What Wilderness priorities do you have? – Let the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute know!

In April 2021, the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute asked for your input to shape their work for the next ten to fifteen years, working towards their vision of ‘a world where science, wilderness, and relationships between all people and wild lands thrive.’ Following on from that, the next stage of the process is upon us, with the team at the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute inviting you to help prioritise wilderness research topics for the upcoming years.

Worldwide involvement

So far, 232 people have helped provide the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute with their views on Wilderness research needs. Contributions came from 16 countries, including 8 from Europe. These helped form the basis of the potential research questions or needs, on which the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute will focus on in the coming years. Now that the Wilderness research topics have been collected and streamlined into broad and integrated themes, it is time for them to be prioritised. This is where you can once again directly shape the future of Wilderness research.

So how can you contribute? Through this link you can prioritise Wilderness research topics according to your needs and perspectives. The nature of the exercise is very open. Thus, your own science needs for supporting wilderness stewardship should guide your priorities. In addition, the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute will hold a series of online workshops. This aims to further enhance their understanding of your research priorities. This offers a chance to speak to the experts at the organisation directly, enabling you to explain your situation more clearly.

Until the 14th of July 2021, you can shape the priorities of future Wilderness research.

This plan, to be established on three pillars: science for wilderness, wilderness for science, and wilderness in a landscape context, will orient the Institute’s work over the next five to ten years, and, we hope, move us toward the Institute’s vision…A world where science, wilderness, and relationships between all people and wild lands thrive.

Dr. Jason Taylor
Director, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute

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