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Title: This document is contained within the Visitor Use 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:


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  • This document is contained within the Visitor Use
    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?fusetoolboxessecvum. All toolboxes are
    products of the Arthur Carhart National
    Wilderness Training Center.

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Desired Character / Need for Change
What are we trying to protect?
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Desired Character
Tells you where you want to end up. Without a
clear and specific statement of desired
wilderness character, how will you know when you
have arrived?
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Desired Character
  • Purpose
  • Define wilderness character for area
  • Prevent management by default
  • Define what will be achieved in the future
  • Process
  • Identify role of the Wilderness in regional or
    national context
  • Define strategic position for this Wilderness on
    spectrum of wildness
  • Develop descriptions of desired character
  • Product
  • Description of desired character (strategic
    position)

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Wilderness Continuum
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Strategic Wilderness position
Middle Fork Tributaries
Middle Fork Salmon
Hells Canyon
Salmon
Alseck
Selway
Most Wild
Least Wild
Yacobi
Togiak
Frank Church
Bob Marshall
Boundary Waters
Wisconsin Islands
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  • Desired wilderness character
  • Untrammeled degree of modern human manipulation
  • Undeveloped degree of human improvements
  • Natural ecological integrity, air/water quality
  • Solitude/primitive-unconfined recreation degree
    of solitude,primitive and unconfined recreation,
    challenge, self-reliance

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  • Key Points
  • Tier to area purpose and significance
  • Prescriptive
  • Qualitative
  • Meaningful for area
  • Dynamic

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Are GYA Wildlands important to Americans?
  • Largest outfitter-guide industry in nation
  • World-renowned fly-fishing destination
  • Naturalness/beauty, wildlife, large expanses of
    undeveloped land, cleanliness/purity of area are
    most important qualities GTNP visitors want to
    see preserved
  • Jackson Hole is 4th largest market in world for
    wildlife art world center for wildlife
    cinematographers
  • Landscape, environment (air/water quality),
    wildlife, and summer outdoor recreation are most
    important reasons people cite for moving to area
    and staying

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Need for Change
Sell the problem, not the solution
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Need for Change
  • Purpose
  • Identify problems/threats
  • Focus effort
  • Process
  • Threats analysis
  • Which issues/problems can be dismissed?
  • Which problems are most important?
  • What are consequences of doing nothing?
  • Product
  • Problem statement what is the problem, why is
    it important, why does it need to be addressed
    now, what will happen if it not addressed

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INCREMENTAL CHANGE
Valhalla Canyon, Grand Teton National Park
  • No trails or campsites
  • 10-12 people per year
  • Zoned as pristine

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INCREMENTAL CHANGE
TEN YEARS LATER!
Valhalla Canyon, Grand Teton National Park
  • New trails beat in by use
  • Numerous bare soil campsites
  • 100 people per month, and growing

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If future generations are to remember us with
gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave
them more than the miracles of technology. We
must leave them with a glimpse of the world as it
was in the beginning, not just after we got
through with it L.B. Johnson
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