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Mapping wilderness character in Denali National Park and PreserveAuthor(s): Rob Burrows; James Tricker; Dan Abbe; Peter Landres; Jon Paynter; David Schirokauer; Philip Hooge
Source: Natural Resource Report NPS/DENA/NRR-2016/1223. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science. 106 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe recent development of an interagency strategy to monitor wilderness character allows on-the-ground managers and decision-makers to assess whether stewardship actions for an individual wilderness are fulfilling the legislative mandate to "preserve wilderness character." By using credible data that are consistently collected, one can assess how wilderness character changes over time and evaluate how stewardship actions affect trends in wilderness character. As most of these data depict spatial or geographic features in wilderness, a Geographic Information System (GIS) -based approach was developed to identify the state of wilderness character for the designated and eligible wilderness in Denali National Park and Preserve (DENA).
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CitationBurrows, Rob; Tricker, James; Abbe, Dan; Landres, Peter; Paynter, Jon; Schirokauer, David; Hooge, Philip. 2016. Mapping wilderness character in Denali National Park and Preserve. Natural Resource Report NPS/DENA/NRR-2016/1223. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science. 106 p.
Keywordswilderness character, stewardship, Denali National Park and Preserve (DENA)
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