Wilderness Management, 3rd Edition: Stewardship and Protection of Resources and Values / Edition 3

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A classic reference on wilderness stewardship and protection, revised and updated.
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Editorial Reviews

Wisconsin Bookwatch
Wilderness Management is a benchmark publication and an essential, core addition to professional, academic, and community library Environmental Studies reference collections.
From The Critics
Concentrating on issues surrounding the management of the United States Wilderness System, Hendee (emeritus, U. of Idaho Wilderness Research Center) and Dawson (recreation resources management, State U. of New York at Syracuse) review the history and philosophy of wilderness protection and management and explore current issues of practice and law. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555918552
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/26/2002
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Resource, Recreation, and Tourism, and Director of the University of Idaho Wilderness Research Center, John C. Hendee is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Wilderness and a director of the WILD Foundation.
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Table of Contents

Topic Area 1-The Setting
Chapter 1-Wilderness Management: Philosophical Direction
Wilderness and Other Land Uses
What Is Wilderness?
Historical Origins of the Wilderness Concept
Wilderness and the Early American Scene
Historical Wilderness Themes and Values
Wilderness Management and Wilderness Designation
The Effects of Wilderness Designation Decisions on Management
The Need for Wilderness Management
Alternatives to Management?
Wilderness Philosophy and Wilderness Management
Anthropocentric and Biocentric Perspectives
In Support of Biocentric Management
Study Questions
Reader Exercise: How Do Your Personal Wilderness Values Rate?

Chapter 2-Historical Roots of Wilderness Management
The Intellectual Dilemma
Destruction by Popularity-The Alternative
Roots of Wilderness Appreciation
Evolution of Wilderness in the National Parks
Evolution of Wilderness in the National Forests
The Wilderness Management Idea Begins
Wilderness Management Evolves
Study Questions

Chapter 3-International Wilderness
The Scarcity of Wilderness
Cultural Relativity and the Wilderness Concept
Wilderness-Related International Protection of Nature
Three Classes of Wilderness Protection: A Global Review
The World Wilderness Congresses (www.worldwilderness.org)
Study Questions

Topic Area 2-U.S. Legal Authority and Process for Wilderness
Chapter 4-The Wilderness Act: Legal Basis for Wilderness Management
The L-20 Regulation
The U Regulations
Statutory Protection for Wilderness
A Brief Legislative History of the Wilderness Act
The Wilderness Act of 1964
Some Exceptions and Ambiguities in Wilderness Legislation
Some Features in the Evolution of Wilderness Protection
Study Questions

Chapter 5-Wilderness Designation Process, Legislation, and Management
Part 1: Evolution of the Designation Process
Evaluation of Roadless Lands for Wilderness Suitability
Designation of Nonreserved National Forestlands
Designation of Department of the Interior Roadless Lands: NPS; FWS
The Bureau of Land Management
Alaska-A Special Case?
Study Questions

Chapter 5-Wilderness Designation Process, Legislation, and Management
Part II: Wilderness Designation Laws and Their Management
Milestones in Wilderness Legislation: Benchmark Laws
Management Direction and Special Provisions in Wilderness Legislation
Legislative Management Direction for Specific Issues
Special Provisions and Congressional Direction
Wilderness Legislation: A View of the Future
Study Questions

Chapter 6-The National Wilderness Preservation System and Complementary
Conservation Areas
The National Wilderness Preservation System
Complementary Conservation Areas
Study Questions

Topic Area 3-Wilderness
Management and Planning Concepts
Chapter 7-Principles of Wilderness Management
Principle 1: Manage Wilderness as the Most Pristine Extreme on the
Environmental Modification Spectrum
Principle 2: Manage Wilderness Comprehensively, Not as Separate Parts
Principle 3: Manage Wilderness, and Sites Within, Under a Nondegradation Concept
Principle 4: Manage Human Influences, a Key to Wilderness Protection
Principle 5: Manage Wilderness Biocentrically to Produce Human Values and Benefits
Principle 6: Favor Wilderness-Dependent Activities
Principle 7: Guide Wilderness Management Using Written Plans with Specific
Area Objectives
Principle 8: Set Carrying Capacities as Necessary to Prevent Unnatural Change
Principle 9: Focus Management on Threatened Sites and Damaging Activities
Principle 10: Apply Only the Minimum Tools, Regulations, or Force to Achieve
Wilderness-Area Objectives
Principle 11: Involve the Public as a Key to the Success of Wilderness Management
Principle 12: Monitor Wilderness Conditions and Experience Opportunities to
Guide Long-Term Wilderness Stewardship
Principle 13: Manage Wilderness in Relation to Management of Adjacent Lands
Study Questions

Chapter 8-Wilderness Management Planning
The Need for Planning
Evolution of Wilderness Planning Direction
Plan Flexibility and Effectiveness
Wilderness Planning Under the National Environmental Policy Act
Wilderness Management Planning in the U.S. Federal Agencies
Planning Terminology and Logic
A Goal-Achievement Framework for Writing Wilderness Management Plans
Applying the Framework-Examples from Plans
The Limits of Acceptable Change Framework for Wilderness Planning
Preparing Wilderness Management Plans: Problems and Suggestions
Study Questions

Chapter 9-Managing for Appropriate Wilderness Conditions: The Limits of
Acceptable Change Process
The Carrying-Capacity Concept
Considerations in Managing Visitor Use and Impact
The Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) Concept
Implementing the LAC Process
Direct Visitor Management May Be Necessary When Standards Are Exceeded
Study Questions

Topic Area 4-Wilderness Resources, Values, and Threats to Them
Chapter 10-Wilderness Ecosystems
An Ecosystems Primer
The Nature of Wilderness Ecosystems
Changes in Wilderness Ecosystems
Managing Wilderness Ecosystems
Study Questions

Chapter 11-Fire in Wilderness Ecosystems
Fire Occurrence and Behavior
The Natural (Historical) Role of Fire in Wilderness Ecosystems
How Has the Historical Role of Fire Been Modified by Fire Suppression?
Objectives of Wilderness Fire Management
Wilderness Fire Policy Alternatives and Their Consequences
Wilderness Fire-Management Planning: Considerations and Constraints
History and Evolution of Wilderness Fire-Management Programs
Fire-Dependent Ecosystems in American Wilderness Regions
Trends and Future Needs
Needs for Research
Wilderness Fire Programs and Ecosystem Management
Study Questions

Chapter 12-Wildlife in Wilderness: A North American and International
The Wilderness Wildlife Resource
Wildlife-Related Problems in Wilderness Stewardship
Wilderness Management Objectives and Guidelines for Wildlife
Some Key Guidelines
Study Questions

Chapter 13-Potential Threats to Wilderness Resources and Values
Wilderness Conditions and Values Affected by Threats
Potential Threats to Wilderness
Monitoring Threats to Wilderness
Study Questions

Topic Area 5-Wilderness Uses and Their Management
Chapter 14-Wilderness Use and User Trends
The Importance of Understanding Wilderness Use and Users
Wilderness-Dependent Uses
Wilderness Use: An Overview
Wilderness Recreational Use
User Characteristics
Factors Affecting Wilderness Use Trends and Management
Wilderness Recreation Use Projections
Study Questions

Chapter 15-Ecological Impacts of Wilderness Recreation and Their Management
Importance of Wilderness Recreation Impacts
Recreation Activities and Associated Impacts
Managing Campsite Impacts
Managing Trail Impacts
Managing Pack and Saddlestock
Study Questions

Chapter 16-Wilderness Visitor Management: Stewardship for Quality
Visitor Management Considerations
Elements of Visitor Use Subject to Management
Managing for Wilderness Experiences
Wilderness Visitor Management Approaches
Indirect and Direct Management Techniques
Other Management Tools and Techniques
Use Simulation Models
Study Questions

Topic Area 6-The Future: Issues, Problems, and Opportunities
Chapter 17-Future Issues and Challenges in Wilderness Stewardship
Wilderness-Past, Present, and Future
A Growing Importance of Wilderness
Trends in Wilderness Use
Management Funding and Resources
An Expanding-but Ultimately Limited-Wilderness System

Appendix A-The Wilderness Act of 1964
Appendix B-Chronological Listing of Wilderness Designation and
Wilderness-Related Laws
Appendix C-Abstracts of Wilderness Laws, 1964-2000
Appendix D-NWPS Data: Areas and Acres by State
Appendix E-The National Wilderness Preservation System 1964-1999
Appendix F-NWPS by Federal Managing Agency

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