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Collaboration across cultural boundaries to protect wild places: The British Columbia experience

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2011
Culture counts in the protection of wilderness! Culture can be defined as the shared products of a given society: its values, norms, knowledge, and ideals, as well as its material goods. If history reveals nothing else, it teaches us that the norms, values, ideals, and language of a society are what defines wilderness. What one society calls wilderness, another society calls home.

Northwest Territories Protected Areas Strategy: How community values are shaping the protection of wild spaces and heritage places

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2011
The Northwest Territories Protected Areas Strategy (NWT PAS), approved in 1999, presents a unique community-driven approach to establishing a network of protected areas in the North. The NWT PAS arose from increasing resource development pressures in the Northwest Territories and is being implemented in the context of the land claim and treaty processes.

Protected areas of the central Siberian Arctic: History, status, and prospects

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2011
Before the Siberian Arctic was incorporated into the Russian Empire, it had been inhabited by small numbers of indigenous peoples. The first Russian settlers came to Siberia in the 16th century. The northern areas of Siberia had not been subjected to extreme anthropogenic influences before the Norilsk Industrial Complex started to be built in 1935. Negative anthropogenic impacts on nature became apparent after the end of World War II.

Origin of political conflict in Arctic wilderness areas

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2011
There are several important factors related to political conflict associated with arctic wilderness areas: scientific studies, economic interests, ethnic identities, geographic differences, and national histories. How groups with an interest in these wilderness areas inject their values into these factors stimulates political debate with each other and with stewarding agency officials.

Perspectives on wilderness in the Arctic

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2011
In the American lexicon, the concept of wilderness has become formalized through the Wilderness Act of 1964, and thus it has been defined in legal terms as a land designation. Yet wilderness, just as beauty, remains in the eye of the beholder, and how individuals experience wilderness varies both within cultures, as well as between cultures.

Science-management collaborations: Developing adaptation options for National Forests

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2010
Climate is constantly changing, prompting natural and managed ecosystems to adjust. As a natural process, adaptation refers to the reactive changes that species and ecosystems make in response to environmental changes. With human intervention, adaptation refers to management actions and decisions that help ecological, social, and economic systems accommodate challenges imposed by climate change.

Determinants of trust for public lands: Fire and fuels management on the Bitterroot National Forest

Publications Posted on: December 04, 2009
Management of public lands occurs today with high levels of scrutiny and controversy. To succeed, managers seek the support, involvement, and endorsement of the public. This study examines trust as an indicator of managerial success and attempts to identify and measure the components that most influence it.

Collaborative management and research in the Great Basin - examining the issues and developing a framework for action

Publications Posted on: January 18, 2008
The Great Basin is one of the most imperiled regions in the United States. Sustaining its ecosystems, resources, and human populations requires strong collaborative partnerships among the region's research and management organizations. This GTR is the product of a workshop on "Collaborative Watershed Research and Management in the Great Basin" held in Reno, Nevada, November 28 through 30, 2006.

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration: social issues fact sheet 19: Impacts of wildland fire on communities

Publications Posted on: September 13, 2007
Large fires can result in a series of disasters for individuals and communities in the wildland-urban interface. They create significant disruptions to ongoing social processes, result in large financial losses, and lead to expensive restoration activities. By being aware of the impacts of wildland fire on local residents, fire managers can bring added value to them and help smooth agency-community tensions.

Understanding the wicked nature of "unmanaged recreation" in Colorado's Front Range

Publications Posted on: July 24, 2007
Unmanaged recreation presents a challenge to both researchers and managers of outdoor recreation in the United States because it is shrouded in uncertainty resulting from disagreement over the definition of the problem, the strategies for resolving the problem, and the outcomes of management.