The August 2014 International Journal of Wilderness featured six major articles including:1) an overview article on the history of Wilderness science; 2) article on social science (responding to changes in society, policy, and the environment); 3) the contributions of natural fire management to Wilderness fire science; 4) the history of Wilderness economics; 5) the University of Leeds Wilderness Research Institute; and finally, 6) an international perspective on 50 years of Wilderness science.
International Journal of Wilderness is an important venue for sharing science and management solutions.
Research has developed many approaches to managing burgeoning recreational use.
Science has helped understand society-level values and how these have changed overtime.
Many studies help address conflict among user groups in Wilderness.
Much of what we understand about fire ecology comes from observations of natural fires in several wilderness areas.
Bowker, J.M., Cordell, H. Ken, Poudyal, Neelam C. 2014. Valuing Values: A History of Wilderness Economics. International Journal of Wilderness 20(2) 26-33 http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/48057