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Wildland fire as a self-regulating mechanism: The role of previous burns and weather in limiting fire progression

Publications Posted on: September 29, 2015
Theory suggests that natural fire regimes can result in landscapes that are both self-regulating and resilient to fire. For example, because fires consume fuel, they may create barriers to the spread of future fires, thereby regulating fire size. Top-down controls such as weather, however, can weaken this effect.

Results From the 2014 National Wilderness Manager Survey

Publications Posted on: September 08, 2015
A national survey of managers was developed to support interagency wilderness strategic planning. The focus was on major challenges, perceived needs for science and training, and accomplishments of 1995 Strategic Plan objectives. The survey was administered to managers at the four federal agencies with wilderness management responsibilities: the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S.

Biological reserves of the US Federal Protection Network (IUCN categories I-IV) and PCA loadings used to characterize the climate space of the conterminous United States

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains a map of biological reserves, in the conterminous United States (US), larger than 500 hectares managed by four US federal agencies: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Fishand Wildlife Service (FWS), Forest Service (FS), and National Parks Service (NPS).

Social conditions and visitor flow data for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
Social conditions and visitor flows on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) on the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota were monitored during the seasons of greatest visitor use (May-September) in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, four spatially defined areas within BWCAW were observed by technicians and both the number of encounters and typical visitor behavior were approximated.

Human values, behavior, and attitudes: Data from a survey of visitors within Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains data from a study of visitors to Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness in 1993. Between June and November, visitors were asked to participate in a survey asking questions about their trip and views of the wilderness.

Qualitative and quantitative 2004-2005 data on Yakutat residents, local relationships to the Situk River, and management implications

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This study examines relationships to place between residents of Yakutat, Alaska and the Situk River. It documents an assessment of local perspectives on use, conflict, and management issues on the river. Initial semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with targeted community members in 2004 to gain an understanding of local perspectives.

Social conditions, conflict, and preference data for users in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area in 1989

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains visitor preference for naturalness and social conditions for their visitor experience in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area (RNRA) and Wilderness in Montana. Random onsite interviews were conducted to gather basic on-site information regarding length of visit, travel destinations, and group characteristics.

Social conditions, conflict, and preference data for users in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area in 1994

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
The data available here highlight visitor preferences for naturalness and social conditions for their visitor experience in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area (RNRA) and Wilderness in Montana. Mountain bikers and hikers in the RNRA were surveyed in 1994 to measure conflict between various user groups visiting the RNRA.

Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Tenth World Wilderness Congress symposium; 2013, 4-10 October, Salamanca, Spain

Publications Posted on: June 30, 2015
The Tenth World Wilderness Congress (WILD10) met in Salamanca, Spain in 2013. The symposium on science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values was the largest of multiple symposia held in conjunction with the Congress.

Terrestrial ecosystems [Chapter 4]

Publications Posted on: May 29, 2015
The majority of Class I wilderness areas in Region 2 is high-elevation wilderness. Management of these areas is also regulated by the Wilderness Act of 1964, which states that these areas should be managed such that humans cause little if any impact.

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