The 8th International Wildlife Ranching Symposium, Congress for Wildlife and Livelihoods on Private and Communal Lands: Livestock, Tourism, and Spirit, was held on September 7-12, 2014 in Estes Park, Colorado to encourage actions toward issues and opportunities involving private lands, their owners/operators, and cooperating public and private agencies, organizations, and businesses. These digital collections include presentations given under the symposia themes: Biodiversity, Threatened and Imperiled Species, Business of Conservation, Climate and Energy, Enrich and Broaden Communications About Conservation, Human and Wildlife Conflicts, Landscapes and Grouse, Private Work with Wildlife and People in the United States, Use of Wildlife for Food and Farming with Elk and Deer in Enclosed System, and Wild and Feral Pigs. Also included here are the Keynotes for all symposia themes.

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  • How to use storytelling techniques to better communicate science & policy 

    Author(s):Calderazzo, John
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    "Science is the greatest of all adventure stories," says physicist Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe. "It's been unfolding for thousands of years as we have sought to understand ourselves and our surroundings ...
  • Keynote speaker Chad Bishop: Colorado parks and wildlife 

    Author(s):Bishop, Chad
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
  • Overview of private lands programs, past and present, An 

    Author(s):Morgan, Ken; Morgan, Ken
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Since the inception of the Colorado Division of Wildlife over 100 years ago (now Colorado Parks and Wildlife), wildlife managers have depended on developing and maintaining working relationships with private landowners to ...
  • Conservation in the 21st century - thinking big, the public good, and private lands 

    Author(s):Hayes, John
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Conservation and stewardship of our natural resources have been fundamental to the missions of a number of our public agencies in the United States since their inception. However, as important as public lands have been for ...
  • Conservation policy needs for privately owned grasslands 

    Author(s):Manes, Robert; Riley, Terry
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    The concept of affecting conservation at large scales is relatively simple: If strategies can be applied across traditional boundaries, then fragmenting effects of development and land management can be ameliorated for ...
  • Introduction to land and animal ownership 

    Author(s):Benson, Delwin E.
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Private lands are used for wildlife and livelihoods on 2/3rds of the US including Colorado. Eastern US and Colorado is more private and the West more public. In Colorado, private lands dominate the eastern short grass ...
  • Introductions to congress and important issues 

    Author(s):Benson, Delwin E.
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Dr. Benson addresses the Congress participants asking them the consider the "spirit of things" (i.e. the spirit of wanting to recognize the values of private sector, communal sector, and the problems that happen with those ...
  • Oil and natural gas industry conservation measures to protect the Greater Sage-Grouse 

    Author(s):Meinhart, Brian; Riley, Terry
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    The potential listing of the Greater Sage-Grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) is a major cause for concern for communities throughout the West. As the species ...
  • How teaching ethics can be the most persuasive method for preserving our hunting and conservation heritage 

    Author(s):Sabbeth, Michael; Calderazzo, John
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Our Land Ethic and our conservation and hunting traditions cannot defend or advance themselves. Such achievements require rhetorical skill, wisdom, confidence, moral clarity and hard work. Skillful persuasion that appeals ...
  • Drought risk and adaptation in the Interior 

    Author(s):Morisette, Jeffrey; Morisette, Jeffrey
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Drought is part of the normal climate variability in the Great Plains and Intermountain Western United States, but recent severe droughts along with climate change projections have increased the interest and need for better ...
  • Environmental knowledge learned from the park 

    Author(s):Mack John
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    With continued and increasing human development or alteration of natural environments and ecosystems, parks and protected areas have become increasingly valuable as natural areas, not only for public enjoyment and experiences, ...
  • Balancing energy development with fish and wildlife 

    Author(s):Belinda, Steve; Belinda, Steve
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Increased energy development such as oil, gas, solar, wind and geothermal are threatening public-lands hunting and fishing opportunities across the country. In the past 15 years, more than 40 million acres of the West have ...
  • Public values of wildlife: what are they? 

    Author(s):Steinbach, Don
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    In analyzing public values of wildlife, one must define the segments of the public that you want to access values regarding wildlife. Teel, T. L, et al (Wildlife Values in the West) defined publics who value wildlife. They ...
  • Large-scale conservation: engaging agencies, organizations, landowners and funders 

    Author(s):Manes, Robert
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    The concept of affecting conservation at large scales is relatively simple: If strategies can be applied across traditional boundaries, then fragmenting effects of development and land management can be ameliorated for ...
  • Colorado habitat exchange 

    Author(s):Fankhauser, Terry; Morgan, Ken
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    The Colorado Habitat Exchange gives ranchers a new return on investment for stewarding wildlife and land resources. To address the issue of moving toward energy security without doing irreparable damage to wildlife and the ...
  • SYSMAS: a handy software to manage by SMS & Web interface notifications on HWC & other wildlife events… 

    Author(s):Le Bel, Sébastien; Chavernac, David; Breck, Stewart
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Human-wildlife conflicts have drastically increased around conservation areas in Africa in recent decades, thus undermining the peaceful cohabitation of wildlife populations and rural human settlements. Mitigation packages ...
  • Supporting landscape-scale planning with decision support toolkits 

    Author(s):Crist, Patrick; Anderson, David
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Conservation decisions often come down to actions by individual private landowners, whether it be acquisition of easements, land or development rights; outreach and education, assistance with restoration, etc. To target ...
  • Innovative chili dispenser to establish memory fence dynamics at crop-wildlife interfaces for effective long term human-elephant conflict mitigation, An 

    Author(s):La Grange, Mike; Le Bel, Sébastien; Breck, Stewart
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    With elephant populations in southern Africa increasing at 5% per annum, local communities living in marginal land adjacent to protected areas are faced with increasing occurrences of human-elephant conflict. If this ...
  • Critical ecosystem profile for the tropical Andes - engaging civil society to conserve a biodiversity hotspot 

    Author(s):Comer, Patrick; Anderson, David
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    The Tropical Andes is among the top of the list of worldwide hotspots for endemic species. This region also supports exceptional cultural diversity and large populations of indigenous peoples. Home to some of the earliest ...
  • Examining the monetary risks and rewards for the anthropogenic spread of wild hogs 

    Author(s):Caudell, Joe N.; Welch, Katelyn; Dowell, Emily; Higginbotham, Billy
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Wild hogs (Sus scrofa) are an invasive, exotic species that have spread through much of the US through anthropogenic means. Many states have laws and regulations with the intent of reducing the illegal importation, ...

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