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    Author(s): Russ Mason
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Devoe, Nora; Evenden, Angela, eds. Collaborative management and research in the Great Basin - examining the issues and developing a framework for action. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-204. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 42-44
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (140 B)

    Description

    In the Great Basin, wildlife diseases have always represented a significant challenge to wildlife managers, agricultural production, and human health and safety. One of the first priorities of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Division of Fish and Wildlife Services was Congressionally directed action to eradicate vectors for zoonotic disease, particularly rabies, in Nevada, Oregon, and Idaho in 1916 (Hawthorne 2004). Addressing disease as it affects the host of interests in these states, and identifying the prerequisite funding to respond proactively and effectively across departmental and jurisdictional boundaries, represents one of the most significant challenges to fish and wildlife managers in the 21st century.

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    Mason, Russ 2008. Great Basin wildlife disease concerns. In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Devoe, Nora; Evenden, Angela, eds. Collaborative management and research in the Great Basin - examining the issues and developing a framework for action. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-204. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 42-44

    Keywords

    Great Basin, wildlife diseases, zoonotic disease, rabies

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