Wilderness management requires knowledge and understanding of the philosophy of wilderness. The wilderness manager's job is to manage an area that is affected primarily by the forces of nature with the imprint of human beings being substantially unnoticeable, while the world surrounding this wondrous resource continues to change at a rapid rate. In addition, the manager must educate and make others aware of the wilderness philosophy and its resource and spiritual values which make this place so special and unique. Wilderness management is not synonymous with recreation management but includes management of all resources associated with the wilderness. Many feel that once an area is designated as Wilderness the cost of doing business and management problems decrease drastically. Actually the opposite is usually true. This paper clarifies commonly misunderstood principles of wilderness management and offers guidelines for managing wilderness.
"Managing wilderness-problems, challenges, opportunities, and cost,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 0, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol0/iss1/10