Techniques and Methods 15-A1
U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service
Edited by: J. Christian FransonMilton FriendSamantha E.J. Gibbs, and Margaret A. Wild



This is the third iteration of the National Wildlife Health Center's (NWHC) field guide developed primarily to assist field managers and biologists address diseases they encounter. By itself, the first iteration, “Field Guide of Wildlife Diseases: General Field Procedures and Diseases of Migratory Birds,” was simply another addition to an increasing array of North American field guides and other publications focusing on disease in free-ranging wildlife populations. Collectively, those publications were reflecting the ongoing transition in the convergence of wildlife management and wildlife disease as foundational components within the structure of wildlife conservation as a social enterprise serving the stewardship of our wildlife resources. For context, it is useful to consider those publications relative to a timeline of milestones involving the evolution of wildlife conservation in North America.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Introduction
Series title Techniques and Methods
Series number 15-A1
DOI 10.3133/tm15A1
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description iii, 10 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Section A: Overview in Book 15 Field Manual of Wildlife Disease
Public Comments This report is Chapter 1 of Section A: Overview in Book 15 Field Manual of Wildlife Diseases.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N