Wildlife & Natural Resource Management

  • AUTHOR: Kevin H. Deal
  • ISBN-13: 9781305627741 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 384 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 4th Edition
  • ©2017     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Fully revised for the fourth edition, WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT explores wildlife, fisheries, and natural resource management today, including discussions on potential careers. Designed for high school students in an agriculture program or environmental science course, this text introduces the history and administration of natural resources, as well as broader concepts that impact everyone, including conservation, endangered species, and human impacts on wildlife. Section II then focuses specifically on how to identify species, including colorful feature articles on wild animals in their habitats. As our human population continues to grow, the pressure on natural resources will inevitably increase, creating opportunities for future generations. WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 4E helps students see their role in that future, whether personal or professional, and how a better understanding of the natural world can prepare them for success.

Features

  • Active Learning: Objectives, Terms to Know, Review Questions, and Learning Activities in every chapter help students understand, track, and retain key concepts in the readings.
  • Extended Resources: On-page web links and detailed appendices offer more information about the government offices, agencies, and private organizations involved in wildlife and natural resource management.
  • Colorful Presentation: Lively, full-color photos and illustrations engage modern students in the natural world they may rarely see—giving them a glimpse of the wildlife, habitats, and natural resources outside their doors.
  • Wild Articles: Special feature articles in Section II share insights about animals, including habitats, feeding habits, lifecycles, and photos to help students connect with North American wildlife.
  • Career Focus. Students can explore traditional and emerging roles in the environmental sciences—from park ranger and fishery manager to biologist and conservationist—opening a vast, natural gateway to future career opportunities.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Kevin H. Deal

    Kevin H. Deal was a teacher in the Career and Technical Sciences program at Northwest High School in Justin, Texas for 28 years. During his tenure, he taught a variety of agriculture courses, including Introduction to World Agriculture, Applied World Agriculture, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management, Canine Sciences, and Animal Sciences. He is now retired.

Table of Contents

Section I: INTRODUCTION.
1. The Importance of Natural Resources.
2. Conservation: Wise Use of Natural Resources.
3. The History of Wildlife Management in America.
4. The Administration of Wildlife Management.
5. Habitat Requirements of Wildlife.
6. The Human Impact on Wildlife Habitat.
7. Wildlife and American Sport Hunting.
8. Modern Wildlife Management.
9. Modern Waterfowl Management.
10. Endangered Species.
11. Wildlife Parks and Zoos.
Section II: WILDLIFE AND FISH IDENTIFICATION.
12. Large Mammals.
13. Small Mammals.
14. Nonindigenous Species.
15. Upland Game Birds.
16. Ducks, Geese, Swans, and Cranes.
17. Songbirds and Other Common Birds.
18. Avian Predators.
19. Common Shorebirds, Herons, and Egrets.
20. Reptiles.
21. Amphibians.
22. Freshwater Habitats and Their Management.
23. Freshwater Fishes.
Section III: CAREERS.
24. Careers in Wildlife and Fisheries Management.

New to this Edition

  • Government Updates: New information about federal regulations, as well as details on new educational programs, help students understand the ways many agencies and industries work together to manage and conserve the country’s natural resources.
  • Revised Data: The latest statistics depict the current state of habitats, wildlife, and natural resources throughout North America, particularly those impacted by the economy—demonstrating how other industries effect wildlife and natural resource management.
  • Energy Trends: Added content on energy conservation, fossil fuels, and wind turbines gives students a feel for how the industry has evolved along with our energy needs.
  • New Activities: Revised activities offer students a variety of learning opportunities outside the classroom, encouraging them to dig more deeply into the topics that trigger their interest.
  • More Photos: All-new color photos depict North American animals in their natural habitats, making it easy for students to identify every species in the text.

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