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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”