Texas Wildlife Resources And Land Uses

Paperback | January 1, 1999

EditorRaymond C. II Telfair

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Natural habitats for wildlife in Texas and the many species they support are dwindling at an alarming rate as an ever-growing population continues to develop the land for commercial, industrial, and agricultural uses. To take stock of our current wildlife and land resources, identify challenges facing them, and offer strategies for future management and conservation, this book presents over twenty-five essays by experts from a wide range of governmental and private organizations involved in wildlife policy and management.

Modeled on the proceedings of a 1982 wildlife symposium published by the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, this book updates and expands the issues involved in wildlife and land use. The chapters are grouped into five sections-perspectives on Texas wildlife resources, future expectations in land use, the public and future demands for wildlife, wildlife management and research, and wildlife management on public lands. The diverse and sometimes competing viewpoints presented here will be important reading for everyone concerned with managing land for wildlife.

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Natural habitats for wildlife in Texas and the many species they support are dwindling at an alarming rate as an ever-growing population continues to develop the land for commercial, industrial, and agricultural uses. To take stock of our current wildlife and land resources, identify challenges facing them, and offer strategies for fut...

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Natural habitats for wildlife in Texas and the many species they support are dwindling at an alarming rate as an ever-growing population continues to develop the land for commercial, industrial, and agricultural uses. To take stock of our current wildlife and land resources, identify challenges facing them, and offer strategies for fut...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.01 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292781598

ISBN - 13:9780292781597

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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction. Ecological Regions of Texas: Description, Land Use, and Wildlife (Raymond C. Telfair II)Part I. Perspectives On Texas Wildlife Resources1. The Need for a Texas Land Ethic (Pete A. Y. Gunter and Max Oelschlaeger)2. Urban Growth and Environmental Values in Texas (Robin W. Doughty)3. Texas Wildlife--Fourteen Years Later (James G. Teer)Part II. Future Expectations in Land Use4. Status of the Forest Resource in Texas (Bruce R. Miles)5. Agricultural Development and Sustainability (Don E. Albrecht)6. Water for Texas: An Overview of Future Needs (Tommy R. Knowles)7. Extraction of Coal and Uranium Resources (Melvin B. Hodgkiss and William S. Chovanec)8. Transportation and the Environment (William F. Hood)Part III. The Public and Future Demands for Wildlife9. Wildlife Diversity Issues (John Herron)10. Human Dimensions Research in Texas: Past Efforts and Future Needs (Clark E. Adams and John K. Thomas)11. Landowners' View of Wildlife and Wildlife Users (Deborah Slator Gillan and Bart J. Gillan III)12. The Implications of the 1995 Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan on Wildlife Use and Demand (James A. DeLoney)Part IV. Wildlife Management And Research13. Wildlife Management Programs, Goals, and Issues: The State Perspective, 1990 (Ted L. Clark)14. Wildlife Extension and Technical Assistance: Programs, Goals, and Issues (Milo Shult and Don Steinbach)15. Texas--A Private Lands State (Kirby L. Brown)16. Nuisance Wildlife and Land Use (Murray T. Walton)17. Wildlife Research in Texas, 1981-1990 (Fred S. Guthery and Nova J. Silvy)Part V. Wildlife Management on Public Lands18. Texas General Land Office (Spencer L. Reid)19. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (Andrew Sansom)20. University Lands (F. Stephen Hartmann)21. Texas Department of Transportation (Craig A. Steffens)22. National Park Service (James E. Walters)23. National Wildlife Refuges (Joseph P. Mazzoni)24. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (John L. Steele Jr.)25. National Forests and Grasslands (Larry H. Bonner)26. U.S. Department of Defense (Dennis M. Herbert)Prognosis (Joe C. Truett and Daniel W. Lay)AppendixesA. Conservation Organizations in Texas (Lee Ann Johnson Linam)B. Plants Cited in the Text C. Animals Cited in the TextD. Texas Threatened and Endangered Species, November 1997