ERIC Number: ED173023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-4
Reference Count: N/A
Wilderness And Individual Freedom. Conference Proceedings.
Oregon Univ., Eugene.
A fundamental statement of the only philosophy that can really lead to protection of wild lands emerged from the proceedings of the March, 1976 Wilderness and Individual Freedom Conference--there must be more citizen participation in wilderness decisions because there is a great diversity of wilderness users and because we cannot separate what happens in the wilderness from what happens in our lives. Some 113 participants attended the three day conference that featured keynote speakers, panel discussions, small group seminar discussions, and slide presentations. Proceedings of all these events are included in this document. The script of the multi-media slide presentation on wilderness and individual freedom is given. Personal, management and broad perspectives on the historical and philosophical foundations of the American wilderness dream are summarized from a panel discussion on that subject. One keynote address deals with the rights and freedoms that must be protected for the individual citizen's use of wilderness resources and a subsequent seminar discussion lays the foundation for a charter of essential wilderness freedoms. Other panel discussions and discussion groups work with the problem of individual freedom and wilderness preservation. Proceedings on the final conference day were directed toward the major conference question of "How can we maximize freedom and minimize impact in the wilderness resource?" (DS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.