August, 2008

This issue of the Journal explores international wilderness, including Russia and Mexico. The Water Forest of Mexico City (Beatriz Padilla, Francisco J. Romero, Fernando Jaramillo Monroy, Flora Guerrero Goff and Raul Garcia Barrios) and Personal Reflections on the Fate of Wilderness Reserves in Russia (Kathleen Braden) delve into the topics of urban wilderness and threatened nature reserves in Russia. Other topics include:

• Wilderness Momentum in Europe

• The Wilderness Leadership School

• Wilderness—The Strategic Element in Our Response to Global Environmental Change

• The U.S. Geological Survey and Wilderness Research

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Wilderness Reflections BY CHAD P. DAWSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Wild Forests and Landscape Amnesia BY GEORGE WUERTHNER

STEWARDSHIP

Nature-based Outdoor Recreation Trends and Wilderness BY H. KEN CORDELL, CARTER J. BETZ and GARY T. GREEN

Wilderness Areas for the Conservation of Elephants and Other Sensitive Species in South and Southern Africa BY W. R. BAINBRIDGE, W. D. DENSHAM, AND I. LAX

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

Wilderness Politics in the American West, Rural Community Perspectives on Roadless Lands BY LAURIE YUNG, WAYNE FREIMUND, and JOHN CHANDLER-PEPELNJAK

On the Outside Looking In, Fly-in Recreation Day Use Visitor Experiences in the South District of Denali National Park and Preserve BY ALAN WATSON, KATIE KNOTEK, and NEAL CHRISTENSEN

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE The U.S. Geological Survey and Wilderness Research BY PAUL STEPHEN CORN

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION

Wilderness–The Strategic Element in Our Response to Global Environmental Change BY VANCE G. MARTIN

The Wilderness Leadership School BY CHERRYL CURRY

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

The Water Forest of Mexico City, A Vital but Imperiled Urban Wilderness BY BEATRIZ PADILLA, FRANCISCO J. ROMERO, FERNANDO JARAMILLO MONROY, FLORA GUERRERO GOFF, and RAUL GARCIA BARRIOS

Wilderness Momentum in Europe BY VANCE G. MARTIN, CYRIL F. KORMOS, FRANCO ZUNINO, TILL MEYER, ULF DOERNER, and TOBY AYKROYD

Personal Reflections on the Fate of Wilderness Reserves in Russia BY KATHLEEN BRADEN

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements

Book Reviews
The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement BY MARK H. LYTLE, REVIEW BY JOHN SHULTIS

Adaptive Co-Management: Collaboration, Learning, and Multi-Level Governance EDITED BY DEREK ARMITAGE, FIKRET BERKES, and NANCY DOUBLEDAY, REVIEW BY JOHN SHULTIS

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