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In 2017, IJW began an online publishing format. This format will continue in 2018 as we seek to reach our diverse audience in multiple ways that are consistent with current professional and academic dissemination of science and stewardship. We also have the opportunity to expand our social media presence and outreach by changing how we provide information and content to practitioners, scientists, advocates, and stewards. Plans include providing open access via the IJW website to the tables of contents, editorials, and the “Soul of the Wilderness” for the current volume. It may include videos, slideshows, rejoinders, and other forums for peer-review manuscripts and featured manuscripts for IJW subscribers. Through these changes, it is our goal to provide ongoing engagement, discourse, and exposure for the important topics and issues raised by the contributing authors of IJW and its valued readership.
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Stewardship and Science in a Changing World
It seems appropriate for the direction of the International Journal of Wilderness to enter 2018 in the context of “a changing world.”
The Untrammeled Wild and Wilderness Character in the Anthropocene
Untrammeled lends transcendent meaning to wildness. Understanding that meaning is crucial to understanding the Wilderness Act’s overarching mandate to preserve wilderness character.
Next Gen Native Youth: The Emergence of Native Youth Corps Programs
Native youth engagement not only delivers huge payoffs to our Native youth and public lands, it also ultimately fosters the building of positive relationships that absolutely must exist.
Military Aircraft Wilderness Overflights: Mitigating Their Impact
Military aircraft overflights can cause negative impacts to wilderness areas and users, however the military has a requirement to maintain aviation readiness.
Recession of Shakes Glacier in Southeast Alaska
The objective of this study was to determine the pattern of terminal recession for Shakes Glacier over the past 50 years, and to identify variables that affect the rate of terminus recession.
A Spatial Demographic Approach to Wilderness Management
This work by Rasch and Hahn provides a framework for identifying wilderness areas most at risk from recreation impacts, now and in the future.
Interpreting the Wilderness Act: A Question of Fidelity
How can a piece of legislation passed more than a half century ago logically guide the management of modern technologies that did not exist and could not have been considered at the time it was written?
International Collaboration to Support Designation of the Qingzhu National Protected River
The following contribution by Dr. Peng Li describes considerable international collaboration to develop a proposal for designating the first Wild River in China.
The River Wild: Towards a Global Assessment of Wild Rivers
This article looks at the global distribution of wild rivers using GIS-based approaches with the aim of developing and exploring more unified approaches to wild river identification and appraisal.
Canoeing with Pearl Mussels
Advances in modern technologies and recreation business activities, together with political interventions, threaten the unique and extremely sensitive habitats of the Upper Vltava River.
The Nature of Spectacle: On Images, Money, and Conserving Capitalism, by Jim Igoe, reviewed by Fabricio Matheus
Tourism, Travel, and Blogging: A Discursive Analysis of Online Travel Narratives, by Deepti Azariah, reviewed by John Shultis
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