Wolves Bears and Their Prey in AlaskaWolves Bears and Their Prey in Alaska



This book assesses Alaskan wolf and bear management programs from scientific and economic perspectives. Relevant factors that should be taken into account when evaluating the utility of such programs are identified.

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This book assesses Alaskan wolf and bear management programs from scientific and economic perspectives. Relevant factors that should be taken into account when evaluating the utility of such programs are identified. The assessment includes a review of current scientific knowledge about the dynamics and management of large mammalian predator-prey relationships and human harvest of wildlife in northern ecosystems, and an evaluation of the extent to which existing research and management data allow prediction of the outcome of wolf management or control programs and grizzly bear management programs. Included is an evaluation of available economic studies and methodologies for estimating the costs and benefits of predator control programs in Alaska.

Environmental Conflict in AlaskaEnvironmental Conflict in Alaska



Haggstrom et al . , “ Citizen Participation , ” 5–12 ; National Research Council , Wolves , Bears and Their Prey , 17–18 . 63. Van den Berg , “ Center Condemns Wolf Control , ” 3 . 64. Haggstrom et al . , “ Citizen Participation ...

Author: Ken Ross

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The state also attracted passionate environmentalists - enthralled by natural beauty - who found increasing support from a public anxious about pollution and resource depletion."--BOOK JACKET.

Changing TracksChanging Tracks



49 National Research Council , Wolves , Bears , and Their Prey in Alaska : Biological and Social Challenges in Wildlife Management ( Washington , D.C .: National Academy Press , 1997 ) , 182–88 . 50 Hampton , Great American Wolf ...

Author: Timothy Rawson

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A century ago, nearly all Americans agreed that the fewer wolves, the better. Now many people ardently defend wolves for ecological, ethical, spiritual, and symbolic reasons. Changing Tracks chronicles the issue that helped reshape our views toward predators. The wolf-sheep controversy in Mt. McKinley (Denali) National Park, Alaska, had a profound impact on the evolving definition of National Park Service policy and still echoes in today's discussions of wildlife management. In the 1930s, the Park Service began to question the existing purpose of parks as game refuges. Wolves had been extirpated in other parks, but when the service stopped killing them in McKinley, concern for the declining Dall sheep population aroused antiwolf sentiment. The ensuing argument over park wildlife policy lasted more than twenty years, as Alaskans and the nation's sportsmen urged vigorous wolf control rather than letting a natural balance prevail in the park. The controversy brought Park Service biologist Adolph Murie to Alaska, where he conducted the first scientific study of wolf ecology. Yet politics and sentiment proved more important than science, dictating agency action, as is often the case in public policy. Arguments over wolves, in Alaska and elsewhere, now seem endless, and they started here. Changing Tracks is an essential Alaska story, but the issues constitute a cornerstone of conservation history that has been replayed in ecological management and philosophy worldwide. Changing Tracks is exceedingly well written and a pleasure to read. (Journal of the History of Biology) [A]n important contribution to the literature of national park history and of the wolf. . . . In tracing the story [Rawson] was able to shed light on the larger stories of changing attitudes toward animals, especially game and predatory animals, in American history in general and national park history in particular. (Environmental History) Timothy Rawson has written a splendid book. . . . [H]e spans philosophy, evolving perceptions, biology, politics, agency principles and pragmatics, and ethics. He writes with facility and style because he has mastered the vast documentary trove that holds the story. . . . . Across all this rugged terrain Rawson retains his balance, and provides historical perspectives true to the times he records. . . . . It is all in this beautifully written and researched book . . . as they say in the trade, it is a page-turner. (Alaska History) Few subjects illustrate shifting notions of wilderness in national parks better than the treatment of wolves. . . . Rawson's account provides a rare opportunity to see how agency leaders decide what was in the best interest of wild nature and the nation . . . this work [is] informative and compelling and a valuable addition to our understanding of nature. (Pacific Northwest Quarterly)

Investigation of Wolf Population Response to Intensive Trapping in the Presence of High Ungulate BiomassInvestigation of Wolf Population Response to Intensive Trapping in the Presence of High Ungulate Biomass



Wolves , bears , and their prey in Alaska . National Research Council . National Academy Press , Washington , DC . PETERSON , RO , JD WOOLINGTON , AND TN BAILEY . 1984. Wolves of the Kenai Peninsula , Alaska . Wildlife Monographs 88 .

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Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources ConferenceTransactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference



Increases in moose , caribou and wolves following wolf control in Alaska . ... as a determinant of management acceptability : Insights from wolf and grizzly bear management in Alaska . ... Wolves , bears and their prey in Alaska .

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Includes another issue of 1936 ed. without illus.

Yellowstone ScienceYellowstone Science



He has studied wolves and their prey since 1958. ... Yellowstone's Bear Management Office shared information regarding bear feeding behavior , and Dr. Francis Singer provided ... Caribou calf mortality in Denali National Park , Alaska .

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1997 Wolves , bears , and their prey in Alaska : biological and social challenges in wildlife management . Washington , DC : National Research Council . Peterson , R. O. 1977 Wolf ecology and prey relationships on Isle Royale .

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