Jachowski, D.S., J.J. Millspaugh, P.L. Angermeier, and R. Slotow. 2016. Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Publisher description: Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations provides a practical step-by-step guide to planning, implementing, and evaluating the successful re-establishment of animal populations into former habitats or the introduction of them into new environments. In each chapter, experts in reintroduction biology outline a comprehensive synthesis of core concepts, issues, techniques and perspectives as a manual and reference for scientists and managers from fisheries and wildlife professions as they plan reintroductions, initiate releases of individuals, and manage restored populations over time. This edited volume integrates information relevant to a broad range of taxonomic groups, ecosystems, and global regions, making it an essential guide for both academics, students, and professionals in natural resource management.
Jachowski, D.S. 2014. Wild Again: The Struggle to Save the Black-footed Ferret. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Publisher Description: This engaging personal account of one of America's most contested wildlife conservation campaigns has as its central character the black-footed ferret. Once feared extinct, and still one of North America's rarest mammals, the black-footed ferret exemplifies the ecological, social, and political challenges of conservation in the West, including the risks involved with intensive captive breeding and reintroduction to natural habitat. David Jachowski draws on more than a decade of experience working to save the ferret. His unique perspective and informative anecdotes reveal the scientific and human aspects of conservation as well as the immense dedication required to protect a species on the edge of extinction. By telling one story of conservation biology in practice—its routine work, triumphs, challenges, and inevitable conflicts—this book gives readers a greater understanding of the conservation ethic that emerged on the Great Plains as part of one of the most remarkable recovery efforts in the history of the Endangered Species Act.