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  • This document is contained within the Fish and
    Wildlife Management Toolbox on Wilderness.net.
    Since other related resources found in this
    toolbox may be of interest, you can visit this
    toolbox by visiting the following URL
    http//www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?fusetoolboxes
    secfishwildlifemgmt. All toolboxes are products
    of the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness
    Training Center.

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The Wilderness Act andWildlife Management in
Wilderness
  • Interagency Management of Fish and
  • Wildlife Resources in Wilderness
  • December 4, 2003
  • Boise, Idaho

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Wilderness and Wildlife Management
  • Wilderness Wildlife Management Objectives
  • Wilderness Wildlife Relationships

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Wilderness and Wildlife Historical Perspective
Wilderness wildlife are harmful to or are harmed
by economic land uses and fundamentally
incompatible with traditional human economic
activities Aldo Leopold, 1933
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The Wilderness Act of 1964 PL 88-577
COMPLETE TEXT OF THE WILDERNESS ACT Public Law
88-577 (16 U.S. C. 1131-1136) 88th Congress,
Second Session September 3, 1964 A N A C T To
establish a National Wilderness Preservation
System for the permanent good of the whole
people, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by
the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled.
SHORT TITLE SECTION 1. This Act may be cited
as the "Wilderness Act."   WILDERNESS SYSTEM
ESTABLISHED STATEMENT OF POLICY SECTION 2.(a)
In order to assure that an increasing population,
accompanied by expanding settlement and growing
mechanization, does not occupy and modify all
areas within the United States and its
possessions, leaving no lands
  • After 8 years of debate in Congress
  • 66 different rewrites of the bill
  • 18 public hearings that generated over 6,000
    pages of testimony

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President Johnson signing The Wilderness
Act September 3, 1964
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resource of wilderness
physical
emotional
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benefits of wilderness
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How does the Wilderness Act apply to wildlife
management in wilderness?
  • Wilderness Wildlife Management Objectives
  • Wilderness Wildlife Relationships

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Seek natural distributions, numbers and
interaction of indigenous species
  • Section 2(a) The Purpose of Wilderness
  • lands designated for preservation and
    protection in their natural condition,

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Allow natural processes to control wilderness
ecosystems, including wildlife populations and
habitat, to the greatest extent possible
  • Section 2(c) The Definition of Wilderness
  • an area of undeveloped federal land retaining
    its primeval character and influence,which is
    protected and managed to preserve its natural
    conditionswhich generally appears to have been
    affected primarily by the forces of nature,

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Minimize the influence of human behavior on
wildlife
  • Section 2(c) The Definition of Wilderness
  • the earth and its community of life are
    untrammeled by manwith the imprint of mans work
    substantially unnoticeable

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Minimize the influence of human behavior on
wildlife
Section 4(c) Prohibition of Certain
Uses except as necessary to meet the minimum
requirements for the administration of the area
for the purpose of the Act there shall be no
temporary road, no use of motorized vehicles,
motorized equipment or motorboats, no landing of
aircraft, no other form of mechanical transport,
and no structure or installation within any such
area.
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Minimize the influence of human behavior on
wildlife
Section 4(c) Prohibition of Certain
Uses except as necessary to meet the minimum
requirements for the administration of the area
for the purpose of the Act there shall be no
temporary road, no use of motorized vehicles,
motorized equipment or motorboats, no landing of
aircraft, no other form of mechanical transport,
and no structure or installation within any such
area.
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Minimize the influence of human behavior on
wildlife
Section 4(c) Prohibition of Certain
Uses except as necessary to meet the minimum
requirements for the administration of the area
for the purpose of the Act there shall be no
temporary road, no use of motorized vehicles,
motorized equipment or motorboats, no landing of
aircraft, no other form of mechanical transport,
and no structure or installation within any such
area.
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Permit wildlife viewing, hunting, and fishing
where such activities are biologically sound,
legal, and compatible with the wilderness
experience
  • Section 2(a) The Purpose of Wilderness
  • wilderness areasshall be administered for the
    use and enjoyment of the American people in such
    a manner as will leave them unimpaired for future
    use and enjoyment as wilderness
  • Section 2(c) The Definition of Wilderness
  • has outstanding opportunities for
    solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of
    recreation

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Permit wildlife viewing, hunting, and fishing
where such activities are biologically sound,
legal, and compatible with the wilderness
experience
  • Section 4(b) The Use of Wilderness
  • Except as otherwise provided for in this Act,
    wilderness areas shall be devoted to the public
    purposes of recreational, scenic, scientific,
    educational, conservation, and historical use.
  • Section 4d (8) The Special Provisions
  • Nothing is this Act shall be construed as
    affecting the jurisdiction or responsibilities of
    the several States with respect to wildlife and
    fish in the national forests.

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Favor the preservation of rare, threatened,
endangered, and other wilderness dependent
species.
  • Section 2c The Definition of Wilderness
  • which is protected and managed to preserve
    its natural conditionsand which generally
    appears to have been affected primarily by the
    forces of nature,
  • Section 4a The Use of Wilderness
  • The purposes of this Act are hereby declared
    to be within and supplemental to the purposes for
    which national forests . are established and
    administered

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Favor the preservation of rare, threatened,
endangered, and other wilderness dependent
species.
  • The Wilderness Act limits managerial freedom to
    manipulate natural conditions to perpetuate,
    improve, or alter an areas value for any
    particular purpose, including wildlife.
  • The Endangered Species Act prohibits actions that
    jeopardize the continued existence of species
    or result in destruction or
    adverse modification of critical habitats.

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Seek the least possible degradation of wilderness
character, within the constraints of applicable
legislation.
  • Section 4b Use of Wilderness -
  • each agency administering any area
    designated as wilderness shall be responsible for
    preserving the wilderness character of the area
    and shall so administer such area for other
    purposes for which it may have been established
    as also to preserve its wilderness character.

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Seek the least possible degradation of wilderness
character, within the constraints of applicable
legislation.
  • Section 2c Definition of Wilderness
  • the earth and its community of life are
    untrammeled by man with the imprint of mans work
    substantially unnoticeable
  • Section 4c Prohibition of Certain Uses
  • Motorized equipment, mechanical transport,
    landing of aircraft, structures, etc.

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Seek the least possible degradation of wilderness
character, within the constraints of applicable
legislation.
  • Section 4b Use of Wilderness -
  • each agency administering any area designated
    as wilderness shall be responsible for preserving
    the wilderness character of the area and shall so
    administer such area for other purposes for which
    it may have been established as also to preserve
    its wilderness character.

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Statutory Qualities of Wilderness Character
  • Natural
  • Undeveloped
  • Untrammeled
  • Solitude or primitive recreation
  • Wilderness character is preserved by insuring
    that these qualities of wilderness are protected
    from impairment.

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Wilderness Wildlife Management Objectives
  • Seek natural distributions, numbers and
    interaction of indigenous species
  • Allow natural processes to control wilderness
    ecosystems, including wildlife populations and
    habitat, to the greatest extent possible
  • Minimize the influence of human behavior on
    wildlife
  • Permit wildlife viewing, hunting, and fishing
    where such activities are biologically sound,
    legal, and compatible with the wilderness
    experience
  • Favor the preservation of rare, threatened,
    endangered, and other wilderness dependent
    species.
  • Seek the least possible degradation of wilderness
    character, within the constraints of applicable
    legislation.

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Wilderness and Wildlife Management
  • Wilderness Wildlife Management Objectives
  • Wilderness Wildlife Relationships

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Wilderness Wildlife Relationships
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Wildlife as a measure of wilderness character
  • Distribution, numbers, diversity, and behavior of
    wildlife can be a measure of the naturalness and
    solitude of a wilderness.
  • Wildlife reflects ecological conditions and
    changes over time and can serve as indicators or
    wilderness character and quality.

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Wildlifes role in wilderness
  • Wildlife is an inseparable part of the wilderness
    resource.
  • Wildlifes role includes the development,
    maintenance and modification of soil, vegetation,
    and ecosystems, dispersal, planting and
    germination of seeds, pollination, fertilization,
    distribution of nutrients, conversion of dead
    plants into organic matter more useable by plants.

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The wilderness role in wildlife preservation
  • Critical to the survival of wilderness dependent
    species
  • Major contributor to conservation of wilderness
    associated species

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(for focused research on essential priorities
using appropriate methods)
Wilderness wildlife as a laboratory
  • Reservoirs of genetic material
  • Biological standards for comparison with
    ecological communities more heavily affected by
    human activities
  • Site for integrated studies of the structure and
    function of natural ecosystems

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Recreation, aesthetic, economic, and political
values
  • Attraction for visitor use and appreciation of
    wilderness
  • Economic value of wilderness associated and
    dependent wildlife tourism
  • Wildlife is often a political focus for
    environmental protection issues

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Wilderness Wildlife Relationships
  • Wildlife as a measure of wilderness character
  • Wildlifes role in wilderness
  • The wilderness role in wildlife preservation
  • Wilderness wildlife as a laboratory
  • Recreation, aesthetic, economic, and political
    values

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Conclusion
  • Wilderness is, by law, a unique part of the
    federally managed public lands
  • Objectives for wildlife management in wilderness
    are set by the Wilderness Act
  • Wilderness wildlife is managed, if necessary,
    using the minimum tool concept
  • Wildlife and wilderness are co-dependent

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