AuthorJeffery, Eileen Feeney.
Wildlife conservation -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Wildlife conservation -- Arizona.
Committee ChairShaw, William W.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe Federal Nongame Act is analyzed, implications raised by the legislation are discussed and issues facing Arizona's nongame program are presented. Nongame programs implemented in other states are also summarized. The Nongame Act evolved because of a need to bring attention to the country's nongame wildlife resource. Eighty-five percent of all wildlife species are considered nongame species, and many people believe that states are not adequately managing these species. Statutory language of the Act is vague and it appears discretion is to be left with the states to implement major provisions. The Act is clear however in providing incentive for states to develop comprehensive wildlife management plans covering all wildlife, both game and nongame species, and also encouraging states to establish their own nongame funding sources. Although several states have successfully implemented nongame programs, many states including Arizona are encountering problems. A needs assessment survey was administered to several Arizona conservation organizations to evaluate potential for citizen input. The results of this survey indicate that Arizona's nongame program should be expanded. Nongame funding should come from a flexible and voluntary program, additional nongame personnel should be hired and nongame problem areas and priorities should be identified by these experts based on the biology of the species.
Degree ProgramRenewable Natural Resources