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Wilderness Decisions: Values and Challenges to Science

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The United States has made significant progress in wilderness preservation, and future progress will continue at a pace determined by public demand. Resource professionals are now engaged in the difficult task of designing sound working principles for wilderness management. Success here is critical to the continued value of these areas as a scientific resource, as well as a recreational and spiritual resource for all. By helping ease pressures for energy and other resources found on wilderness lands, and by studying emerging problems, science can aid vitally in maintaining these values of wilderness.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment

Publication date: February 1, 1980

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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