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The articles in Vol. 51, Issue 2, of the Natural Resources Journal (NRJ) address topics important to the wild, the urban and the intercontinental environment, all of which reflect the journal’s core editorial mission: to offer interdisciplinary scholarship on natural resources topics at the forefront of the 21st-century experience.
In terms of keeping the wild truly wild, author Gordon Steinhoff delves into the issue of interpreting the federal Wilderness Act and its impact on land-management goals: when does human manipulation of these protected wilderness areas become too much?
Moving from the wild to the manmade, a trio of topics is presented:
Additional articles address international topics:
The NRJ’s first issue of 2011 addressed a broad mix of topics and geographic perspectives, ranging from New Mexico case studies concerning endangered species reintroduction and consumptive water calculations to the public trust doctrine at work in California, the trust species concept as defined by the National Wildlife Refuge System and the need for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate livestock-produced methane gas.
Complete articles of both issues can be read online at the NRJ website.
December 15, 2011