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    Author(s): Susan A. Fox; Beth A. Hahn
    Date: 2016
    Source: Journal of Forestry. 114(3): 305-310.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Fox, Susan A.; Hahn, Beth A. 2016. Science informs stewardship: Committing to a national wilderness science agenda. Journal of Forestry. 114(3): 305-310.

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    wilderness, wilderness science, wilderness stewardship, National Wilderness Preservation System

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