Back Issues of the George Wright Forum

Volume 33, #1 (2016)

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The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series
Worth and Value in 21st-Century Parks: The Critical Role of Public Financing
Duncan Morrow

Letter from Woodstock
What’s In a Name? A Lot More than Money
Rolf Diamant

The Heart of the Matter:
New Essential Reading on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites

Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth, and
Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness, the Foundation for Conservation,
both edited by George Wuerthner, Eileen Crist, and Tom Butler

Reviewed by David Harmon

 

Bison Conservation in Northern Great Plains National Parks and the Need for Reliable Funding
Daniel S. Licht

The Rise, Fall, and Legacy of Part Two of the National Park System Plan: Natural History
Craig L. Shafer

Saving the BC Bar Dude Ranch: A New Method for Setting Preservation Priorities
Frank Matero

America’s Lost National Park Units: A Closer Look
Joe Weber

 

The Role of the National Park Service in Recognizing Scientific Achievement

Editorial Introduction

Recognizing Science: American Scientific Achievement and the Role of the National Park Service
National Park System Advisory Board Science Committee


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Volume 32, #3 (2015)

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The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series
Holding Course
Michael Soukup

Letter from Woodstock
Find Your System
Rolf Diamant

The Heart of the Matter: New Essential Reading on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites
Protected Area Governance and Management, edited by Graeme L. Worboys et al.
Reviewed by David Harmon

Man and Nature at 150: Reflections in Contemporary Conservation
Brent A. Mitchell, guest editor

Preface
Brent A. Mitchell

Marsh’s Man and Nature at 150
David Lowenthal

Marsh, Mayors, and Civic Stewardship: With David Lowenthal in Italy
Rolf Diamant

Bushwacking to the Source: The Most Influential Nature Book You’ve Never Read
John Elder

Conservation and Soft Diplomacy: Engagement Abroad Brings Benefits at Home
Brent A. Mitchell

The Necessity of Stewardship: George Perkins Marsh and the Nature of Conservation
Nora J. Mitchell and Rolf Diamant

The View from Mount Tom: Perspectives from the Childhood Landscape of George Perkins Marsh
Christina Marts

Climate Change: Responding to the Crisis Portended by George Perkins Marsh
Nicholas A. Fisichelli, Gregor W. Schuurman, and Edmund Sharron

 

The Alaska Lands Controversy: A Fight Bigger than the Last Frontier
Chance Finegan

Visitor Perceptions of Roadside Bear Viewing and Management in Yellowstone National Park
Leslie Richardson, Kerry Gunther, Tatjana Rosen, and Chuck Schwartz

The Role of Universities in Protected Area Management: Considerations for the Future
B. Derrick Taff, Megan Jones, Brett Bruyere, Peter Newman, James R. Barborak,
Michael J. Manfredo, and Ryan Finchum


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Volume 32, #1 (2015)

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The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series

Planning for Permanent Emergency: “Triage” as a Strategy for Managing Cultural Resources Threatened by Climate Change • Michelle L. Berenfeld

 

Letter from Woodstock

Preserved and Enlarged Forever • Rolf Diamant

 

Dual Management of Wildlife in Alaska:Making Federal Practice Align with Federal Mandates • Kyle Joly, Sanford P. Rabinowitch, and Julie Lurman Joly 

Preserving a Natural Wolf Population in Yellowstone National Park, USA • Tony Povilitis


Cultural Resource Management and Planning for the Impacts of Climate Change

Shaun Eyring and Brian Goeken, guest editors

 

Foreword • Stephanie Toothman  

An NPS Framework for Addressing Climate Change with Cultural Resources • Marcy Rockman   

Fulfilling the Promise of “Parks to People” in a Changing Environment: The Gateway National Recreation Area Experience • Helen Mahan  

Cultural Landscape Preservation in Context: Responding to a Changing Environment • Bob Page

Every Place has a Climate Story: Interpreting Climate Change at Historic Sites • Angela M. Richman

A Decision Framework for Managing Cultural Landscapes Impacted by Climate Change: A Preliminary Report • Robert Z. Melnick, Olivia Burry-Trice, and Veronica Malinay 


“Far-Reaching Effects:” The United States Military and the National Parks during World War IIJanet A. McDonnell


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Volume 31, #3 (2014)

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The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series
Making the Transition to the Third Era of Natural Resources Management
Nathan L. Stephenson

Letter from Woodstock
When Will We Really Have a System of National Parks?
Rolf Diamant

 


Global Change and the World’s Iconic Protected Areas
Paul J. Eagles and Patricia A. Taylor, guest editors

Iconic Parks as Environmental Arks
Patricia A. Taylor

Global Change and Human Impact Challenges in Managing Iconic National Parks
R.W. (Bill) Carter, Stephen J. Walsh, Chris Jacobson, and Marc L. Miller

A Conceptual Framework for Studying Global Change, Tourism, and the Sustainability of Iconic National Parks
Marc L. Miller, R.W. (Bill) Carter, Stephen J. Walsh, and Sheila Peake

Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef Iconic National Park System
Pedro I.J. Fidelman

Ecotourism in the Galapagos: Management of a Dynamic Emergent System
Diego Quiroga

Sociopolitical Change and Interpretation Emphasis in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Sheila Peake and R.W. (Bill) Carter

Viewing an Iconic Animal in an Iconic National Park: Bears and People in Yellowstone
Patricia A. Taylor, Kerry A. Gunther, and Burke D. Grandjean

Examining Threats to Iconic National Parks through Modeling Global Change, Biocomplexity, and Human Dynamics
Stephen J. Walsh, R.W. (Bill) Carter, Scott Lieske, Diego Quiroga, and Carlos F. Mena

 


 

The Antiquities Act and How Theodore Roosevelt Shaped It
Francis P. McManamon

Principles of Sustainable Transportation in the National Parks
Robert Manning, Steven Lawson, Peter Newman, Jeffrey Hallo, and Christopher Monz

Nature Needs Half: A Necessary and Hopeful New Agenda for Protected Areas in North America and around the World
Harvey Locke


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Volume 31, #2 (2014)

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The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series
Professionalism and its Discontents
Diane Barthel-Bouchier

Letter from Woodstock
An Urban Parks Agenda for Everyone?
Rolf Diamant

Our Shared Conservation Legacy: Past, Present, and Future—The First Legacy Organization Workshop
Ryan L. Sharp



NPS–USGS Collaboration to Support Science and Resource Management in the National Parks

Vincent L. Santucci, guest editor

Introduction
Vincent L. Santucci

Interagency Partnership to Assess and Restore a Degraded Urban Riverine Wetland: Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Virginia
Brent W. Steury, Ronald J. Litwin, Erik T. Oberg, Joseph P. Smoot, Milan J. Pavich, Geoffrey Sanders, and Vincent L. Santucci

USGS Ecosystem Research for the Next Decade: Advancing Discovery and Application in Parks and Protected Areas through Collaboration
Charles van Riper III, James D. Nichols, G. Lynn Wingard, Jeffrey L. Kershner, James Cloern, Robert B. Jacobson, Robin P. White, Anthony D. McGuire, Byron K. Williams, Guy Gelfenbaum, and Carl D. Shapiro

Climate Change and Plant Community Cormposition in National Parks of the Southwestern US: Forecasting Regional, Long-Term Effects to Meet Management Needs
Seth M. Munson, Jayne Belnap, Robert H. Webb, J. Andrew Hubbard, M. Hildegard Reiser, and Kirsten Gallo

Interagency Collaboration on an Active Volcano: A Case Study at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Jim Kauahikaua and Cindy Orlando

USGS Geologic Mapping and Karst Research in Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri, USA
David J. Weary and Victoria M. Grant

Mercury in the National Parks
Colleen Flanagan Pritz, Collin Eagles-Smith, and David Krabbenhoft

Connecting the Dots: A Collaborative USGS–NPS Effort to Expand the Utility of Monitoring Data
James B. Grace, Donald R. Schoolmaster, Jr., E. William Schweiger, Brian R. Mitchell, Kathryn Miller, and Glenn R. Guntenspergen

The US Geological Survey–National Park Service Water Quality Partnership
Alan C. Ellsworth, Mark Nilles, and Gary Rosenlieb

Synthesis of Thirty Years of Surface Water Quality and Aquatic Biota Data in Shenandoah National Park: Collaboration between the US Geological Survey and the National Park Service
Karen C. Rice, John D. Jastram, John E.B. Wofford, and James P. Schaberl

Collaborative Socioeconomic Tool Development to Address Management and Planning Needs
Leslie Richardson, Chris Huber, Cathy Thomas, Liz Donovan, and Lynne Koontz

Park Break: Collaborative Opportunity Established for Graduate Students
Robin P. White, John Donahue, and Debbie O’Leary


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Volume 31, #1 (2014)

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The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series
From Civil War to Civil Rights
Marty Blatt

Letter from Woodstock
Lincoln, Olmsted, and Yosemite: Time for a Closer Look
Rolf Diamant

The Heart of the Matter: New essential reading on parks, protected areas, and cultural sites
To Conserve Unimpaired: The Evolution of the National Park Idea, by Robert B. Keiter
Reviewed by Paul Schullery

Facilities Management in the National Park Service: A Model for Sustainability and Preservation
Tim Harvey, Ralph J. Coury, and Sarah E. Burke, guest editors

The Science Underlying Facility Management in the National Park Service—Much More than Meets the Eye
Tim Harvey

Preserving the Past: Managing the National Park Service Historic Asset Portfolio
Mary Tidlow

National Park Service Facility Management: International and Interagency Cooperation
Steve Olig

Maintained Landscapes in the National Park Service
Charlie Pepper and Susan Dolan

A Mission for Sustainability amidst a Changing Climate
Ryan Michelle Scavo

Reconciling Competing Visions in New Deal Parks: Natural Conservation, Historic Preservation, and Recreational Development
Angela Sirna

“Green and Shady Camps”: E.P. Meinecke and the Restoration of America’s Public Campgrounds
Terence Young

A Bird in Our Hand: Weighing Uncertainty about the Past against Uncertainty about the Future in Channel Islands National Park
Scott A. Morrison

Rejoinder to “Discernment and Precaution: A Response to Cochrane and Mech”
Tim Cochrane


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Volume 30, #3 (2013)

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The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series
An Enlightened Beginning: The National Park Service and the American Latino Heritage
Joseph P. Sánchez and Angelica Sánchez-Clark

Letter from Woodstock
The Presidio Matters
Rolf Diamant

The Heart of the Matter:
New essential reading on parks, protected areas, and cultural sites

Revolutionary Parks: Conservation, Social Justice, and Mexico’s National Parks,
1910–1940, by Emily Wakild

Reviewed by Nelly Robles García

Last of His Kind? Some Reflections on the Career and Legacy of George P. Hartzog, Jr.
Laura J. Feller

Six Shutdown Lessons for the National Park Service and its Supporters
David Harmon

 

Selected Papers from the 2013 George Wright Society Conference
Tort Liability in National Parks and
How NPS Tracks, Manages, and Responds to Tortious Incidents

Scott Breen

Proposing New Barrens National Natural Landmarks
Mary C. Brickle, Todd R. Lookingbill, and Katharina A.M. Engelhardt

Expanding Parks and Reducing Human Numbers:
A Superior Alternative to Embracing the Anthropocene Era

Philip Cafaro

Can Organizations Learn? Exploring a Shift from Conflict to Collaboration
Nelly Robles Garcia and Jack Corbett

Spiritual Outcomes of Park Experience: A Synthesis of Recent Social Science Research
Paul Heintzman

Protecting Historical Heritage: The Commemorative Integrity Evaluation Program
at Parks Canada’s National Historic Sites

Patricia E. Kell

Co-managing Parks with Aboriginal Communities:
Improving Outcomes for Conservation and Cultural Heritage

Greg Leaman

Dissecting Credibility:
Components of Credibility for Science/Resource Management Professionals

Jerry M. Mitchell, Christie Anastasia, Ben Bobowski, and Giselle Mora-Bourgeois

Establishing the Science Foundation to Sustain High-Elevation, Five-Needle Pine
Forests Threatened by Novel Interacting Stresses in Four Western National Parks

A.W. Schoettle, J. Connor, J. Mack, P. Pineda Bovin, J. Beck, G.M. Baker, R.A. Sniezko,
and K.S. Burns

 

Two More Views on the Future of Wolves at Isle Royale National Park
Island Complications: Should We Retain Wolves on Isle Royale?
Tim Cochrane

The Case for Watchful Waiting with Isle Royale’s Wolf Population
L. David Mech

Discernment and Precaution: A Response to Cochrane and Mech
John A. Vucetich, Rolf O. Peterson, and Michael P. Nelson


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Volume 30, #2 (2013)

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The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series

 

Considerations of Culture, Community, Change, and the Centennial
M. Melia Lane-Kamahele

 

Letter from Woodstock

Uncertain Footing on Hallowed Ground?
Rolf Diamant

 

The Heart of the Matter:
New essential reading on parks, protected areas, and cultural sites

Managing Outdoor Recreation: Case Studies in the National Parks,
by Robert E. Manning and Laura E. Anderson

Reviewed by Robert G. Dvorak

 

Simply “Being There”:
A Legitimate Point on the Geotourism and National Park Visitor Opportunity Spectrum

John Watson

 

Striving toward Best Practices: Innovations in International Protected Area Capacity Development
Eick von Ruschkowski and Thomas E. Fish, guest editors

Introduction
Thomas E. Fish and Eick von Ruschkowski

The IUCN Protected Area Capacity Development Program
David Reynolds and Nigel Dudley

The State of Human Dimensions Capacity for Natural Resource Management:
Needs, Knowledge, and Resources

Natalie R. Sexton, Kirsten M. Leong, Brad J. Milley, Melinda M. Clarke, Tara L. Teel, Mark A. Chase, and Alia M. Dietsch

Building Capacity to Enhance Protected Area Management Effectiveness:
A Current Needs Assessment for the Asian Context

A.W. Don Carlos, T.L. Teel, M.J. Manfredo, and V.B. Mathur

Visitor Management in Brazil’s Protected Areas:
Benchmarking for Best Practices in Resource Management

Robert C. Burns and Jasmine Cardozo Moreira

Marine Protected Area Management Capacity Development:
Assessing and Responding to Local and Regional Needs

Thomas E. Fish and Anne H. Walton

Climate Change Communication Campaign Planning:
Using Audience Research to Inform Design

Jessica Thompson, Shawn Davis, and Karina Mullen

Training Future Decision-Makers in Park Management:
Transatlantic Capacity Building through the EU’s ERASMUS Programme

Eick von Ruschkowski, Arne Arnberger, Robert C. Burns, Thomas E. Fish, and
Alena Salašová

 

Starker Leopold’s Second Thoughts on the Leopold Report:
A Recently Discovered Transcript of a 1975 Speech

Preface
David M. Graber

“What We’re Talking about Here are Dynamic Processes that Don’t Stop”:
A Speech to the National Park Service Western Region Superintendents’
Resource Management Seminar, April 28, 1975

A. Starker Leopold


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Volume 30, #1 (2013)

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The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series

NPS Design Tradition in the 21st Century 

Ethan Carr 

 

Letter from Woodstock

Stewards of Our Heritage

Rolf Diamant 

 

The Heart of the Matter: New essential reading on parks, protected areas, and cultural sites

Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History,

by Denise D. Meringolo

Reviewed by John H. Sprinkle, Jr.


The World Heritage Convention and the National Park Service, 1993–2009 

Peter Stott 

 

Climate Adaptation Strategies are Limited by Outdated Legal Interpretations

Julie Lurman Joly

 

Resilience in a Protected Area: Prospects for Fathom Five National Marine Park, Lake Huron, Canada

S.R. Parker and S.D. Murphy

 

The Requirement to Leave Park Resources and Values “Unimpaired”

Molly N. Ross

 

Reflections on the Beginning of the George Wright Society and Why It Was Created

Vernon C. (Tom) Gilbert

 

 

Are Isle Royale Wolves Too Big to Fail? A Response to Vucetich et al.

Ted Gostomski

 

Response to Gostomski

John Vucetich, Rolf O. Peterson, and Michael P. Nelson


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Volume 29, #3 (2012)

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The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series
What Should NPS Tell Visitors (and Congress) about Climate Change?
Philip Cafaro

Letter from Woodstock
Revisiting Leopold — More Frequently
Rolf Diamant

 

 

 

 

From Model T’s to Computer Models: Integrating Transportation and
Visitor Capacity Research and Planning at Yosemite National Park

Nathan Reigner, Steven Lawson, David White, Bret Meldrum, and Robert Manning, guest editors

Integrating Transportation and Recreation in Yosemite National Park
Bret Meldrum and Henrietta DeGroot

Assessing and Modeling Visitors’ Evaluations of Park Road Conditions
in Yosemite National Park

Dave D. White, Stacy Tschuor, and Bill Byrne

Using Transportation to Manage Recreation Carrying Capacity
Nathan Reigner, Brett Kiser, Steve Lawson, and Robert Manning

Transportation, Recreation, and Capacities in Yosemite National Park
Doug Whittaker, Bo Shelby, Bret Meldrum, Henrietta DeGroot, and James Bacon

Getting There: Yosemite and the Politics of Transportation Planning
in the National Parks

Christopher E. Johnson

 

 

Developing Landscape Plant Selection Lists for the Presidio of San Francisco
Mark Frey

The Effects of Ecotourism on Women’s Traditional Activities
in Gateway Communities Bordering Fray Jorge National Park, Chile

Susan Qashu

 

Leopold Redux: Revisiting and Reinterpreting a Seminal Report

Editorial Introduction

America’s Next Best Idea: The National Park System Looks to the Future
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Revisiting Leopold: Resource Stewardship in the National Parks
National Park System Advisory Board Science Committee


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Volume 29, #2 (2012)

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The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series
Beyond the 59th Park: Reforming the Nomenclature of the US National Park System
David Harmon

The Heart of the Matter:
New essential reading on parks, protected areas, and cultural sites

Rambunctious Garden, by Emma MarrisReviewed by David M. Graber

Letter from Woodstock
Keeping on the Path
Rolf Diamant

Economic Significance Analysis of Visitation to Remote Alaska Public Lands:
A Case Study of Katmai National Park and Preserve

Ginny Fay and Neal Christensen

Using Integrated Research and Interdisciplinary Science:
Potential Benefits and Challenges to Managers of Parks and Protected Areas

Charles van Riper III, Robert B. Powell, Gary Machlis, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Carena J.
van Riper, Eick von Ruschkowski, Steven E. Schwarzbach, and Russell E. Galipeau

Communicating about Wildlife-associated Disease Risks in National Parks
Darrick T. Evensen, Daniel J. Decker, and Kevin T. Castle

Management Response to Eroding Wildland Buffers between Developed and Protected Areas
through Education and Collaborative Planning Efforts

J. Keith Gilless and Rachel C. Smith

 

The State of History in the National Park Service: A Conversation and Reflections

Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service—Opening the
Discussion

Anne Whisnant, Marla Miller, Gary Nash, and David Thelen

A Sobering Report—Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service
Lisa Mighetto

The Need for Intellectual Courage, the History Leadership Council,
and the History Advisory Board

Timothy S. Good

 

Engaging New and Diverse Audiences in the National Parks:
An Exploratory Study of Current Knowledge and Learning Needs

Rebecca Stanfield McCown, Daniel Laven, Robert Manning, and Nora Mitchell


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