Publications and Data
ALWRI is committed to making our publications accessible for everyone. We are currently updating our library to ensure that pdf's are compatible with screen reader technology. If you find that a publication is not accessible, please contact us and we will update it as soon as possible.
To find a wilderness-related resource, produced by ALWRI researchers or our partners? Use the link below. Our publication search works on authors and/or keywords. To search by author it is recommended to search inside of double quotation marks by last name, first initial (e.g., "Miller, C"). Multiple keywords/authors can be searched by separating them with a comma. To search an exact phrase the words should be placed inside of double quotation marks, (e.g., "wildland fire").
Are you are looking for a publication about a broader topic (or wilderness) produced by ALWRI scientists, or with Forest Service resources? Visit Treesearch. This search engine is an online system for sharing free, full text publications by Research and Development scientists in the USDA Forest Service. Treesearch links to scholarly works authored by the agency’s scientists and published by journals, in conference proceedings, or in books. Treesearch also offers scholarly works published by the agency which may or may not have been authored by agency researchers. All publications appearing in Treesearch are based on peer reviewed research to make sure they provide the best scientific information possible.
The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute (and previously as the Forest Service Wilderness Research Unit) has been engaged for over 50 years in wilderness science. This history of research has resulted in countless publications, papers, and conferences. However, wilderness research itself produces another vital resource: data. In order to ensure the accessibility and longevity of scientific data, the Leopold Institute has worked to archive historical data within a digital database. Raw data sets, survey instruments, coding manuals, and study plans often reside physically and electronically within the Leopold Institute. The more accessible raw data are, the more value they can be for other current and future analytical efforts. The value of research data only grows over time, as access to historical raw data and metadata is vital for understanding the changing dynamic of wilderness, and how it is impacted by the environment and people.