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David N. Cole

David N. Cole is a research geographer at the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, US Forest Service in Missoula Montana.
Beyond Naturalness

Beyond Naturalness

Rethinking Park and Wilderness Stewardship in an Era of Rapid Change

The central concept guiding the management of parks and wilderness over the past century has been “naturalness”—to a large extent the explicit purpose in establishing these special areas was to keep them in their “natural” state.

Wildlife and Recreationists

Wildlife and Recreationists

Coexistence Through Management And Research

Wildlife and Recreationists defines and clarifies the issues surrounding the conflict between outdoor recreation and the health and well-being of wildlife and ecosystems.