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-3- They would doubtless Prefer assistants in the form of graduate students, who might be employed under the fiscal device of "Cooperative Agent s." Some sort of job on Items 1, 2 and 4 could be done by one such graduate student$ in each state wishing to cooperate. This would cost per year: For stipend ................... $800 For travel and eroense ........ ZO0 For travel of faculty umenber.. 400 $2,000 Such a set-up rmuld, however, provide only such incidental help for Item 3 as would- come automatically out of informal consultations and the systematic rnaleysis and publication of results. (One of the evidences that the -resent situation needs mending is the lcka of publication by S.O.S. wild life personnel.) Specific Plans for Wisconsin Under either Plan A or Plan B, the work on Itros 1, 2 and 4 would be about as follows: Food Patches & Feeding. Excellent basic data have been eopt by the operations branch, but these data need to be corn!ed, analyzed, and published. It is unlihely that the operations personnel will ever do this. Revision of Present operations technique rould probably be indicated. Census. Census data have been venr conscientiously taken, but never copiled, analyzed, or interpreted. Of late there has also been a tendency to omit the current observations which are the only means of inter- pretati on. Effect of Plantings. So far as I am aware, the detailed response of animal population to plantings cand fencings rexains entirely uncovered. Without doubt that response varies greatly with survival of plantings,
- 4- attitude of farmer, s~il in original layout, and relation of that layout to the surrounding landscape. Mis r esnorse 7Mst be measured at various seasons and throu.7h a period of years to have value. These easuarements offer a truly unique opportunity for the S.C.S. to pioneer in research. emonstrations (Item 4). This is an easy but important job. It will certainlyý never be done unless especially provided for. It is illogical for the S.C.S. to spend large sums on initiating .ild life mwWage- ment on farms, but nothing in translatiny. the results to the visiting public in the form of demionstrations or outdoor ea-xhibits at the Station.