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Spiritual revelation in wilderness under down-under

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
People may well be attracted to wild places in pursuit of deeper meanings. There is an increasing body of western literature emphasizing people’s loss of spiritual relationship with the Earth, and an emerging body of literature on the importance and role of spirituality in protected area management. However, little work has been done linking the two, particularly work utilizing empirical methodology.

Historic voyage as a catalyst for inspiring change

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
Navigator Nainoa Thompson for Hōkūle‘a, a replica of an ancient voyaging canoe, coined the phrase, “Navigating Change,” to implant inspiration in the hearts and minds of Hawaii’s youth to take better care of their island home. Ultimately, it was about instilling hope and a cultural based value of responsibility in our younger generation.

Outdoor programs and environmental beliefs: Investigating the stability of outcomes and levels of salience

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
The effects that outdoor programs have on participant feelings about the outdoor environment and wilderness areas are often assumed to be both powerful and positive. Moreover, it is believed that participation in outdoor or wilderness-based programs usually results in participants who have more pro-environmental and pro-wilderness beliefs, values, and attitudes.

Comparing the wilderness message of U.S. land management agencies

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
Websites from three U.S. agencies that manage wilderness were examined to determine what type of message is being communicated to the public about wilderness. Some websites contain almost no information about wilderness while others discuss it extensively. Most of the references to wilderness are in administrative documents. The second most common audience is prospective wilderness visitors. These messages were analyzed in detail.

Paddling the Big Sky: Reflections on place-based education and experience

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
Paddling the Big Sky began as many expeditions do: out of past trips and in the stories, banter and daydreams of a group of friends.

Restoring youth: Restoring relationships to wildlife and wild places

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
American Indian tribes recognize the most important resource for protecting the values of wild places is within youth. The Nez Perce Tribe, the San Carlos Apache Tribes and the Warm Springs Tribe are among many who have long emphasized the importance of initiating youth by providing experiences, activities and education in remote locations and carried that practice into modern day youth practicums.

Nature is the home of culture-friluftsliv is a way home

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
Friluftsliv is a unique Norwegian cultural heritage, which is believed to be of great importance to modern society. A brief introduction to the cultural roots of this Nature caring tradition is given. Friluftsliv is a legitimate child of European Romanticism- said to be a “protest movement” against the Age of Enlightenment.

Wilderness education: The ultimate commitment to quality wilderness stewardship

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
The effective planning, implementation, and monitoring of a wilderness education program will ultimately produce measurable results that can be instrumental in achieving wilderness management goals and objectives. This paper will provide a simple step-by-step overview of how to develop and maintain a successful wilderness education program through planning, implementation, and monitoring.

Tracking progress: Applying the Forest Service 10 Year Wilderness Stewardship Challenge as a model of performance management

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
The USDA Forest Service applied a performance management/ accountability system to the 407 wildernesses it oversees by defining and tracking critical work.

Visitors' experience and lack of knowledge of minimum impact techniques in the highlands of Brazil's Itatiaia National Park

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2008
This work focuses on the issue of public use management in protected natural areas, based on shared responsibility between management and visitors and the potential for development of environmental ethics to inspire respect for those areas, help protect them, and reduce the need for restrictive control interventions.

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