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This special issue of the International Journal of Wilderness focuses on the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to coincide with the 2018 50th anniversary year. Our editors sought to rejuvenate efforts that began 17 years ago when IJW devoted two consecutive issues to wild rivers (December 2000 and April 2001). The hope at that time was that the series of articles in those issues would catalyze an increased emphasis on wild river science and stewardship. Although there is no doubt that much has been accomplished in the intervening years, a continued need exists to promote research and understanding about the importance and relevance of free-flowing rivers in our society.

TABLE of CONTENTS

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVE
A Watershed Moment for River Conservation and Science BY STEVE CHESTERTON and ALAN WATSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS
A Legacy of Rivers BY TIM PALMER

STEWARDSHIP
The Visitor Use Management Framework Application to Wild and Scenic Rivers BY ROSE I. VERBOS, CARIN VADALA, PETER MALI, and KERRI CAHILL

Wild and Scenic Rivers into the Next 50 Years: Lessons from the Re-watering and Restoration of Fossil Creek BY BJORN FREDERICKSON and KELLY MOTT LACROIX

SCIENCE and RESEARCH
Wild and Scenic Rivers: An Economic Perspective BY J.M. BOWKER and JOHN C. BERGSTROM

Dam Removal on the Lower White Salmon River: Rewilding, Sacred Spaces, and “Outstandingly Remarkable Values” BY RANDY GIMBLETT, CHRISTOPHER A. SCOTT, and MIA HAMMERSLEY

Reframing the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act: Ecosystem-based Resilience and Adaptation BY DENIELLE PERRY

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION
The Role of Wild and Scenic Rivers in the Conservation of Aquatic Biodiversity BY JOHN D. ROTHLISBERGER, TAMARA HEARTSILL SCALLEY, and RUSSELL F. THUROW

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
Proposing a National Protected River System in China: Ecological Civilization BY PENG LI

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Book Reviews
Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy BY TIM PALMER, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS

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