Science Highlights

Wilderness Character

Keeping it Wild: Asking the Right Questions to Guide Wilderness Management

Mapping Wilderness Character in Denali National Park and Preserve

Mapping threats to Wilderness Character in the Saguaro National Park Wilderness

National Wilderness Preservation System Database


High Rates of Climate Displacement in North America

The Feasibility of Wildland Fire Use for Restoring Natural Fire Regimes

High-severity Fire: Evaluating its Key Drivers and Mapping its Probability

Mapping Past and Potential Fire Regimes

Wildland Fire Limits Subsequent Fire Occurrence

A Spatial Evaluation of Wildfire-Water Risks to Humans and Natural Systems

A World in Pixels: How New Research Is Helping to Predict Probability of High-Severity Fire

Invasive and Exotic Species in National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness Areas

Idaho's Salmon River: Legislative Intent, Science, and Special Provisions in Wilderness


Wildlife Management Activities in Wilderness Areas in the Southwestern United States

Impacts of Trout Stocking on Amphibian Populations

Is Ultraviolet Radiation Contributing to a Decline in Boreal Toads?

Seasonal Migration of Columbia Spotted Frogs (Rana luteiventris) in a High Mountain Basin

Visitor Use

Day Users in Wilderness: How Different are They?

Desolation Wilderness Case Study: Visitor Response to Fees

Influence of Campsite Restoration on Visitors

Jet Boating and the Wilderness Experience

Relational Marketing: Focusing on Relationships Between the Public and Public Lands

Restoring Recreation-Impacted Subalpine Sites in the Bitterroot Mountains, Montana

Visitor Displacement: Is it Inevitable?

Visitor Encounters and the Quality of Wilderness Experiences

Factors that Limit Compliance with Low-Impact Recommendations

High-Use Destinations in Wilderness: Visitor Impacts and Responses

Llamas, Horses and Hikers: Do They Cause Different Amounts of Impact?

Managing Recreational Impacts to Mountain Vegetations: Plant Response to Trampling

Reducing the Impacts of Pack Stock at Campsites

Vegetative Response to Pack Stock Grazing in Mountain Meadows

Social Science

Changes in Human Relationships with Wilderness in the U.S.

Community Values in the Bitterroot Valley as Input to Fuels Reduction

Increasing the Chances for Management Based on Science

The Relationship Between Native People and the Western Arctic National Parklands

Utilizing Phenological Knowledge to Support Adaptive Management

Understanding Wilderness Land Use Conflicts in the Far North

Understanding Wilderness Visitor Experiences at Gates of the Arctic

Wilderness Campsite Choices and Perceptions of Resource Impacts

Wilderness in the Circumpolar North: Searching for Compatibility in Ecological, Traditional, and Ecotourism Values

Evaluating a Wilderness Education Program for Children: The Impact Monster