In the December 2015  issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, Stewart Brandborg talks about “Wilderness, Wildness, and Wilderness Character;” Robert Dvorak reviews the interagency wilderness character monitoring strategy; H. Ken Cordell, Ramesh Ghimire and Chad Dawson compare wilderness values between managers and the public; Doug Scott gives background on newly established wilderness areas; and more!

Download the December 2015 IJW pdf (1.50 MB)

TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVE Forward Wilderness BY CHAD P. DAWSON and ROBERT DVORAK

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Wilderness, Wildness, and Wilderness Character BY STEWART BRANDBORG

STEWARDSHIP
Keeping It Wild 2: Reviewing the Interagency Wilderness Character Monitoring Strategy BY ROBERT DVORAK

The Legal Meaning of Wilderness Character BY JOHN COPELAND NAGLE

Perspectives on Wilderness Character Monitoring: The Wilderness Policy Council BY CYNTHIA MARTINEZ

Wilderness Character Monitoring: Wildlife Refuges in Oregon and Nevada BY AARON COLLINS

Shifting Baseline Syndrome and Wilderness Character BY C. B. GRIFFIN

SCIENCE and RESEARCH
Different Perspectives: Comparing Wilderness Values between Managers and the Public BY H. KEN CORDELL, RAMESH GHIMIRE, and CHAD P. DAWSON

Wilderness and the American Public: An Assessment and Comparison of Perceived Benefits of and Support for Wilderness Areas BY RAMESH GHIMIRE, GARY T. GREEN, NEELAM C. POUDYAL, and H. KEN CORDELL

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION
Congress Establishes New Wilderness Areas…and the Correct Total Acreage of Our National Wilderness Preservation System BY DOUG SCOTT

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
Assessing Wilderness Values: The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia BY MARTIN HAWES, ROGER LING, and GRANT DIXON

WILDERNESS DIGEST
Announcements

Book Reviews

Wilderness Ethics BY GUY AND LAURA WATERMAN, REVIEWED BY REBECCA ORESKES

Indigenous Peoples, National Parks, and Protected Areas: A New Paradigm Linking Conservation, Culture, and Rights BY STAN STEVENS, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS