The August 2010 IJW features a wonderful, heartfelt letter from the late George Duffy. This “Farewell” essay was written to fellow wilderness stewards after George learned he had a rare and fatal cancer. The letter reflects how George lived his life: full of verve and passion for wilderness, and always striving to improve wilderness stewardship. Angeles Mendoza Sammet and Michael S. Quinn contribute a Science & Research paper on the governance challenges for wildland preservation in Canada and Mexico. Other articles include:

  • Special Provisions of Wilderness Legislation in the United States, 1964-2009, by Chad P. Dawson, Blake Propst and John C. Hendee;
  • International Perspective from the Janos Biosphere Reserve in Northern Mexico;
  • A book review of “The Nurture of Nature: Childhood, Antimodernism and Ontario Summer Camps, 1920-1955.” By Sharon Wall.

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Bureaucratic Response to Declining Wildland Use: Back to the Future? BY JOHN SHULTIS

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS A Letter to My Friends in Wilderness BY GEORGE DUFFY

STEWARDSHIP
Adirondack High Peaks Summit Steward Program BY JULIA GOREN

SCIENCE and RESEARCH
Governance Challenges for Wildland Preservation in Canada and Mexico BY ANGELES MENDOZA SAMMET and MICHAEL S. QUINN

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Managing Fire in Wilderness: Reflections from WILD9 BY DAVID J. PARSONS

Dr. David Parsons Retires BY ALAN WATSON and GREG KROLL

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION
Emerging Wilderness Understandings BY JOHN C. HENDEE

Improving Wilderness Stewardship Through Searchable Databases of U.S. Legislative History and Legislated Special Provisions BY DAVID R. CRAIG, PETER LANDRES, and LAURIE YUNG

Special Provisions of Wilderness Legislation in the United States, 1964 to 2009 BY CHAD P. DAWSON, BLAKE PROPST, and JOHN C. HENDEE

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
The Janos Biosphere Reserve, Northern Mexico BY RURIK LIST, JESÚS PACHECO, EDUARDO PONCE, RODRIGO SIERRA-CORONA, and GERARDO CEBALLOS

WILDERNESS DIGEST
Announcements

Book Reviews
Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes BY SHARON K. COLLINGE Reviewed by Krystin St Jean

The Nurture of Nature: Childhood, Antimodernism, and Ontario Summer Camps, 1920–1955 BY SHARON WALL Reviewed by Emily Root