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Fully revised for the fourth edition, WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT explores wildlife, fisheries, and natural resource management today, including discussions on potential careers. Designed for high school students in an agriculture program or environmental science course, this text introduces the history and administration of natural resources, as well as broader concepts that impact everyone, including conservation, endangered species, and human impacts on wildlife. Section II then focuses specifically on how to identify species, including colorful feature articles on wild animals in their habitats. As our human population continues to grow, the pressure on natural resources will inevitably increase, creating opportunities for future generations. WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 4E helps students see their role in that future, whether personal or professional, and how a better understanding of the natural world can prepare them for success.

Kevin H. Deal, Northwest High School

Kevin H. Deal was a teacher in the Career and Technical Sciences program at Northwest High School in Justin, Texas for 28 years. During his tenure, he taught a variety of agriculture courses, including Introduction to World Agriculture, Applied World Agriculture, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management, Canine Sciences, and Animal Sciences. He is now retired.
  • Government Updates: New information about federal regulations, as well as details on new educational programs, help students understand the ways many agencies and industries work together to manage and conserve the country’s natural resources.
  • Revised Data: The latest statistics depict the current state of habitats, wildlife, and natural resources throughout North America, particularly those impacted by the economy—demonstrating how other industries effect wildlife and natural resource management.
  • Energy Trends: Added content on energy conservation, fossil fuels, and wind turbines gives students a feel for how the industry has evolved along with our energy needs.
  • New Activities: Revised activities offer students a variety of learning opportunities outside the classroom, encouraging them to dig more deeply into the topics that trigger their interest.
  • More Photos: All-new color photos depict North American animals in their natural habitats, making it easy for students to identify every species in the text.
  • Career Focus. Students can explore traditional and emerging roles in the environmental sciences—from park ranger and fishery manager to biologist and conservationist—opening a vast, natural gateway to future career opportunities.
  • Active Learning: Objectives, Terms to Know, Review Questions, and Learning Activities in every chapter help students understand, track, and retain key concepts in the readings.
  • Extended Resources: On-page web links and detailed appendices offer more information about the government offices, agencies, and private organizations involved in wildlife and natural resource management.
  • Colorful Presentation: Lively, full-color photos and illustrations engage modern students in the natural world they may rarely see—giving them a glimpse of the wildlife, habitats, and natural resources outside their doors.
  • Wild Articles: Special feature articles in Section II share insights about animals, including habitats, feeding habits, lifecycles, and photos to help students connect with North American wildlife.
1. The Importance of Natural Resources.
2. Conservation: Wise Use of Natural Resources.
3. The History of Wildlife Management in America.
4. The Administration of Wildlife Management.
5. Habitat Requirements of Wildlife.
6. The Human Impact on Wildlife Habitat.
7. Wildlife and American Sport Hunting.
8. Modern Wildlife Management.
9. Modern Waterfowl Management.
10. Endangered Species.
11. Wildlife Parks and Zoos.
12. Large Mammals.
13. Small Mammals.
14. Nonindigenous Species.
15. Upland Game Birds.
16. Ducks, Geese, Swans, and Cranes.
17. Songbirds and Other Common Birds.
18. Avian Predators.
19. Common Shorebirds, Herons, and Egrets.
20. Reptiles.
21. Amphibians.
22. Freshwater Habitats and Their Management.
23. Freshwater Fishes.
24. Careers in Wildlife and Fisheries Management.
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Instructor’s Companion Web Site

ISBN: 9781305627765
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center. Access a variety of features to support learning and facilitate teaching your course, including answers to review and discussion questions, lesson plans and coordinating PowerPoint® presentations, a full-color image gallery and videos, as well as Testing by Cognero® with interactive quizzes for every chapter. For these instructor-specific resources, please visit at and follow the prompts for obtaining access this secure site.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305673564
Cengage Learning Testing, Powered by Cognero®, is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text’s test bank or elsewhere. Include your own favorite test questions, create multiple test versions in an instant, and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

Student Workbook

ISBN: 9781305627758
Newly revised for the fourth edition, this student workbook contains questions and activities for each chapter to help students retain and apply key concepts and information presented in the text. Examples include crossword puzzles, word searches, and a variety of multiple choice, true-false, and short-answer questions.


Student Workbook

ISBN: 9781305627758
Featuring a variety of new activities for the fourth edition, the student workbook helps you practice key concepts in the text and improve your understanding—with less memorizing!