This book examines the major issues involved in administering the eighty million acres of federal land that constitute the National Wilderness Preservation System. It analyzes a range of wilderness management concerns, including wildlife, fire, access, research, and conflicting uses.
1. Charting New Directions 2. Federal Lands—as Bureau Chiefs View Them 3. The Citizen Role in Management 4. Realities of Resource Conflict 5. Managing Fire in Wilderness 6. Wilderness and Wildlife 7. One Wilderness System—East, West, Alaska 8. Challenges of Access, Development, Outfitting 9. Wilderness Research 10. The Next Steps