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Wildness: What is this evocative and elusive, primal and unquantifiable quality of Wilderness? Why is it so threatened in the non-analogue future we face? Why and how should we perpetuate it?
Investigating the population of recreational mountaineers on two Cascade peaks to gain a better understanding of who the climbers are and to investigate the perceived crowding levels.
Population growth, technology use and a world-wide pandemic causing visitor use of pristine and beloved natural areas to soar. These changes raise numerous questions about future wilderness management.
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In this issue of IJW, Larry Beck and Dan Dustin interpret the evolution of John Muir’s legacy. Michelle Reilly examines the significant contributions of women to the wilderness preservation movement. Martha Bierut, Rebecca Niemiec, Randy Welsh, and Dave Cantrell analyze practices that enhance volunteer retention. And Amy Lewis discusses learning faster and better through global mentorship.
In this issue of IJW, we remember Michael Soulé and his contributions to conservation. Karen Mudar examines managing cultural resources in wilderness. Tyler Cribbs, Ryan Sharp, Matthew Brownlee, Elizabeth Perry, and Jessica Fefer investigate solitude for wilderness and nonwilderness users. And Grant Dixon discusses the implications of tourism on the Tasmanian Highlands.
This issue is a special edition focused on long distance trails that was developed by our guest editors Jennifer Thomsen, Nathan Reigner, and Jeremy Wimpey. Read on for topics around benefits of a shared vision and stewardship for National Scenic Trails (NSTs) and wilderness areas, findings from a culturally significant trail through the Katmai Wilderness, findings for how emerging technologies create opportunities and challenges for managers and recreationists of the Appalachian Trail, and more!
In this issue of IJW, we explore the influence of trails on wilderness perceptions. Tarun Chhabra examines the Toda people as stewards of wilderness and biodiversity. Dani Dagan, Ryan Sharp, Matthew Brownlee, and Emily Wilkins investigate the uses of social media data in remote wilderness settings. And Kathryn Sutcliffe discusses the implications of Instagram representations for wilderness management.
In this issue of IJW, we explore the cognitive cost of distracted hiking. Chris Zajchowski, Anthony Desocio, and N. Qwynne Lackey discuss the unequal air resources of American wilderness. David Cole documents the antecedents of wilderness science. Helen Kopnina examines the failed case of rewilding at Oostvaardersplassen. Finally, we would like to welcome Patrick Kelly as our new media and book editor for the journal.
In this issue of IJW, Jesse Engebretson and Troy Hall explore the historical meaning of solitude and primitive recreation in the Wilderness Act of 1964, Basak Tanulku examines the English Lake District as a culturally wild landscape, Vance Martin announces the 11th World Wilderness Congress in India, and more!