This IJW features an article by Stephen Mills on how the Sierra Club reaches “Beyond the Borders” with its new international programs in Southern Africa, Mexico and the Ashoka fellows program. In the international perspectives section, Stephen Siebert and Jill Belsky discuss the important role of local food production in livelihood security and why protected area managers need to be aware of these issues. In the news and announcements section, WILD announces its WILD Awards program, recognizing companies who use wild images in advertising and also support the protection of wild nature – in an way, paying royalties for the use of these images. Other topics include:

  • Land Inholdings Within Wilderness
  • Debate on Fixed Climbing Anchors in Wilderness
  • Spiritual Benefits of Wilderness
  • Wilderness in Poland & Indonesia

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Wilderness Benchmarks BY CHAD P. DAWSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Sierra Club Reaches “Beyond the Borders” BY STEPHEN MILLS

STEWARDSHIP

Inholdings within Wilderness: Legal Foundations, Problems, and Solutions BY RANDY TANNER

Toward a Resolution of the Fixed Anchors in Wilderness Debate BY CHRISTOPHER D. JONES and STEVEN J. HOLLENHORST

State-Designated Wilderness Programs in the United States BY CHAD P. DAWSON and PAULINE THORNDIKE

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE International Science Activities BY DAVID J. PARSONS

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION

On the Spiritual Benefits of Wilderness BY BAYLOR JOHNSON

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Bialowieza Primeval Forest: The Largest Area of Natural Deciduous Lowland Forest in Europe BY ANDRZEJ BOBIEC

Livelihood Security and Protected Area Management BY STEPHEN F. SIEBERT and JILL M. BELSKY

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements and Wilderness Calendar

Book Reviews
Return of the Wild: The Future of Our Natural Lands EDITED BY TED KERASOTE. REVIEW BY JOHN SHULTIS

At the Ends of the Earth: A History of the Polar Regions BY KIERAN MULVANEY. REVIEW BY PATRICK MAHER

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