Science for wilderness emphasizes that our work informs effective stewardship and management of wilderness. Wilderness for landscape sustainability aims to improve understanding of the roles of protected lands in maintaining the ecological, economic, and social integrity of larger landscapes.
In this issue of IJW, we celebrate the life of Bob Lucas as a well-known wilderness research leader and recreation research pioneer.
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!