Volume 23, Number 1
In this issue, Peter Ashley discusses mapping the inner experience of wilderness; Dan Dustin, Larry Beck, and Jeff Rose examine emerging issues related to technology on the Pacific Crest Trail; we also have a summary of the Interagency Visitor Use Management Framework from the US federal agencies; and much more!
Famed grizzly bear biologist John Craighead died in his sleep at his Missoula, Montana, home September 18, 2016.read more
In this work, two wilderness scholars take us on a journey to visit multiple facets of wilderness, looking for integrated ways to understand wildernessread more
Half-Bhutan The Evolution and Effectiveness of Protected Areas in a Country Recognizing Nature Needs Half
When E. O. Wilson called for half the world to be left in a natural state (Wilson 2016), there was widespread disbelief that such a thing was possible.read more
What impact do developments such as tourist lodges and helipads have on wilderness values?What are the consequences of constructing a walkers’ hut (cabin)read more
Wilderness can be a place for human transformation, with the wilderness experience increasingly recognized as being restorative and a positive contributor to psychological well-beingread more
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) spans 2,660 miles (4,281 km) from its southern terminus on the Mexican border to its northern terminus on the Canadian border.read more
The Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) is a 92-mile-long (148 km) ribbon of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams located in northern Maine. Starting with a chain of lakes controlled by dams, the river drops northward in the heart of Maine’s vast commercial forests.read more
Once a US wilderness is congressionally designated, land management agencies must manage it to preserve its wilderness character. Wilderness character is defined by five qualities: untrammeled, natural, undeveloped, solitude or primitive and unconfined recreation, and other features of valueread more
During the past three decades, US federal land management agencies have worked to enhance the public’s connection with the outdoors for purposes of recreation…read more
I considered finishing the title of this editorial in a number of ways. Wilderness in a time of polarizing politics? …in a time of climate change? … in a time of rhetoric and conflict? Any one of these examples might illustrate the socio- and geopolitical climate that many of us as wilderness professionals, managers, educators, and advocates are currently experiencing.read more
Soul of the Wilderness June 2017 | Volume 23, Number 1 by BRAD BARR For a long time, the idea of wilderness in ocean and coastal waters has been talked about, evaluated, recommended, and criticized, but little progress is being made toward some tangible action that...read more
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