Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
Home | Intranet | Digital Measures | Help

Organ, J.F. The North American model of wildlife conservation and wild turkey management: the future. Pages 19-23 in D.E. Miller, editor, Proceedings of the eleventh national wild turkey symposium. Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.

Abstract

Seven principles comprise the concept known as the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Each of these principles has been employed for restoring and managing wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo). Today, we enjoy abundant populations and hunting opportunities, but potential threats could erode these in the future. These include trends towards commercialization and privatization, reduced land access for hunting, erosion of science, public antipathy towards hunting, and reduction of forest habitat quality due to limitations on forest management practices. Herein, I discuss each of these elements and challenges of maintaining relevance of the North American Model to wild turkey management.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 154

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 241

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 695

Scientific Publications: 1962

Presentations: 4417

 

Status

Published
December 2015

Unit Authors

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey