In this issue of the IJW: Alan Watson & Tyron Venn begin with their editorial perspectives on Wilderness Ecosystem Services. Adrian Mendez Barrera writes about Natural Protected Areas in Mexico, Lisa Eidson makes plans for the Commemoration of the Wilderness Act, and much more!

Also in this issue:

  • Making Estimates of Ecosystem Service Values Useful, By Joe Kerkvliet
  • Aldo & Leonardo: Science & Art of Wilderness, By Cindy S. Swanson
  • An Alaskan in the Congo, By Michael McBride

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Wilderness Ecosystem Services, a Focus on Applications BY ALAN E. WATSON and TYRON VENN

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Making Estimates of Ecosystem Services Values Useful BY JOE KERKVLIET

STEWARDSHIP
Ecosystem Services Input to Decision Making: For the US Bureau of Land Management’s National Landscape Conservation System BY LARA E. DOUGLAS, JOEL P. LARSON, and MATTHEW A. PRESTON

SCIENCE and RESEARCH
The Economics of Wilderness: Overcoming Challenges, Seizing Opportunities in Europe BY ZOLTAN KUN and JOEL HOUDET

Mexican Biodiversity Conservation Model: Protected Areas BY ALEJANDRA CALZADA-VAZQUEZ VELA, ANDREW RHODES ESPINOZA, ERIKA RODRIGUEZ-MARTINEZ DEL SOBRAL, FERNANDO CAMACHO-RICO, LIZARDO CRUZ ROMO, MARIANA BELLOT ROJAS, and MIRAM TERESA NUNEZ LOPEZ

Natural Protected Areas in Mexico: Provision of Ecosystem Services to Inhabitants BY ADRIAN MENDEZ BARRERA

ALWRI RESEARCH NOTE: Aldo & Lenardo: Science and Art of Wilderness BY CINDY S. SWANSON

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION
Planning for the Commemoration of the Wilderness Act BY LISA EIDSON

The University of the Desert: Using Wilderness in Oman to Bridge the Cultural Divide BY MARK EVANS

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
An Alaskan in the Congo BY MICHAEL McBRIDE

 

WILDERNESS DIGEST
Announcements

Book Reviews
The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964 BY JAMES MORTON TURNER, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS

Beyond the Sacred Forest: Complicating Conservation in Southeast Asia EDITED BY MICHAEL R. DOVE, PERCY E. SAJISE, and AMITY A. DOOLITTLE, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS