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.”
This issue of the International Journal of Wilderness put some focus on visitor usage of wilderness. Wilderness Day Use (J. Daniel Abbe and Robert E. Manning) and An Examination of Constraints to Wilderness Visitation (Gary T. Green, J.M. Bowker, Cassandra Y. Johnson, H. Ken Cordell and Xiongfei Wang) explore the impact from day use visitors as well as which social groups visit wilderness more and which groups feel as though they have more constraints.
This issue of the Journal incorporates a couple of articles focused on technology and wilderness. GPS and the Internet (Joe Van Horn) and New Opportunities for Educating Future Wilderness and Wildland Managers in a Changing Technological World (Chad P. Dawson) look into how differently wilderness experiences are shared now with GPS mapping and internet capabilities, as well as how differently wilderness managers communicate and learn with changing technologies.
This issue of the Journal covers many aspects of wilderness and fire. From Amphibians and wildfire in the US Northeast (by Blake Hossack), to the evolution of wilderness fire policy (by Gregory Aplet), the contributions to this issue provide a wide-scope view of the use of fire in managing wilderness, how fire effects biodiversity, plant life and human visitation, and how the fire stewardship is used in Alaska, South Africa and elsewhere.