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The 11th World Wilderness Congress (WWC), or WILD11, will convene in China in late 2019. Our China partners have promised exact venue and date for 2019 in September of this year.read more
Recently, two reissued books from the early 1900s caught my attention. The books are That Summer on the Nahanni 1928: The Journals of Fenley Hunter and Sleeping Island: A Journey to the Edge of the Barrens, by P. G. Downes.read more
Quantifying the Range of Variability in Wilderness Areas: A Reference When Evaluating Wilderness Candidates
Wilderness areas of the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) serve as core units of a national system of conservation reserves in the United States.read more
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In this issue of the IJW, Peter Ashley discusses mapping the inner experience of wilderness; Dan Dustin, Larry Beck, and Jeff Rose examine emerging issues related to technology on the Pacific Crest Trail; and more!read more
This special issue of the IJW focuses on the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to coincide with the 2018 50th anniversary year. Our editors sought to rejuvenate efforts that began 17 years ago when IJW devoted two consecutive issues to wild rivers.read more
In the April 2016 issue of the IJW, Lisa Ronald kicks us off with the editorial perspective “Identifying with Wilderness,” Christina Mills and Monica Patel ask “Where are the Young People in Wilderness?,” and more!read more
We remember pioneering wilderness scientist Bob Lucas; Doug Scott discusses the notion of bicycles in wilderness areas; A. Andis, Robert Dvorak and Lisa Ronald share thoughts from the 2015 Wilderness Workshop; and more!read more
In this issue of the IJW, Robert Dvorak asks the question, “Does wilderness need a celebrity, or just more defenders?”; Vance Martin and Chad Dawson provide a touching tribute to John Hendee, cofounder of the IJW; and more.read more
In this issue, Vance G. Martin and Andrew Muir give a touching tribute to the late Dr. Ian Player. Amy Haak and Jack Williams look into the next 50 years for the wild trout, Lisa Ronald updates us on the Wilderness 50 Conference, and more.read more