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    Author(s): Robert G. Dvorak; William T. Borrie
    Date: 2007
    Source: International Journal of Wilderness, 13(3): 12-15.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Wilderness managers strive to provide quality recreation experiences. Because of this commitment, a need exists to further incorporate experiential aspects into current planning and management frameworks. This article suggests a focus on relationships with wilderness, moving beyond the examination of single transactions with a setting toward a consideration of the dynamic engagements visitors accumulate with wilderness over time. Understanding these relationships relative to social and cultural change may allow managers to incorporate diverse meanings into management planning and provide better protection of wilderness character.

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    Dvorak, Robert G.; Borrie, William T. 2007. Changing relationships with wilderness: A new focus for research and stewardship. International Journal of Wilderness, 13(3): 12-15.


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