This issue of the journal focuses specifically on Alaska wilderness, in preparation for the 8th World Wilderness Congress, Anchorage, Alaska 1005. Miki Collins and Julie Collins write about the traditional way of life at Denali and how subsistence lifestyles can go hand-in-hand with protecting for wilderness values. Stephen F. McCool, winner of the Chief’s Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Award, details his work in the Bob Marshal wilderness. Other topics include:

  • Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Protecting wilderness in an Owner State
  • Science and Learning in the Alaska Wilderness
  • Transfrontier Land Use in Southern Africa

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Denali National Park and Preserve: A Different Kind of Wilderness BY ALAN E. WATSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Voices from Denali: “It’s Bigger Than Wilderness” BY ALAN E. WATSON, KATIE KNOTEK, and NEAL CHRISTENSEN

STEWARDSHIP

Legislative Direction for a Conservation System Unit in Alaska: The Case of Denali National Park and Preserve BY ADRIENNE A. LINDHOLM and MICHAEL J. TRANEL

Denali National Park and Preserve: A Federal Conservation System Unit in an Owner State BY ADRIENNE A. LINDHOLM and MICHAEL J. TRANEL

Customary and Traditional: A Continuing Way of Life at Denali BY MIKI COLLINS and JULIE COLLINS

Native People and Wilderness Values at Denali BY HOLLIS TWITCHELL

Symbolic Values: The Overlooked Values That Make Wilderness Unique BY DAVID N. COLE

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

Social Science Research and Planning in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex BY STEPHEN F. McCOOL

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE Research on the Relationship between Humans and Wilderness in Alaska BY ALAN E. WATSON

EDUCATION AN COMMUNICATION

Humility in the Alaskan Wilderness BY DARYL R. MILLER

Science and Learning in the Alaska Wilderness BY INGRID NIXON

Minimizing Mountaineering Impacts in Denali National Park and Preserve BY WHITNEY C. WARD

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Transfrontier Land Use Planning in Southern Africa BY WILLIEM VAN RIET JR. and NADIA VAN DER MERWE

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements and Wilderness Calendar

Letter to the Editor BY MIKE TURNER

Book Reviews
Landscape Ecology and Resource Management: Linking Theory with Practice EDITED BY JOHN A. BISSONETTE AND ISLE STORCH, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS

Voyageurs National Park: The Battle to Create Minnesota’s National Park BY FRED T. WITZIG, REVIEWED BY JOHN SHULTIS