes each exhibiting different land ownership patterns, each of the sage-grouse management areas are somewhat unique. Thus, we believe the success of ...


Usda-Extension Wildlife And Fisheries Educational Programs 1978-2000, James E. Miller Oct 2006

Usda-Extension Wildlife And Fisheries Educational Programs 1978-2000, James E. Miller

11th Triennial National Wildlife & Fisheries Extension Specialists Conference (2006)

This paper provides a brief overview of the history of USDA-Extension wildlife and fisheries programs at the national level, with emphasis on the years 1978-2000. Portions of the earlier history of Extension wildlife and fisheries programs at the national level can be found in previous proceedings of these National conferences and in other publications (see Miller 1981). This review of programs conducted or influenced by the National Program Leader (NPL) during the period is a brief snapshot in time regarding the presence of an experienced and motivated professional serving in the NPL wildlife and fisheries position.


Watershed Learning Activity: Coming To Terms With Geographic Scale, Tricia G. Knoot, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Lisa A. Schulte Jun 2006

Watershed Learning Activity: Coming To Terms With Geographic Scale, Tricia G. Knoot, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Lisa A. Schulte

Natural Resource Ecology and Management Publications

Want better dialogue in your watershed group? Proles may result from participants' misunderstanding of geographic scale. The Watershed Learning Activity can foster an understanding of the importance of geographic scale through group-based experiential learning that combines aerial photography and conceptual change theory. Try it at your next watershed meeting.