Michael Frome contributes a moving piece for Soul of the Wilderness, discussing the wilderness as a sanctuary for us and future generations: “Wilderness areas are not playgrounds, nor theme parks, but sanctuaries, meant to be forever.” Franco Zunino contributes an international perspective on his work to bring the concept of wild nature to Italy and the mountainous wilderness landscape he and partners work to protect. Other topics include:

  • Mountain Wilderness
  • South Africa, Italy, Botswana
  • Wildlands in North East United States
  • Hiker Perspectives on Solitude

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Protecting Mountain Wilderness BY ALAN EWERT

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS To Rekindle Love of the Beautiful in Public Policy and Professional Performance BY MICHAEL FROME

STEWARDSHIP

Wildlands in the Northeastern United States BY CHRISTOPHER McGRORY KLYZA

Wilderness Management in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park BY MARETHA SHROYER, MARTIN ENGELBECHT, and ODUMELENG KAKETSO

Which World? Which Wilderness? or Getting Back to the Right Cronon BY GENE BAMMEL

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

Hikers’ Perspectives on Solitude and Wilderness BY TROY E. HALL

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE Amphibians and Wilderness BY PAUL STEPHEN CORN

Visitor Experiences of Stress and Reported Hassles in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area BY RUDY SCHUSTER and WILLIAM E. HAMMITT

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Mountain Wilderness in South Africa BY WILLIAM R. BAINBRIDGE

The Mountainous Wildlands of Italy BY FRANCO ZUNINO

National Parks and other Protected Areas in Mountains BY LAWRENCE S. HAMILTON

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements and Wilderness Calendar

Letters to the Editor

Book Reviews
Wilderness Comes Home: Rewilding the Northeast EDITED BY CHRISTOPHER McGRORY KLYZA, REVIEWED BY CHAD DAWSON

Continental Conservation: Scientific Foundations of Regional Reserve Networks EDITED BY MICHAEL E. SOULE and JOHN TERBORGH, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS

A Little Corner of Freedom: Russian Nature Protection from Stalin to Gorbachev BY DOUGLAS R. WEINER, REVIEWED BY J. CHRISTOPHER HANEY