December, 2005

Two articles in this issue of the journal address natural disasters and the implications for wilderness areas, specifically focused on the impacts of the 2004 hurricanes that devastated many national forest lands in Florida. Russell Mittermeier, Frank Hawkins, Serge Rajaobelina and Oliver Landgrand contribute an article focused on the Biodiversity Hotspot of Madagascar and conservation efforts there. Other topics include:

  • Eastern U.S. Wilderness
  • 8th World Wilderness Congress
  • White Mountain National Forest
  • Cultural Values of Wilderness

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Is Eastern Wilderness “Real”? BY REBECCA ORESKES

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Florida Wilderness: Working with Traditional Tools after a Hurricane BY SUSAN JENKINS

STEWARDSHIP

A Truly National Wilderness Preservation System BY DOUGLAS W. SCOTT

Keeping the Wild in Wilderness: Minimizing Nonconforming Uses in the National Wilderness Preservation System BY GEORGE NICKAS and KEVIN PROESCHOLDT

Developing Wilderness Indicators on the White Mountain National Forest BY DAVE NEELY

Understanding the Cultural, Existence, and Bequest Values of Wilderness BY RUDY M. SCHUSTER, H. KEN CORDELL, and BRAD PHILLIPS

8th World Wilderness Congress Generates Conservation Results BY VANCE G. MARTIN

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE Social and Institutional Influences on Wilderness Fire Stewardship BY KATIE KNOTEK

Wilderness: In Whose Backyard? BY GARY T. GREEN, MICHAEL A. TARRANT, UTTIYO RAYCHAUDHURI, and YANGJIAN ZHANG

EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION

Changes in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters: When Is Too Much Change Unacceptable to Visitors? BY JOSEPH FLOOD AND CRAIG COLISTRA

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Wilderness Conservation in a Biodiversity Hotspot BY RUSSELL A. MITTERMEIER, FRANK HAWKINS, SERGE RAJAOBELINA, and OLIVIER LANGRAND

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements and Wilderness Calendar

Book Reviews
How Should America’s Wilderness Be Managed? EDITED BY STUART A. KALLEN, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS

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