December, 2006

This issue of the Journal starts with an editorial perspective from Vance Martin on wilderness as a bipartisan cause, and announcing the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF). Joseph E. Mbaiwa and Onaletshepho I. Mbaiwa contribute an article on the effects of veterinary fences on wildlife population in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana. Other topics include:

  • A secular approach to the spiritual dimensions of wilderness
  • A week in the life of a wilderness ranger
  • Interagency wilderness citizen stewardship programs
  • Reflections on wilderness walks with Magqubu

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Wilderness is a Bipartisan Cause BY VANCE G. MARTIN

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS The Spiritual Dimensions of Wilderness: A Secular Approach for Resource Agencies BY ROGER KAYE

STEWARDSHIP

One Week in the Life of Wilderness Ranger Jim Leep BY LES JOSLIN

A Backcountry Ranger in the White Mountain National Forest BY NATHAN PETERS

Out of the Office and on the Ground: Eastern Sierra Wilderness Stewardship Corps BY JAMIE ANDERSON

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

NEWS FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE Wilderness Stewardship in an Era of Global Changes BY DAVID J. PARSONS

The Effects of Veterinary Fences on Wildlife Populations in Okavango Delta, Botswana BY JOSEPH E. MBAIWA and ONALETSHEPHO I. MBAIWA

Modeling Encounters between Backcountry Recreationists and Grizzly Bears in Glacier National Park BY NICK SANYAL, EDWIN E. KRUMPE, and CHAD VANORMER

Developing Wilderness Character Monitoring: A Personal Reflection BY PETER B. LANDRES

Chief’s Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Research Science Award

EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION

Components of and Barriers to Building Successful Interagency Wilderness Citizen Stewardship Programs BY CONNIE G. MYERS and DON HUNGER

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Walking with Magqubu: Adult Reflections on Boyhood Memories BY DOUG WILLIAMSON

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements

Book Reviews
Last Great Wilderness: The Campaign to Establish the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge BY ROGER KAYE, REVIEWED BY CHAD DAWSON

Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act BY MARK HARVEY, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS

Beyond Conservation: A Wildland Strategy BY PETER TAYLOR, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS

NOLS Wilderness Ethics: Valuing and Managing Wild Places REVIEWED BY CHAD DAWSON

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