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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.
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.
In this issue, Robert Dvorak shares a vision for America’s national wilderness preservation system, Franco Zunino talks about the increasing number of wilderness areas in Italy, Stephen McCool gives us the keys to building stewardship capacity for the next 50 years of wilderness, and more!
Stewart Brandborg talks about "Wilderness, Wildness, and Wilderness Character;" Robert Dvorak reviews the interagency wilderness character monitoring strategy; H. Ken Cordell, Ramesh Ghimire and Chad Dawson compare wilderness values between managers and the public; and more!read more
In the April 2014 issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, we hear from many fantastic authors on the topics of Writing People Back into Nature, a Vision for a Wilder Europe, Thinking Wild, the International League of Conservation Writers, and more!read more
In the August 2014 issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act! Alan Watson & Ken Cordell propose a great way to keep science & stewardship working together for another 50 years; Vance Martin & Melanie Hill give us the details about WILD10, the 10th World Wilderness Congress; David Cole gives us a historical perspective on wilderness science; and more!read more
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!read more
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!read more
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!read more
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!read more
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."read more
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!read more
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!read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more