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    Author(s): Maria Fernandez-Gimenez; Lynn Huntsinger; Catherine Phillips; Barbara Allen-Diaz
    Date: 1992
    Source: In: Chavez, Deborah J., technical coordinator. 1992. Proceedings of the Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research, February 19-22, 1992, Ontario, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-132. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 36-38
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Many people from a variety of backgrounds believe that Mt. Shasta is a major spiritual center. Although these "spiritual users" value the area's natural features, their spiritual and social activities, including construction of sweat lodges, medicine wheels, altars, meditation pads, trails, and campsites, are leading to rapid ecological degradation. This situation is not compatible with the solitude and pristine conditions called for in the Wilderness Act. Participatory management of Mt. Shasta by cultural resource users offers a possible solution.

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    Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria; Huntsinger, Lynn; Phillips, Catherine; Allen-Diaz, Barbara. 1992. Conflicting Values: Spirituality and Wilderness at Mt. Shasta. In: Chavez, Deborah J., technical coordinator. 1992. Proceedings of the Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research, February 19-22, 1992, Ontario, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-132. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 36-38

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