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A special issue of the Journal of Forestry - Wilderness science and its role in wilderness stewardship

Science Spotlights Posted on: June 17, 2016
The Journal of Forestry dedicated an entire issue to wilderness science and the National Wilderness Preservation System under the management of the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Departement of Agriculture Forest Service.

Science informs stewardship: Committing to a national wilderness science agenda

Publications Posted on: June 07, 2016
The National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) is a vital component of the national and international infrastructure for science, education, and information. The NWPS serves as an important resource for advancing research, from discovering new dinosaurs (Arbour et al. 2014, Landon 2016) to understanding human history on the American landscape (Rasic 2003).

A special issue of the Journal of Forestry - Wilderness science and its role in wilderness stewardship

Publications Posted on: June 07, 2016
This special issue of the Journal of Forestry provides an overview of America’s National Wilderness Preservation System and highlights the important role that science serves in informing wilderness stewardship.

Data archiving: 50 years of Wilderness science preserved for all time

Science Spotlights Posted on: October 29, 2015
For nearly 50 years, scientists at the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute (established as the Forest Service Wilderness Management Research Unit in 1967) and their collaborators have compiled important research on natural and social science issues pertaining to wilderness. This archive neatly organizes such research, and makes it available to the public in digital format.

Results From the 2014 National Wilderness Manager Survey

Publications Posted on: September 08, 2015
A national survey of managers was developed to support interagency wilderness strategic planning. The focus was on major challenges, perceived needs for science and training, and accomplishments of 1995 Strategic Plan objectives. The survey was administered to managers at the four federal agencies with wilderness management responsibilities: the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S.

Fifty years of wilderness science: An international perspective

Publications Posted on: August 19, 2015
The 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Wilderness Act is a cause for celebration, not least of which is the scientific use recognized in Section 4(b) of the act. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of publication of the International Journal of Wilderness (IJW). IJW plays a unique role in wilderness stewardship, science, and advocacy, providing a forum for presentation and discussion of important questions, challenges, and opportunities.

Wilderness science: A historical perspective

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2014
Wilderness is a relatively new and powerful idea that is still finding its footing in the world of science. Although the intellectual history of wilderness can be traced farther back in time (Nash 2001), as a land classification wilderness is less than a century old, and it was just 50 years ago that wilderness was codified in legislation in the United States.