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Natural Inquirer Wilderness Articles

Below is a list we have compiled of all articles relating to wilderness that have been published in Natural Inquirer journals. Please click on the title of the article to download a PDF file of the article.

Pack to Back: Investigating Backpacking and Other Backcountry and Wilderness Activities - The scientists in this study wanted to answer two questions: (1) How many people in the United States are projected to participate in four backcountry and wilderness activities in 2060 compared with participation in 2008? (2)On average, how many days per year is each person projected to participate in 2060 compared with the number of days per year in 2008? This article is in the Pack to Back Monograph.

Wilderness 2.0: Understanding  How People Experience and Value Wilderness - Sharing experiences is an important way for people to think about experiences they have had and better understand how those experiences relate to their entire life. The scientists in this study were interested in how people share their wilderness experiences and how this sharing affects a person’s relationship with wilderness. This article is found in the Wilderness 2.0 Monograph.

Can You Hear Me Now? Using the Telephone to Discover Peoples' Opinions About Wilderness- In this article, scientists use telephone survey’s to discover people’s opinions about wilderness.  This article is found in the Wilderness Benefits Natural Inquirer.

It's Elemental My Dear! What Makes an Experience Different at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve  - Wilderness managers try to do what is best for both the wilderness as well as the people that come to see the wilderness.  In this study, scientists wanted to know what elements people enjoy most about Gates of the Arctic National Park and Reserve. This article is found in the Wilderness Benefits Natural Inquirer.

Speak-o-logical: Defining and Measuring the Ecological Value of Wilderness - In this article, scientists define and try to measure the ecological value of wilderness and if wilderness has a greater ecological value than other type of wilderness. This article is found in the Wilderness Benefits Natural Inquirer.

Wild and Free! The Quality of Wildness in Wilderness in the United States - In this study, scientists wanted to find out if wilderness is truly more natural and freer from human control than other lands. This article is found in the Wilderness Benefits Natural Inquirer.

Wilderness Makes Cents! - One way to find out how much of a benefit is received from something is to see how much money people are willing to pay for that benefit. Scientists in this study wanted to find out how much money people are willing to spend to receive recreation use benefits from wilderness. This article is found in the Wilderness Benefits Natural Inquirer.

US Forest Service presents Untrammeled , a series of 5 Wilderness Educational Shorts. Episode 1,  Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5.