In 1967, Bob Lucas moved to Missoula, MT, to serve as the first project leader for the new Wilderness Management Research Unit for Forest Service Research.
People often ask me what I consider the most exciting place “for wilderness.” They are always surprised when I say that Europe is high on my list.
Campsite impacts can take away from the unique qualities that wilderness provides, and monitoring these impacts is an important component of protected area management.
It is long overdue for managers to begin building stronger working relationships with neighboring Tribal groups. With Native issues such as the appropriate management of and access to cultural and sacred sites within wilderness, strong relationships ultimately move us closer to the common goal of managing protected areas for the use and enjoyment of all people!
While driving through the hills of eastern Tennessee in 1934, a small cadre of friends became engaged and then embroiled in an animated conversation about the steps necessary to protect the limited wildlands remaining in the United States.
“Where are the young people… Why aren’t they here?” asks William Tweed (2010), a former park ranger in his rich and thoughtful book titled Uncertain Path: A Search for the Future of National Parks.