Garry Oye and others provide personal perspectives on the new wilderness recreation strategy for the National Forest System in a special stewardship feature. The working partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and the Student Conservation Association to restore wilderness in the California desert is explained by Dave Wash and Kate Wash. Chad Dawson remembers the work, leadership and passion of Bob Marshall, and John Shultis reviews For the Health of the Land by Aldo Leopold (J. Baird Callicott and Eric T. Freyfogle, eds). Other topics include:

  • River Wilderness
  • 7th World Wilderness Congress Announcement
  • USFS Wilderness Recreation Strategy
  • Economic Values of Wilderness

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES The Wildness of Rivers BY ALAN WATSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS The World Wilderness Congress BY VANCE G. MARTIN

STEWARDSHIP

Bob Marshall 1901-1939: Wilderness Preservationist BY CHAD P. DAWSON

The New Forest Service Wilderness Recreation Strategy: Personal Viewpoints from Diverse Interests INTRODUCTION BY JOHN HENDEE, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

  • Balancing Freedom and Protection in Wilderness Recreation Use BY DAVID COLE
  • A New Wilderness Recreation Strategy for National Forest Wilderness BY GARRY OYE
  • The New Forest Service Wilderness Recreation Strategy Spells Doom for the National Wilderness Preservation System BY BILL WORF
  • If We Lock People Out, Who Will Fight to Save Wilderness? BY IRA SPRING

Wild Rivers in Australia BY J.L. STEIN and H.A. NIX

Invasive Plant Management Along Wild Rivers: Are We Stewards, Guardians or Gardeners? BY BRUCE ANDERSON and KEN WOTRING

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION

The BLM in Partnership with the Student Conservation Association: Restoring Wilderness in the California Desert BY DAVE WASH and KATIE WASH

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

Economic Values of the U.S. Wilderness System: Research Evidence to Date and Questions for the Future BY JOHN B. LOOMIS and ROBERT RICHARDSON

Controlling Nature: Is Science to Blame? BY NAOMI ORESKES and REBECCA ORESKES

Whitewater Boaters in Utah: Implications for Wild River Planning BY DALE J. BLAHNA and DOUGLAS K. REITER

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE Wilderness Fire BY DAVID J. PARSONS

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements and Wilderness Calendar

Book Reviews
The Trade Off Myth: Face and Fiction About Jobs and the Environment BY EBAN GOODSTEIN, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS

Mighty River: A Portrait of the Fraser BY RICHARD C. BOCKING, REVIEWED Y JOAN CHESS

For the Health of the Land BY ALDO LEOPOLD, EDITED BY J. BAIRD CALLICOTT AND ERIC T. FREYFOGLE, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS