Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, March 2012 Wilderness Character Webinar #4. WILDERNESS CHARACTER MONITORING. 1. KEY REVIEW POINTS. Wilderness character is composed of five qualities that are comprehensive, nationally consistent, and locally applied.
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Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, March 2012
Wilderness Character Webinar #4
WILDERNESS CHARACTER MONITORING
KEY REVIEW POINTS
THE STEWARDSHIP TASK:
PRESERVE WILDERNESS CHARACTER
State of wilderness character at the time of Congressional designation or agency study
Our task is to sustain or improve this state
Modern Human Impact
HOW DO WE KNOW IF WE ARE PRESERVING WILDERNESS CHARACTER?
RULES FOR SYNTHESIZING TRENDS
COMPILING TRENDS WITHIN A REGION
AND ACROSS THE NATION
Can combine the trend from different wildernesses within a region, agency, and NWPS to derive a percent of wildernesses for which wilderness character is preserved and degrading
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN MONITORING: MAPPING WILDERNESS CHARACTER
Death Valley Wilderness
Map built from equally weighted qualities composed of 41 weighted input variables
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN MONITORING: INTERAGENCY, ONLINE DATABASE