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Data from 2014 Wilderness Management Survey: Science needs, training needs, and demographics of managers

Publication Year: 
2017
Author: Ghimire, Ramesh; Watson, Alan E.; Green, Gary T.; Cordell, Ken H.

Stewards and managers of wilderness areas within the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) were selected for surveying in 2014 in order to provide input for the development of the 2014 Inter-agency Strategic Plan for the NWPS. Research focused on major challenges in stewardship and planning, and where managers saw rising needs for specific training or research. Additionally, managers provided optional, follow-up data regarding the previous NWPS Strategic Plan, from 1995, and the degree to which its goals and values were enacted.