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Use of Clostridium perfringens as a fecal indicator to detect intertidal disposal at backcountry marine campsites in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
Human waste disposal is a health concern in many backcountry areas. This study measured Clostridium perfringens in beach sediments of Prince William Sound, Alaska, to detect fecal contamination resulting from intertidal disposal. Analysis involved holding times that exceeded eight hours. In repeatedly sampled stored sediments, C.

Three Rivers: Protecting the Yukon's Great Boreal Wilderness

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
The Three Rivers Project in the Yukon, Canada, aims to protect a magnificent but little known 30,000 km2 (11,583 miles2) wilderness in the Peel watershed, using the tools of science, visual art, literature, and community engagement.

Field testing existence values for riparian ecosystems

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
This paper presents preliminary findings on a cash and contingent valuation (cv) experiment. The study replicates major elements of an earlier (1990) experiment, which solicited hypothetical and actual donations to benefit instream flows for Montana fisheries.

Are wildland watersheds safest and best?

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
The 2003 International Year of Freshwater highlighted the critical current and future scenario, on a global scale, of scarcity of adequate water—the essential need for all living things. About 40 percent of the world’s population currently have moderate to high water stress, and it is estimated that by 2025 about two-thirds of the world will live in areas facing such water stress.

Wilderness, water, and quality of life in the Bitterroot Valley

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
The Bitterroot Valley is located in western Montana, U.S.A. Most of the Bitterroot Range above the Bitterroot Valley is protected as wilderness, and is a source of much of the water that flows down and through the valley floor. With an annual precipitation of only 12.3 inches, the Bitterroot Valley is classified as a high desert environment.

Salmon theology: Return to traditional reasoning

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
When beauty and utility are divorced in the loss of wonder, beauty begins to perish. Salmon go extinct. The fragility of beauty is the fragility of wilderness. It does not perish due to weakness but from the generosity and vulnerability that are bound up with its usefulness.

Wilderness restoration: Bureau of Land Management and the Student Conservation Association in the California Desert District

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
The California Desert Protection Act of 1994 was the largest park and wilderness legislation passed in the Lower 48 States since the Wilderness Act of 1964. It designated three national parks and 69 Bureau of Land Management wilderness areas. The California Desert and Wilderness Restoration Project is working to restore and revitalize these lands through a public/private partnership.

Some practical considerations in restoration of wilderness geodiversity: Insights from Lake Pedder, Tasmania

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
Geodiversity values involve aspects of the abiotic environment that are sometimes the dominant element that imparts scenic and wilderness value, are scientifically important in their own right, and almost invariably form the essential habitat for the biodiversity that is often the main target of modern conservation policies.

Protecting biodiversity in situ in the Amazonian Region of Brazil

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
Brazil has approximately 3.6 million km2 (1.4 million mi2) of forest, with the majority concentrated in the Amazonian region. The Atlantic Forest was reduced to less than 8 percent of its original territory. Development activities are being implemented without consideration for the local environment, causing both biodiversity and habitat losses.

Wilderness and wild lands in the Northern Appalachian Region of North America: An ecological perspective

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
The ecological context of the Northern Appalachian region of North America is reviewed and general patterns of ownership and protection status of land discussed. Although there is wide variability among the states and provinces in the proportion of their land that is publicly owned, only a very small proportion, ranging from 0.1 percent to 8.0 percent, anywhere is managed as wilderness.

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