Defining Wilderness

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jshores
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Colleagues:

Another way to frame the "wilderness" concept is to adopt the approach we use with wildlands, i.e., "lands where natural capital predominates."

One can also use the lack of human infrastructure -- an approach we use in the US by identifying roadless areas (lands removed at least 10 miles from any roads).

But I like the idea of places we *imagine* to be wild.

One of the tests of any definition is how well it applies at the extremes. Does it work on top of Sagarmatha? Does it apply in the Antarctic? How about in the middle of the ocean south of Australia?

Imagining you in wild places,

// John Shores //

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FYI -- I have published a DRAFT essay with comments posted in this topic online
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/wilderness.html

Please let me know if you have any edits!

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