In this issue of the IJW, Mark Bennet, Lorne Kriwoken and Liza Fallon discuss how to manage the impacts of bushwalkers in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, including management tools such as re-routing, erosion control and permit systems. Les Joslin uses examples from the Three Sisters Wilderness in discussion the best ways to inform and education wilderness visitors. He notes that “wilderness visitors at trailheads will read and heed a little information if it’s presented properly, but will ignore poorly presented and excessive information.” Other topics in this issue include:

  • Using Information and Education in Wilderness Management
  • Olaus Murie’s Spiritual Connection with Wilderness
  • Proposal for a Wilderness Steward Organization
  • Wilderness in Tasmania & South Africa

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Mindful Education: Building a Wilderness Renaissance BY REBECCA ORESKES

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Olaus Murie’s Spiritual Connection with Wilderness BY JAMES M. GLOVER

STEWARDSHIP

Proposal to Establish a Professional Society for Wilderness Stewardship BY WAYNE FREIMUND and CONNIE G. MYERS

Commentary on the Freimund-Myers Wilderness Stewardship Organization Proposal BY JOHN C. HENDEE

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

Managing Bushwalker Impacts in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia BY MARK A. BENNETT, LRNE K. KRIWOKEN and LIZA FALLON

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE Reducing Barriers to Science-based Management BY VITA WRIGHT

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION

Emerging Principles for Using Information/Education in Wilderness Management BY ROBERT E. MANNING

Wilderness Information and Education in the Three Sisters Wilderness BY LES JOSLIN

Leave the Rocks for the Next Glacier: Low Impact Education in a High Use National Park BY CHARLIE JACOBI

Frontcountry Visitor Information/Education Programs: Are There Lessons for Wilderness? BY YU-FAI LEUNG and ARAM ATTARIAN

Yosemite’s Principled Approach to Wilderness Education BY LAUREL BOYERS, GARY KOY, and BARB MIRANDA

The Superstition Wilderness Education Program: A Vision That Made a Difference BY GREGORY HANSEN

An Evaluation of the Wilderness and Land Ethic Curriculum and Teacher Workshops BY KARI GUNDERSON and LEO H. McAVOY

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Wilderness Research in South Africa: Defining Priorities at the Intersection of Qualities, Threats, Values and Stakeholders BY MARETHA SHROYER, ALAN WATSON, and ANDREW MUIR

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements and Wilderness Calendar

Book Reviews
The Wilderness from Chamberlain Farm: A Story of Hope for the American Wild BY DEAN BENNETT, REVIEW BY STEVE HOLLENHORST

Natural Selections: National Parks in Atlantic Canada, 1935-1970 BY ALAN MacEACHERN, REVIEW BY JOHN SHULTIS