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Title: Wildlife Administration


1
Wildlife Administration
  • Wildlife Management Course

2
Land of Plenty
  • Pennsylvania Penns Woods
  • 1610 Moose, caribou, bison, timber wolves,
    beaver, lynx, bobcat, fisher marten

3
Attitudes of the American Indians
  • Had been here for more than 10,000 years
  • Took what they needed, not what they didnt
  • Lived in harmony

4
Attitudes of Early Colonists
  • 90 of the colonists lived in rural areas
  • Believed the land owed them a living and did
    not adapt to wilderness
  • Cleared land
  • Hunted for food
  • Killed predators

5
Conservation Efforts
  • Market Hunting vs. Sport Hunting
  • Lacey Act made market hunting illegal
  • Aldo Leopold father of wildlife management

6
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Desired to preserve Americas wildlife
  • American attitude prevented this
  • Created National Park System, more than 50
    wildlife refuges
  • Elk, bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, grizzly bear

7
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service(National)
  • First created in 1871 to study decline of fish
  • 6,000 employees
  • Responsible for
  • Migratory birds
  • Endangered species
  • Fisheries
  • Marine Mammals
  • Wildlife Refuges
  • Research
  • Law Enforcement
  • Habitat Protection

8
Protection of Wildlife Resources
  • U.S. Forest Service manages 190 million acres of
    forest
  • Bureau of Land Management 270 million acres of
    land
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation
    Reserve Program (CRP)

9
Pennsylvania Game Commission (State)
  • Started in 1895 - manages all birds/mammals in PA
    with 3 goals
  • Management
  • Education
  • Law Enforcement
  • 700 Employees
  • 6 regions
  • 22 WMUs (Wildlife Management Units)
  • 350 square miles per WCO (Wildlife Conservation
    Officer)
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