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The Interagency Wilderness Character Monitoring Team--representing the Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Land Management, DOI Fish and Wildlife Service, DOI National Park Service, DOI U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Forest Service-offers in this document an interagency strategy to…
Author(s): Peter Landres, Chris Barns, John G. Dennis, Tim Devine, Paul Geissler, Curtis S. McCasland, Linda Merigliano, Justin Seastrand, Ralph Swain
Keywords: Wilderness Act, wilderness, wilderness character, wilderness stewardship, monitoring
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-212. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 77 p.
Year: 2008
One of the central mandates of the 1964 Wilderness Act is that “each agency administering any area designated as wilderness shall be responsible for preserving the wilderness character of the area.” Although wilderness comprises about 20 percent of National Forest System lands (over 35 million…
Author(s): Peter Landres, Steve Boutcher, Linda Merigliano, Chris Barns, Denis Davis, Troy Hall, Steve Henry, Brad Hunter, Patrice Janiga, Mark Laker, Al McPherson, Douglas S. Powell, Mike Rowan, Susan Sater
Keywords: forest planning, monitoring, primitive and unconfined recreation, solitude, undeveloped, untrammeled, wilderness, Wilderness Act, wilderness character, wilderness stewardship
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-151. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 38 p.
Year: 2005
The U.S. Forest Service is responsible for managing over 35 million acres of designated wilderness, about 18 percent of all the land managed by the agency. Nearly all (90 percent) of the National Forests and Grasslands administer designated wilderness. Although the central mandate from the 1964…
Author(s): Peter Landres, Mary Beth Hennessy, Kimberly Schlenker, David N. Cole, Steve Boutcher
Keywords: Wilderness Act, wilderness, wilderness character, wilderness stewardship, planning, monitoring
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-217. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 45 p.
Year: 2008
The Wilderness Act of 1964 established a National Wilderness Preservation System, and this publication is a compilation of selected information about every wilderness within this System. For each wilderness, the following information is given: legally correct wilderness name; public law that…
Author(s): Peter Landres, Shannon Meyer
Keywords: wilderness public law, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, National Wildlife Refuge, National Monument, National Seashore, National Recreation Area, National Park and Preserve, Wilderness Act
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-18. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 98 p.
Year: 2000
The Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness was established in September of 1984 when President Ronald Reagan signed the California Wilderness Act (PL 98-425). In March 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act (PL 111-11) designating the John Krebs Wilderness and the…
Author(s): James Tricker, Peter Landres, Gregg Fauth, Paul Hardwick, Alex Eddy
Keywords: Wilderness Act, National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS), mapping, Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness
Source: Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/SEKI/NRTR-2014/872. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science. 82 p.
Year: 2014
The Olympic Wilderness was established November 16, 1988 when President Ronald Reagan signed the Washington Park Wilderness Act. A total of 876,447 acres or 95% of Olympic National Park (OLYM) was designated as wilderness and became a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System, wherein…
Author(s): James Tricker, Peter Landres, Jennifer Chenoweth, Roger Hoffman, Scott Ruth
Keywords: Wilderness Act, National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS), mapping, Olympic Wilderness
Source: Final Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute. 69 p.
Year: 2013
Anthropogenic climatic change can no longer be considered an abstract possibility. It is here, its effects are already evident, and changes are expected to accelerate in coming decades, profoundly altering wilderness ecosystems. At the most fundamental level, wilderness stewards will increasingly…
Author(s): Nathan L. Stephenson, Constance I. Millar
Keywords: climate change, global changes, resilience, trade-offs, Wilderness Act, wilderness character, wilderness planning
Source: Park Science. 28(3), Winter 2011-2012. 7p
Year: 2012
A GIS-based approach was used to depict how threats to wilderness character vary in extent and magnitude across the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Based on the interagency strategy to monitor wilderness character, Keeping It Wild: An Interagency Strategy for Monitoring Wilderness Character…
Author(s): James Tricker, Ann Schwaller, Teresa Hanson, Elizabeth Mejicano, Peter Landres
Keywords: Wilderness Act, wilderness, wilderness character, mapping wilderness character, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Superior National Forest
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-357. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 80 p.
Year: 2017
Keeping It Wild 2 is an interagency strategy to monitor trends in selected attributes of wilderness character based on lessons learned from 15 years of developing and implementing wilderness character monitoring across the National Wilderness Preservation System. This document updates and replaces…
Author(s): Peter Landres, Chris Barns, Steve Boutcher, Tim Devine, Peter Dratch, Adrienne Lindholm, Linda Merigliano, Nancy Roeper, Emily Simpson
Keywords: Wilderness Act, wilderness, wilderness character, wilderness stewardship, monitoring, untrammeled, natural conditions, undeveloped, solitude, primitive and unconfined recreation, other features of value
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-340. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 114 p.
Year: 2015
On August 18, 1972, an aerial patrol reported a snag burning deep in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho. Bob Mutch, then a young research forester, traveled to the site the following day for an on-the-ground assessment. It was, Mutch later recalled, a little "nothing fire" that posed no…
Author(s): Diane Smith
Keywords: fire, fire suppression, Wilderness Act, Bad Luck Creek fire
Source: Forest History Today. Spring/Fall: 4-12.
Year: 2014
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