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Learn About North American Wildlife Conservation Model — Rapid City, Oct. 8

September 27, 2010

You are invited to attend a seminar on the wildlife management, conservation, and the North American Wildlife Conservation Model on Friday, October 8, 2010. (See program flyer here!)

Wildlife management and conservation in the United States and Canada are rooted in the seven principles that collectively became known at the North American Wildlife Conservation Model. The North American Model is now facing multiple challenges and it is important that sportsmen and conservationists understand what the Model is and how it operates in order to help shape future natural resource policy.

The Wildlife Society believes this education is so critical to the future of wildlife management and conservation in this country that it devoted the entire Fall 2010 issue of its magazine, The Wildlife Professional, to the North American Wildlife Conservation Model and the issues that it faces. Introducing this special issue of the magazine, Dr. Bruce D. Leopold, President of The Wildlife Society, states:

Regrettably, few graduate students studying for careers in wildlife know about the Model and its seven underlying principles, and many wildlife professionals and policymakers have ever even heard of it. This is why we are presenting this issue of our magazine — to explain one of the world’s most successful approaches to wildlife and habitat conservation.

. . . Each of the principles arose independently in a different context as wildlife management evolved in North America, many as a direct result of colonists’ anger over how wildlife resources were controlled in England. Rather than endorse elite control of wildlife as private property, the Model’s principles ensure that wildlife remains available to all, conserved for future generations.

On October 8th, Shane Mahoney, a wildlife biologist and internationally known lecturer on the North American Model, and John Cooper, a former secretary of SD Game Fish & Parks and a past president of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, will speak on the North American Wildlife Conservation Model. You are invited to join us to learn about the origins of the North American Model, how it has operated, the challenges that the Model faces today and the implications for future wildlife management and conservation in this country.

  • DATE: Friday, October 8. 2010
  • TIME: 7:30 p.m. MST
  • PLACE: Sylvan Rooms I & II
    Ramkota Hotel/Conference Center
    2111 N. LaCrosse Street
    Rapid City, SD 57701

There is no admission charge. Please invite your friends to attend this seminar.

Sponsored by the Sierra Sportsmen, the Rapid City Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, and the Black Hills Group of the Sierra Club.

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