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    Author(s): Daniel B. Botkin
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Freimund, Wayne A.; O'Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 1: Changing perspectives and future directions; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-1. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 48-51
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Can researchers use the traditional scientific method in studying wilderness without violating the concept and wilderness law concerning “untrammeled” land? This philosophical essay seeks to answer that question through historical review and literature overview, suggesting how science and the study of wilderness can be compatible.

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    Botkin, Daniel B. 2000. Wilderness science: an oxymoron?. In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Freimund, Wayne A.; O''Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 1: Changing perspectives and future directions; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-1. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 48-51

    Keywords

    wilderness, science, philosophy, ecosystems

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