This issue of the International Journal of Wilderness puts some focus on mountain ranges, including the Carpathian Mountains and Adirondack Park. Climbers’ Attitudes toward Recreation Resource Impacts in the Adirondack Park’s Giant Mountain Wilderness (Christopher A. Monz) discusses research outcomes regarding climbers’ outlooks on the use and misuse of recreation resources. The Carpathian Mountains (Michael C. Baltzer, David Strobel, and Vlado Vancura) explores different aspects of the mountains, including threats, mammal population, and future possibilities. Other articles include:

• Canada Increases Wilderness Protection and Policy Goals

• A Relatively Nonrestrictive Approach to Reducing Campsite Impact

• Fish and Wildlife Service Wilderness Stewardship Policy

• The Sky Islands of North America

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Fish and Wildlife Service Wilderness Stewardship Policy BY CHAD P. DAWSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Canada Increases Wilderness Protection and Policy Goals BY HARVEY LOCKE

STEWARDSHIP

The Sky Islands of North America, A Globally Unique and Threatened Inland Archipelago BY MATT SKROCH

Artificial Water, When Is It Justified in Desert Wilderness? BY CRAIG DEUTSCHE

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

A Relatively Nonrestrictive Approach to Reducing Campsite Impact; Caney Creek Wilderness, Arkansas BY DAVID N. COLE and THOMAS E. FERGUSON

Climbers’ Attitudes toward Recreation Resource Impacts in the Adirondack Park’s Giant Mountain Wilderness BY CHRISTOPHER A. MONZ

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE Learning from Wilderness, The Social Dimension of Fire Management BY ANNE E. BLACK

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

The Carpathian Mountains, The Wild Heart of Europe BY MICHAEL C. BALTZER, DAVID STROBEL, and VLADO VANCURA

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements

Book Reviews
Arthur Carhart: Wilderness Prophet BY TOM WOLF

A Wild Life: Adventures of an Accidental Conservationist in Africa BY DICK PITMAN

State of the Wild 2008-2009 BY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY