Volume 29, Number 2
In this issue
In this issue, Amanda Grace Santos and other emerging land management professionals discuss what diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in wilderness means to them, Brett Quin and Erin Drake share their work advancing wilderness accessibility for people with disabilities, and Kimm Fox-Middleton shares a creative solution towards getting early career land management professionals excited about sharing with and learning from a retiring wilderness workforce. Adrienne Lindholm shares the work of the National Park Service to reimagine a more inclusive wilderness concept using a case study of Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, and Lauren Redmore and co-authors led an effort to understand what wilderness management professionals would like to see from an interagency toolbox for diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is just a few of the excited contributions in the December double issue.
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America’s dominant narrative of the origin of a beloved wilder- ness often centers Aldo Leopold in a heroic fight at the turn of the century against rapid industrialization that occurred at the expense of nature.
Removing the Wilderness Illusion: Emerging Professionals Explore Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Wilderness
From the eyes of four emerging professionals in land management come four different wilderness stories.
Medicine Fish Is Leading the Way to Heal, Build, and Inspire Menominee Youth through the Wild and Scenic Wolf River: An interview with Bryant Waupoose Jr., Founder of Medicine Fish
From a bird’s eye view, the Menominee Reservation is a forested oasis in sharp relief from neighboring landscapes of dairy farms spanning northeastern Wisconsin.
Wheelchairs in Wilderness: One User’s Perspective on Ways to Improve Wilderness Accessibility for All
Lately, I’ve had a strong desire to return to my favorite wilderness area and attempt the area’s rim-to-river trail.
Introducing Emerging and Early Career Land Management Professionals to the National Wilderness Preservation System: Creating Opportunities across US Federal Recruitment Programs
Almost one-third of the federal workforce will soon be eligible for retirement, with many retirements happening in the coming months.
Reimagining the Wilderness Concept for a Diverse America: A Case Study of Inclusive Wilderness Stewardship in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
Glaciers have sculpted this landscape, from the sharp brows of its mountain peaks to the deep troughs of its fjords.
Toward an Interagency Toolbox for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Wilderness: Findings from Five Focus Group Discussions with Wilderness Professionals
US federal land management agencies serve the American people and work to ensure that all Americans connect with and value wilderness.
A Scoping Literature Review of Fairness and Equity Engagement in US River Recreation Allocation Research
River recreation in protected areas throughout the United States is increasing at a rapid pace, thus increasing stresses on river environments and the agencies that manage them.
Issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion are becoming increasingly important to park and protected area managers.
The Yorùbá are an ethnic group located in Nigeria with a rich cultural heritage that is expressed through various practices, customs, and traditions.
The Territory (2022), a National Geographic (NatGeo) film, provides a glimpse into the Indigenous fight to defend lands in the Brazilian Amazon.
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