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Visitor perception of wilderness recreation carrying capacity

Publications Posted on: May 31, 2018
Presents results of a study of wilderness users in the Bob Marshall, Bridger, High Uintas, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) to determine their perception of, and reaction to, problems such as crowding, littering, and conflicts between user groups, and to management actions to alleviate such problems.

Data from 2014 Wilderness Management Survey: Science needs, training needs, and demographics of managers

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
Stewards and managers of wilderness areas within the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) were selected for surveying in 2014 in order to provide input for the development of the 2014 Inter-agency Strategic Plan for the NWPS. Research focused on major challenges in stewardship and planning, and where managers saw rising needs for specific training or research.

Wilderness science and its role in wilderness stewardship

FS News Posted on: June 02, 2016
The Journal of Forestry published a special issue that looks at the challenges facing wilderness agencies and the important role of wilderness science.

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.

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.

Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Proceedings of the Ninth World Wilderness Congress Symposium

Publications Posted on: September 10, 2012
WILD9 convened in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, in 2009 with a challenging agenda. For more than eight days, 1,800 delegates from more than 50 nations gathered to feel, think, and act (siente, piensa, actua) on many important conservation issues requiring international cooperation.

Reflections on WILD9

Publications Posted on: July 07, 2010
The 9th World Wilderness Congress (WILD9), held November 6-13 in Merida, Mexico, provided a vivid reminder of the magnitude of the challenges - both environmental and human - facing advocates for the protection of wilderness resources and values. From a U.S.