____. 1986.  Ecosystem perspectives and modeling for Adirondack mammal predator-prey interactions.
58pp. + 48pp. of appendices.

____. 1988.  Evolving standards for the legal admissibility and judgement of scientific evidence about
the impacts of human activity on bears or their habitat.
 Address to the Ninth Eastern Black
Bear Workshop.  Ontario.  April 1988.

____. 1988.  What are "necessary habitat" and "undue adverse effect on the natural environment?"
An ecologist's view of Vermont  Acts 250 (8a) and 248 (b5).
 Prefile testimony presented in hearings
on Champlain (natural gas) Pipeline before the Vermont Public Utilities Board, administrative hearing.

____. 1988.  Is the Vermont black bear population crashing?  Implications of a population reconstruction
analysis.
 Prefile testimony presented in hearings on Champlain (natural gas) Pipeline before the
Vermont Public Utilities Board, administrative hearing.

____. 1995.  A meta-strategy for world bear conservation.

____. 1996.   Buffered viability management of bear populations: a conceptual model for selecting critical
decision thresholds
.

____. 1998a.  Why abundance of infant litters is not a reliable index of cub recruitment or population status for
Yellowstone grizzly bears (
Ursus arctos).   [Comments on the USFWS Recovery Plan for the Grizzly Bear.]

____. 1998b.  Trends in infant litter abundance among Yellowstone grizzly bears: a response to Boyce et al.
(1998).
 [Comments on the USFWS Recovery Plan for the Grizzly Bear.]

____. 1998c.  Exaggerating size estimates for the Yellowstone grizzly bear population by assuming a constant
proportion of adult females.
  [Testimony to the USFWS on the Recovery Plan for the Grizzly Bear].

____.
1998d.  Does the Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan exaggerate sustainable loss to known-human kills?
[Testimony to the USFWS on the Recovery Plan for the Grizzly Bear].

____.
1998e.  Critical deficiencies in information-gathering under the Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan.  
[Testimony to the USFWS on the Recovery Plan for the Grizzly Bear].

____.  
1999. Assessing importance of specific habitat areas.
[Report to the Kenai Brown Bear Stakeholders Committee] (3 pp.)

____.
2000a.  Growth & Viability of the Yellowstone Grizzly Population: Comparison & Critique of Analyses from
Opposing Perspectives.
    [Testimony to the USFWS on the Recovery Plan for the Grizzly Bear].

____.
2000b. Estimating Extinction Risk for Grizzly Bears or Other Large Mammals: Is Foley’s Model Applicable? (69 pp.)
[Testimony to the USFWS on the Recovery Plan for the Grizzly Bear].

____.
2000c. Critique of Boyce (2000) Metapopulation Analysis for the Bitterroot Population.  
[Testimony to the USFWS on the Recovery Plan for the Grizzly Bear].

____.
2000d. Critique of the Draft Conservation Strategy for the Grizzly Bear in the Yellowstone Area.  (11 pp.)
[Testimony to the USFWS on the Recovery Plan for the Grizzly Bear].

____.
2006a. Critique of the USFWS (1999) Draft Habitat-Based Recovery Criteria for the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear. (30 pp.)   
[Testimony to the USFWS -- submitted regarding proposed delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear]

____.
2006b.  Are Official Estimates of Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Population Size and Sustainable Mortality Critically Biased
by Annual Variation in Thoroughness of Censusing Adult Females with Infant Cub Litters?
(103 pp.)  
[Testimony to the USFWS -- submitted regarding proposed delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear]

____.
2006c.   Overview of my Comments on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service DPS-Delisting Proposal For Grizzly Bears (11 pp.)
[Testimony to the USFWS -- submitted regarding proposed delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear]

____.  
2006d. Crippling Vagueness of the Delisting / DPS Rule. (11 pp.)
[Testimony to the USFWS -- submitted regarding proposed delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear]

____.  
2006e.  Are Yellowstone Grizzly Bears a Distinct Population Segment that is Ready for Delisting? (25 pp.)  
[Testimony to the USFWS -- submitted regarding proposed delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear]

____.  
2006f.  Are Delisting Criteria Legal? (2 pp.)   
[Testimony to the USFWS -- submitted regarding proposed delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear]

____.
 2006g.  Analysis of Population Trend for Grizzlies (13 pp.)  
[Testimony to the USFWS -- submitted regarding proposed delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear]

Stringham, S. F. & Bruce McCurtain.  2009.  Annual Operating Plan 2010-2019 for Campgrounds and Other
Facilities in Chugach National Forest, Alaska.
 Alaska Recreational Management.  266 pp. + attachments





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*   Assessed sustainable harvest for the Nevada black bear, demonstrating that the Nevada Department of Wildlife's
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