The Field Of Education In The National Parks
The Educational Program And Its Place In National Parks Administration
Museums In The National Parks
Planning A Park Museum
Administration Of Park Museums
Exhibits In Place
Guiding In The National Parks
Lectures In National Parks
Scientific Aspects Of The Park Protection Program
The Research Program In The National Parks
Use Of Recorded Scientific Data
Libraries In The National Parks
Photography And Visual Education
General Administrative Problems
Proceedings Of The
First Park Naturalists' Training Conference Held At Educational
Headquarters, Berkeley, California:
November 1-30, 1929
SOME WILD LIFE PROBLEMS IN THE NATIONAL PARKS
By Edwin D. McKee
Those dealing with predatory animals:
Decision as to control -- If agreed, then the method to be used.
Determination of numbers desirable for any species.
Those dealing with larger grazing animals:
Determination of number limit through study of range conditions,
Necessity of rendering assistance through park feeding, disease
Methods of live trapping and removal to other areas.
Boundary patrols for poachers.
Advisability of corrals or other fencing limitations.
Those dealing with small mammals, especially rodents:
The necessity of control methods
Live trapping and removal to other areas as for Beaver, etc.
The policy of taming, and assisting by the establishment of bird baths,
feeding boxes, and bird or squirrel houses.
The advisability of zoos.
Careful surveys of all species and numbers of animals, and of their
condition -- also surveys of food conditions, range, etc.
In the discussions following the presentation of the above two
papers, the importance of wild life problems in the national parks was
stressed. It was recognized that several days might be devoted to
consideration of investigations and administration of wild life
problems. Since detailed investigations along these lines are now being
started by Messrs. Dixon and Wright, it was thought advisable to
postpone extensive discussion in this field until some future conference
when more data would be available.