In this issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, Lisa Eidson begins by talking about balancing risk and public safety in the wilderness. We also hear from Robert G. Dvorak and Erin D. Small on the topic of visitor attitudes toward fire and wind disturbances in wilderness. This study examines visitor attitudes across the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness regarding the effects of natural disturbances on visitor planning & wilderness conditions. Also in this issue:

  • Managing Cave Wilderness, by Cami Pulham McKinney
  • Perceptions of Technology, Risk & Rescue, by Kristen Pope and Steven R. Martin
  • Community-Based Conservation of the Snow Leopard of Northern India, by Maria Costanza Torri

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Balancing Risk and Public Safety in Wilderness BY LISA EIDSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS A Role for Wilderness in Re-greening the National Parks BY MICHAEL FROME

STEWARDSHIP
Planned Diversity: The Case for a System with Several Types of Wilderness BY DAVID N. COLE

Challenges and Applications of Managing Cave Wilderness BY CAMI PULHAM McKINNEY

SCIENCE and RESEARCH
Visitor Perceptions of Technology, Risk, and Rescue in Wilderness BY KRISTEN POPE and STEVEN R. MARTIN

Visitor Attitudes Toward Fire and Wind Disturbances in Wilderness BY ROBERT G. DVORAK and ERIN D. SMALL

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE Ecosystem Services: Just Another Catch Phrase? BY EMILY WEIDNER

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION

Connecting Wilderness Professionals Using Social Media Technology BY LISA EIDSON

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
Community-Based Conservation of the Snow Leopard in the Trans-Himalayan Foothills of Northern India: New Opportunities and Challenges BY MARIA COSTANZA TORRI

WILDERNESS DIGEST
Announcements

Book Reviews
A New Conservation Politics: Power, Organization Building and Effectiveness BY DAVID JONES, REVIEWED BY KATHERINE STACK

Connectivity Conservation Management: A Global Guide EDITED BY GRAEME L. WORBOYS, WENDY L. FRANCIS, and MICHAEL LOCKWOOD, REVIEWED BY CHAD DAWSON