This issue of the Journal covers many aspects of wilderness and fire. From Amphibians and wildfire in the US Northeast (by Blake Hossack), to the evolution of wilderness fire policy (by Gregory Aplet), the contributions to this issue provide a wide-scope view of the use of fire in managing wilderness, how fire effects biodiversity, plant life and human visitation, and how the fire stewardship is used in Alaska, South Africa and elsewhere. Other articles cover:

  • Trust in Wildland Fire and Fuel Management Decisions
  • Soul of the Wilderness: Taking Back the Conservation Movement
  • Place Meaning for Wilderness
  • Announcement of Bruno H. Schubert Environmental Prize

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Anticipating Change for Wildland Fire Use in Wilderness Ecosystems BY ALAN E. WATSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Take Back the Conservation Movement BY DAVE FOREMAN

STEWARDSHIP

Evolution of Wilderness Fire Policy BY GREGORY H. APLET

Wilderness Fire Stewardship on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska BY JOHN M. MORTON, EDWARD BERG, DOUG NEWBOULD, DIANNE MacLEAN, and LEE O’BRIEN

Wilderness Fire Management in a Changing World BY CAROL MILLER

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

Understanding Social Influences on Wilderness Fire Stewardship Decisions BY KATIE KNOTEK

FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE Amphibians and Wildfire in the U.S. Northwest BY BLAKE R. HOSSACK

Understanding Place Meanings for Wilderness: Personal and Community Values at Risk BY KARI GUNDERSON

Wildland Fire Effects on Visits and Visitors to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex BY WILLIAM T. BORRIE, STEPHEN F. McCOOL, and JOSHUA G. WHITMORE

Barriers to Wildland Fire Use: A Preliminary Problem Analysis BY DUSTIN DOANE, JAY O’LAUGHLIN, PENELOPE MORGAN, and CAROL MILLER

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION

Trust in Wildland Fire and Fuel Management Decisions BY ADAM LILJEBLAD and WILLIAM T. BORRIE

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

The Challenge of Wilderness Fire Stewardship in a Time of Change: A South African Perspective BY SONJA KRUGER

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements and Wilderness Calendar

Book Reviews
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS

Rewilding North America: A Vision for Conservation in the 21st Century REVIEWED BY RUDY SCHUSTER