December, 2001

In this issue of the journal, Alan Watson contributes perspectives from the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute on the wilderness values in the circumpolar north. Tarun Chhabra contributes an international perspective in his article on the Toda people of the upper Nilgiri plateau in southern India. The Toda culture has a rich and sacred connection to wild nature, specifically the buffalo and its milk and the wildland plants used in rituals, medicine and daily activities. The Wilderness Digest section announced the Bureau of Land Management primitive skills team winning the first Corrigall Wilderness Stewardship award. Other topics include:

  • Threats to Wilderness
  • Fees For Wilderness Use
  • Wilderness Hydrology
  • India, South Africa

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Wilderness Stewardship BY CHAD P. DAWSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Stewardship to Address the Threats to Wilderness Resources and Values BY JOHN C. HENDEE and CHAD P. DAWSON

Wilderness Leadership in Focus, Ian Player: Madolo BY VANCE MARTIN

STEWARDSHIP

Sustainable Financing of Wilderness Protection: An Experiment with Fees in the United States BY ALAN E. WATSON

Why Opposition to Fee Demo is Growing BY DAVID BROWN

Recreation Fees at Federal Sites BY DERRICK CRANDALL

Opposition to the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program

Hydrologic Connectivity: A Call for Greater Emphasis in the World’s Wilderness BY CATHERINE M. PRINGLE

Restoring Old Roads and Maintaining Water for Wildlife in the BLM Maricopa Complex Wilderness in Arizona BY RICH HANSON and JIM MAHONEY

The Ocean Wilderness Challenge BY ROGER RUFE

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE A Focus on Circumpolar North Wilderness Values BY ALAN E. WATSON

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

The Toda People: Wildlands Plants and Values BY TARUN CHHABRA

An Update on Wilderness Conservation in the New South Africa BY WILLIAM R. BAINBRIDGE

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements and Wilderness Calendar

Bureau of Land Management Primitive Skills Team Wins First Corrigall Wilderness Stewardship Award

Letter to the Editor

Book Reviews
Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare: Definitions, Common Practice, Expected Outcomes, and a Nationwide Survey of Programs BY KEITH C. RUSSELL and JOHN C. HENDEE, REVIEWED BY JENNIFER DAVIS-BERMAN and DENE BERMAN

Phantom Parks: The Struggle to Save Canada’s National Parks BY RICK SEARLE, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS

Restoring Nature: Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities EDITED BY PAUL H. GOBSTER and R. BRUCE HULL, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS

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