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December 2014

In this December 2014 issue, we celebrate 20 years of the International Journal of Wilderness! John Hendee and Chad Dawson talk about the IJW going forward, Paul Hartfield takes us through the Lower Mississippi River- an under-appreciated national treasure, Laura Reilly explains how the Chicago Wilderness is a model for urban conservation, Audrey Neville and Robert Pahre show how tourists use social media in the wilderness, and more!

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April 2013

In this issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, we take a look at the wild waters of the Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park after 35 years, how migratory species add ecosystem service value to wilderness, and more!

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August 2013

In this issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, Vance Martin tells us what "WILD is," Lisa Eidson gives a countdown to the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Jean-Claude Genot & Annik Schnitzler talk about Rewilding France and more!

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December 2013

In the December 2013 issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, we hear from Ingo Kowarik about a new perspective of Cities & Wilderness, Vicky Hoover & Gregory Hansen get everyone excited about the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and more!

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April 2012

In this issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, Tin Tin and Peter Ashley each give us some background on the values of wilderness spirituality. Nigel Dudley, Cyril Kormos, Harvey Locke & Vance Martin band together on an article titled "Defining Wilderness in IUCN", and Julie Randall gives us a conservation strategy for the oceans in her article titled "Marine Wilderness."

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August 2012

In this issue of the IJW: Editor in Chief, Chad Dawson, begins by announcing two upcoming events which will celebrate wilderness. Paul Torrence writes about the Wilderness Land Trust, Ann Spehar talks on behalf of Bob Marshall's legacy, and much more!

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December 2012

In this issue of the IJW: Alan Watson & Tyron Venn begin with their editorial perspectives on Wilderness Ecosystem Services. Adrian Mendez Barrera writes about Natural Protected Areas in Mexico, Lisa Eidson makes plans for the Commemoration of the Wilderness Act, and much more!

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April, 2011

This issue of the International Journal of Wilderness kicks off our first year of offering online subscriptions! The journal features color photographs, charts and tables as well as the same great content our long-time subscribers expect. John Hendee reviews this exciting addition and other aspects of the Journal in his opening editorial. John also announces his transition to emeritus status with the Journal. Managing Editor Chad P. Dawson will take over as both editor in chief and managing editor.

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August, 2011

In this issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, Lisa Eidson begins by talking about balancing risk and public safety in the wilderness. We also hear from Robert G. Dvorak and Erin D. Small on the topic of visitor attitudes toward fire and wind disturbances in wilderness. This study examines visitor attitudes across the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness regarding the effects of natural disturbances on visitor planning & wilderness conditions.

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December, 2011

This December issue of the International Journal of Wilderness ends the 2011 year with a WILD10 update from The WILD Foundation's president, Vance Martin. We hear from Magnus Sylven, a member of the WILD10 Executive Committee, about Nature Needs Half- a new spatial perspective for a healthy planet. Other IJW contributors include Howard L. Smith, Cyril F. Kormos, M. Rupert Cutler, Neal Christensen, Brooke B. McBride, Tom Carlson, Lisa Eidson, Jaime Rojo and Gordon Cessford.

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April, 2010

This issue of the International Journal of Wilderness includes two summaries of WILD9, the 9th World Wilderness Congress (November 2009 in Merida, Mexico). Vance Martin provides a general overview, historical context and practical accomplishments of the Congress and David Parsons provides a personal account of his experience. Other articles include a stewardship article by Hawk Rosales about the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness, a review of bear-resistant food storage canisters, a study of monitoring campsite conditions with digital image analysis and more.

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August, 2010

The August 2010 IJW features a wonderful, heartfelt letter from the late George Duffy. This “Farewell” essay was written to fellow wilderness stewards after George learned he had a rare and fatal cancer. The letter reflects how George lived his life: full of verve and passion for wilderness, and always striving to improve wilderness stewardship. Angeles Mendoza Sammet and Michael S. Quinn contribute a Science & Research paper on the governance challenges for wildland preservation in Canada and Mexico.

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December, 2010

In the December 2010 issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, managing editor Chad P. Dawson announced the exciting transition to offering the Journal online. Till Meyer contributes a Stewardship paper on the exciting rewildling work in Germany, and Wade M. Vagias and Robert B. Powell contribute a Science and Research paper on backcountry visitors’ leave no trace attitudes.

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April, 2009

This issue of the International Journal of Wilderness puts some focus on mountain ranges, including the Carpathian Mountains and Adirondack Park. Climbers’ Attitudes toward Recreation Resource Impacts in the Adirondack Park’s Giant Mountain Wilderness (Christopher A. Monz) discusses research outcomes regarding climbers’ outlooks on the use and misuse of recreation resources. The Carpathian Mountains (Michael C. Baltzer, David Strobel, and Vlado Vancura) explores different aspects of the mountains, including threats, mammal population, and future possibilities.

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August, 2009

This issue of the IJW explores some interesting topics including climate change and biodiversity. The Nature of Climate Change (Locke and Mackey) explores issues related to climate change. Key Biodiversity Areas in Wilderness (Upgren, Bernard, Clay, de Silva, Foster, James, Kasecker, Knox, Rial, Roxburgh, Storey and Williams) discusses the importance of identifying biodiversity areas.

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December, 2009

This issue of the International Journal of Wilderness touches on several different aspects associated with wilderness. New Wilderness Legislation in 2009 (Chad P. Dawson) discusses the importance of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. Embracing Web 2.0 Technologies (Lisa Eidson) shows an interesting perspective on social networking, blogging and more.

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April, 2008

This issue of the IJW discusses wilderness litigation. The Need for Wilderness Litigation (Jon Dettmann) and U.S. Forest Service Litigation (Robert. W. Malmsheimer, Coraline Falco, Amanda M. Anderson, Denise M. Keele, and Donald W. Floyd) look into the importance of wilderness litigation and discuss research on USFS land management litigation based on the Wilderness Act and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act from 1989-2004.

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August, 2008

This issue of the Journal explores international wilderness, including Russia and Mexico. The Water Forest of Mexico City (Beatriz Padilla, Francisco J. Romero, Fernando Jaramillo Monroy, Flora Guerrero Goff and Raul Garcia Barrios) and Personal Reflections on the Fate of Wilderness Reserves in Russia (Kathleen Braden) delve into the topics of urban wilderness and threatened nature reserves in Russia.

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December, 2008

This issue of the IJW includes two articles focused on fire. Wilderness Fire Policy in the Southwest (David M. Ostergren and Megan L. Triplett) looks into the challenges regarding reintroducing fire into wilderness. Changing Research Needs in Wilderness Fire (Carol Miller) discusses fire management strategies researched at the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute.

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April, 2007

This issue of the IJW explores wilderness being used as “symbolic value”: Symbolism, Experience, and the Value of Wilderness (Herbert W. Shroeder) and Beyond the Symbolic Value of Wildness (Paul M. Keeling) look into the psychological view of the symbolic value of wilderness as well as exploring wilderness being described as a “symbolic value.”

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