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A primary goal of wilderness stewardship is to protect individual wilderness areas from most anthropogenic change. Numerous agents of change threaten to degrade wilderness character. These agents of change are both internal (for example, grazing) and external (for example, polluting industries) to…
Author(s): David N. Cole
Keywords: monitoring, assessment, sustainability, Western Hemisphere, sustainable management, ecosystem resources, wilderness stewardship, wilderness areas
Source: In: Aguirre-Bravo, C.; Pellicane, Patrick J.; Burns, Denver P.; and Draggan, Sidney, Eds. 2006. Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium: Unifying Knowledge for Sustainability in the Western Hemisphere Proceedings RMRS-P-42CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 81-85
Year: 2006
Stakeholders in wilderness, and other public lands, have varying opinions on how well the land management agencies reflect their values and respond to their needs in management, and they therefore vary in their level of commitment and attachment to these places and the activities that occur there.…
Author(s): Alan Watson, William Borrie
Keywords: monitoring, assessment, sustainability, Western Hemisphere, sustainable management, ecosystem resources, wilderness stewardship, public lands
Source: In: Aguirre-Bravo, C.; Pellicane, Patrick J.; Burns, Denver P.; and Draggan, Sidney, Eds. 2006. Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium: Unifying Knowledge for Sustainability in the Western Hemisphere Proceedings RMRS-P-42CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 287-293
Year: 2006
The concept of applying a "minimum requirements" analysis to decisions about administrative actions in wilderness in the United States has been around for a long time. It comes from Section 4(c) of the Wilderness Act of 1964, which states that "except as necessary to meet minimum requirements for…
Author(s): David N. Cole
Keywords: minimum requirements" analysis, Wilderness Act of 1964, wilderness stewardship, hemlock, whitebark pine
Source: International Journal of Wilderness 13(1): 8-12.
Year: 2007
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 online resource Wilderness.net currently provides quick access to the text of every public law designating wilderness in the U.S. National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS). This article describes two new searchable databases recently completed and added to the information available on…
Author(s): David R. Craig, Peter Landres, Laurie Yung
Keywords: wilderness stewardship, searchable databases, public law, legislative history, legislated special provisions
Source: International Journal of Wilderness 16(2): 27-31.
Year: 2010
This article describes how understanding wilderness character leads to improved communication among staff and with the public, helping park staff make more informed decisions about park planning, management, and monitoring in wilderness. Wilderness character is defined in terms of five qualities:…
Author(s): Peter Landres, Wade M. Vagias, Suzy Stutzman
Keywords: management, monitoring, planning, wilderness character, wilderness stewardship
Source: Park Science. 28(3). Online: http://www.nature.nps.gov/ParkScience/index.cfm?ArticleID=540&Page=1
Year: 2012
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
The authors of this article are recently retired wilderness professionals from universities or federal agencies. We were asked to share our observations about how wilderness stewardship is being managed in America today. We based our observations on our many years of combined professional…
Author(s): Ken Cordell, Chris Barns, David Brownlie, Tom Carlson, Chad Dawson, William Koch, Garry Oye, Chris Ryan
Keywords: wilderness, wilderness stewardship, National Wilderness Preservation System
Source: Journal of Forestry. 114(3): 292-297.
Year: 2016
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