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Changing relationships with wilderness: A new focus for research and stewardship
journal contributionposted on 2007-12-01, 00:00 authored by Bill BorrieBill Borrie, Robert G Dvorak
Wilderness managers strive to provide quality recreation experiences. Because of this commitment, a need exists to further incorporate experiential aspects into current planning and management frameworks. This article suggests a focus on relationships with wilderness, moving beyond the examination of single transactions with a setting toward a consideration of the dynamic engagements visitors accumulate with wilderness over time. Understanding these relationships relative to social and cultural change may allow managers to incorporate diverse meanings into management planning and provide better protection of wilderness character.