This issue of the International Journal of Wilderness touches on several different aspects associated with wilderness. New Wilderness Legislation in 2009 (Chad P. Dawson) discusses the importance of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. Embracing Web 2.0 Technologies (Lisa Eidson) shows an interesting perspective on social networking, blogging and more. Other articles include:

• The Wild Heart of Europe

• Mapping a Section of the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado’s South San Juan Wilderness

• Earth Observation and Sustaining the Wilderness

• Deliberating the Experiential Qualities of Wilderness

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Embracing Web 2.0 Technologies BY LISA EIDSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Reflections on Endangered Experiences: Returning to Our Roots BY JOSEPH W. ROGGENBUCK

STEWARDSHIP

Earth Observation and Sustaining the Wilderness BY CONRAD C. LAUTENBACHER, JR.

Mapping a Section of the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado’s South San Juan Wilderness BY JOH J. KEDROWSKI

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

Deliberating the Experiential Qualities of Wilderness, Similar Meanings, but Divergent Standards BY ERIN SEEKAMP and DAVID N. COLE

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE A New Tool to Evaluate Proposals for Climate Change, Research in U.S. Wilderness BY PETER LANDRES

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION

New Wilderness Legislation in 2009 BY CHAD P. DAWSON

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

The Wild Heart of Europe BY TILL MEYER, HANS KIENER, and ZDENKA KRENOVA

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements

Book Reviews
Wildlife and Society: The Science of Human Dimensions EDITED BY MICHAEL MANFREDO, JERRY VASKE, PERRY BROWN, DANIEL DECKER, and ESTHER DUKE

The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment BY PAUL and ANNE EHRLICH

Wilderness Management: Stewardship and Protection of Resources and Values, 4th Edition BY CHAD DAWSON and JOHN HENDEE

The Wilderness Debate Rages On: Continuing the Great New Wilderness Debate EDITED BY MICHAEL P. NELSON and J. BAIRD CALLICOTT