Sandra Slater-Jones contributes an article to this issue of the journal on the relationship between transfrontier park managers, policy makers and resident indigenous populations. She emphasizes the importance of cooperation between countries and protected area managers in transboundary parks, and a greater awareness of local, human issues. Linda Moffat writes a very interesting article on adventure racing in the wild, a use of wildlands that is under much scrutiny. She provides perspectives from adventure racers to create a balanced story of the impacts and benefits of adventure racing on protected areas. Other topics include:

  • Courage for Wilderness
  • Wilderness Near Urban Areas
  • Aspects of Use Conflicts
  • Wilderness in Europe, Canada, Africa & Hong Kong

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEATURES

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVES Wilderness Leaders BY CHAD P. DAWSON

SOUL OF THE WILDERNESS Courage for Wilderness BY HUBERT WEINZIERL

STEWARDSHIP

Urban Wilderness in Central Europe: Rewilding at the Urban Fringe BY MATTHIAS DIEMER, MARTIN HELD, and SABINE HOFMEISTER

The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area: A Model for the Sustainable Development of Wilderness? BY JOHN SHULTIS and RON RUTLEDGE

Relationships Between Transfrontier Park Managers, Policy Makers, and Resident Indigenous Populations BY SANDRA SLATER-JONES

Adventure Racing in the Wild BY LINDA MOFFAT

SCIENCE and RESEARCH

Interpersonal and Societal Aspects of Use Conflicts: A Case Study of Wilderness in Alaska and Finland BY JOAN KLUWE and EDWIN E. KRUMPE

PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ALDO LEOPOLD WILDERNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE A Decade of Coordinated Wilderness Research BY DAVID J. PARSONS

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION

Wilderness Benchmarking: Is Visitor Acceptability Creep a Concern or Not? BY JOSEPH P. FLOOD

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Identifying Wilderness in the Landscapes of Hong Kong Urban Periphery BY LAWAL M. MARAFA

WILDERNESS DIGEST

Announcements and Wilderness Calendar

Alan Ewert Leaves IJW Editorial Board

Perry Brown named to IJW Editorial Board

Book Reviews
Confronting Consumption EDITED BY T. RINCEN, MICHAEL MANIATES, and KEN CONCA, REVIEW BY JOHN SHULTIS

Driven Wild: How the Fight Against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement BY PAUL SUTTER, REVIEW BY JOHN SHULTIS