Nondegradation and the Wilderness Concept: Interpreting the Wilderness Act

Nondegradation and the Wilderness Concept: Interpreting the Wilderness Act

Poetry lovers do not turn to the United States Statutes at Large looking for new verses to savor. For all their legal majesty, the words of the law are almost without exception dry and precise, intentionally drained of all possible imprecision. So what are we to make of this, from the Wilderness Act of 1964 (U.S. Public Law 88-577)?

Take a Scientist to the Sauna!

Take a Scientist to the Sauna!

Shortly after the Finnish Wilderness Act had passed in 1991, managers and scientists wrestled with how to protect the wildlands of northern Finland.

April 2014

April 2014

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!

August 2014

August 2014

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!

December 2014

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!