April, 2004

This issue of the IJW salutes forty years of the US Wilderness Act. John Hendee and Chad Dawson contribute a special editorial perspective on this significant milestone. In the education and communication section, Dawson and Hendee also provide an overview of wilderness-related courses at US Colleges and Universities and Suzanne Caswell and Rob Meltzer introduce the Wilderness Therapy Symposium Series at Naropa University. John Shultis reviews the book, “Wilderness: Earth’s Last Wild Places,” by Russell A. Mittermeier et al. Other topics in this issue include:

  • Legislative Special Provisions
  • Wilderness Visitors and Impacts
  • Announcement of the 8th World Wilderness Congress (Alaska, 2005)
  • Wilderness in Panama & Alaska

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES IJW Salutes Forty Years of the Wilderness Act BY JOHN C. HENDEE and CHAD P. DAWSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Progress after Forty Years under the U.S. Wilderness Act BY JOHN C. HENDEE and CHAD P. DAWSON

STEWARDSHIP

The Wilderness Act at Forty: Looking Back, Looking Ahead BY DOUGLAS W. SCOTT

The Idea of Wilderness BY TINAMARIE EKKER

A Special Piece of Alaskan Wilderness: We Need to Save Such Places BY MICHAEL McBRIDE

Portable Fence Roller Facilitates Fence Removal by Volunteers in Steens Mountain Wilderness BY CINDY WITZEL and JERRY SUTHERLAND

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

Legislative Intent, Science and Special Provisions in Wilderness: A Process for Navigating Statutory Compromises BY ALAN E. WATSON, MICHAEL PATTERSON, NEAL CHRISTENSEN, ANNETTE PUTTKAMMER, and SHANNON MEYER

Information about WIlderness Visitors and Recreation Impacts: Is It Adequate? BY DAVID N. COLE and VITA WRIGHT

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE Mapping the United States National Wilderness Preservation System BY DAVE SPILDIE

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION

Wilderness-Related Courses in Natural Resource Programs at U.S. Colleges and Universities BY CHAD P. DAWSON and JOHN C. HENDEE

Naropa University Launches Wilderness Therapy Symposium Series BY SUZANNE CASWELL and ROB MELTZER

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

The 8th World Wilderness Congress: Alaska and Siberia BY VANCE G. MARTIN

The End of the Road: The Darien Jungle BY HAVEN COOK

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements and Wilderness Calendar

Book Reviews
Wilderness: Earth’s Last Wild Places BY RUSSELL A. MITTERMEIER ET AL., REVIEW BY JOHN SHULTIS

Making Parks Work: Strategies for Preserving Tropical Nature EDITED BY JOHN TERBORGH, CAREL VAN SCHAIK, LISA DAVENPORT, and MADHU RAO. REVIEW BY JOHN SHULTIS

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