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  1. This file is part of the FS Resources section at: http://www.wilderness.net/fs/ This presentation should be reviewed and revised as needed to match the local training objectives and target audience and local images should be inserted where needed. The Wilderness Act training presentations are posted in parts which may be combined or used separately as needed: History and Purpose of the Wilderness Act National Wilderness Preservation System Values and Benefits Definitions and Management Other Laws Stewardship Principles Court Decisions FS Policy More Information

  2. Wilderness Stewardship Principles of Wilderness Management

  3. Four Cornerstones of Wilderness Stewardship Wilderness Management Principles Pajarita Wilderness

  4. The Four Cornerstones of Wilderness Stewardship 1. Manage wilderness as a whole. “the wilderness resource…” 2. Preserve wildness and natural conditions. “preserve wilderness character…” 3. Protect wilderness benefits. “the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness” 4. Provide and use the minimum necessary. “except as necessary to meet the minimum requirements for the administration of the area as wilderness”

  5. Wilderness Stewardship: IS the limiting of unnecessary and adverse human impacts and controls so that: interference with nature is minimized visitors are able to experience solitude or primitive and unconfined wilderness dependent recreation. ISNOT management in the sense of manipulation or improvement of the resource to: - maximize a particular human benefit - unnecessarily restrict human use.

  6. Wilderness Stewardshipis a Balancing Act • purpose of wilderness • provide benefits of the wilderness resource • public purposes • special provisions • minimum requirements “preserve wilderness character”

  7. The Wilderness Act ‘for the permanent good of the whole people, and for other purposes’ Miller Peak Wilderness