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    Author(s): Brian Cooke; Beth Hahn; Peter Landres
    Date: 2018
    Source: Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 29. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 7 p.
    Publication Series: Science Bulletins and Newsletters
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Wilderness management can be tricky. The conservationist Aldo Leopold, who is considered by many to be the father of wildlife ecology and the U.S. wilderness system, was probably thinking about this when he said, “All conservation of wildness is self-defeating, for to cherish we must Wilderness managers in North Cascades National Park opted for chemical treatments to remove invasive fish species. see and fondle, and when enough have seen and fondled, there is no wilderness left to cherish.”

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    Cooke, Brian; Hahn, Beth; Landres, Peter. 2018. Keeping it wild: Asking the right questions to guide wilderness management. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 29. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 7 p.


    wilderness management, human-related environmental stressors, climate change, non-native species invasions, environmental remediation, wilderness restoration

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