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In this issue of the IJW, Kevin Proescholdt presents events and milestones of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, the most visited unit in the US National Wilderness Preservation System. David Parsons contributes to the Wilderness Digest with News from the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute. In this article, Parsons describes how science is essential for understanding and managing wilderness areas, and in turn how wilderness provides opportunities to scientifically explore (relatively) pristine areas. Other topics in this issue include:

  • Can We Stop Controlling Nature?
  • Risk In Wilderness Treatment Programs
  • Russian Chronicles of Nature
  • U.S. Roadless Areas