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Deer, People, and Parks

The Human Dimensions of Biological Resource Management Program grew out of a collaboration with Cornell University that examined the human dimensions of deer issues in northeastern parks.


Information for managers and planners:

Information for interpreters and educators: Suggested Popular Reading

Popular Non-fiction

Baron, D. 2004. The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature. New York: Norton.

Dillard, A. 1974. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. New York: Harper's Magazine Press.

Gladwell, M. 2000. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. New York Books.

Kingsolver, B. 2002. Small Wonder. New York: HarperCollins.

Leopold, A. 1968. A Sand County Almanac. New York: Oxford University Press.

McPhee, J. 1971. Encounters with the Archdruid. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Popular Fiction

Kingsolver, B. 2001. Prodigal Summer. New York: HarperCollins.

Suggested Academic Reading

National Parks

Macintosh, B. 2005. The National Parks: Shaping the System. U.S. Department of the Interior.

Runte, A. 1997. National Parks: The American Experience. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Sellars, R.W. 1997. Preserving Nature in the National Parks. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Wagner, F.H., R. Foresta, R.B. Gill, D.R. McCullough, M.R. Pelton, W.F. Porter,and H. Salwasser. 1995. Wildlife Policies in the U.S. National Parks. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Wright, R.G. 1992. WildlifeResearch Management in the National Parks. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Wright, G. 1999. Wildlife management in the National Parks: Questions in search of answers. Ecological Applications 9(1):30-36.

Human Dimensions

Bath, A.J. and J.W. Enck. 2003. Wildlife-human interactions in National Parks in Canada and the USA. Social Science Research Review 4(1):1-32.

Chase, L.C., D.J. Decker, and T.B. Lauber. 2004. Public participation in wildife management: What do stakeholders want? Society & Natural Resources 17:629-639.

Conservation Study Institute. 2001. Collaboration and Conservation: Lessons Learned in Areas Managed through National Park Service Partnerships. Conservation and Stewardship Publication No.3. Woodstock, VT: Conservation Study Institute.

Decker, D.J., T.L. Brown, W.F. Siemer, and Wildlife Society. 2001. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management in North America. Bethesda, MD: The Wildlife Society.

Force, J., and D.J. Forester. 2002. Public Involvement in National Park Service Land Management. Social Science Research Review 3(1):1-28.

Pearce, W.B., and S.W. Littlejohn. 1997. Moral Conflict: When Social Worlds Collide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Slaiby, B., and N.J. Mitchell. 2003. A Handbook for Managers of Cultural Landscapes with Natural Resource Values. Woodstock, VT: Conservation Study Institute

Susskind, L., and P. Field. 1996. Dealing with an Angry Public: The Mutual Gains Approach to Resolving Disputes. New York: Free Press.

Susskind, L., S. McKearnan, and J. Thomas-Larmer. 1999. The Consensus Building Handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Wondolleck, J.M., and S.L. Yaffee. 2000. Making Collaboration Work: Lessons from Innovation in Natural Resource Management. Washington, DC: Island Pres

Relevant Journals (and Societies)

Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture

Human Dimensions of Wildlife

Environmental Practice (National Association of Environmental Professionals)

Human-Wildlife Conflicts (The Berryman Institute)

Journal of Park and Recreation Administration (American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration)

Journal of Wildlife Management (The Wildlife Society)

Society and Natural Resources (International Association for Society and Natural Resources)

The George Wright Forum (The George Wright Society)

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