Can Wildlife Management Stay Relevant? A Roadmap!

The importance of wildlife management staying relevant to key stakeholders has been discussed by state conservation agencies for decades. Even back in the 1930s, presentations at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference held presentations that referenced the importance of relevancy. People’s interests, concerns and opinions about fish and …

Interest-Based Problem Solving

A fresh approach to resolving issues, which aren’t necessarily deeply rooted, is to apply interest-based problem solving (IBPS) to your conflicts. Instead of fighting out disagreements, the interest-based problem solving model creates an atmosphere to address differences among individuals and groups, according to Julie L. Brockman, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Michigan …

Dealing Effectively with Conflict in Wildlife Conservation

Every fish and wildlife management agency must address a wide variety of conflicts on a regular basis. Indeed, the ability to effectively conserve and manage many wildlife species is closely tied to the competence of fish and wildlife managers in addressing these conflicts successfully. That’s why this article is dedicated …

Recommended Books

Who doesn’t like a good book? Here you’ll find a number of member-recommended books on everything from leadership and conflict resolution to communicating effectively. Leadership Following is a list of member-recommended books and authors’ last name: Leading Quietly – Badaracco Good to Great – Collins Built to Last – Collins …

Successful Fish and Wildlife Programs: It’s All about People and Process

Photo credit: Idaho Department of Fish and Game Today’s fish and wildlife professionals find themselves working with a wide variety of people, across jurisdictions, to tackle conservation issues large and small. They are engaging regularly with new audiences – including those with a strong distrust of government regulation or taxation. …