We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our funders, who made this project possible. The generous support we received through The Wilderness Society's Gloria Barron Scholarship and the Educational Foundation of America enabled us to perform in-depth, quality research.

The Wilderness Society


Educational Foundation of America

We would like to recognize and thank the many individuals who selflessly contributed their time and expertise, especially Alice Bond of The Wilderness Society. This project would have been nothing without your input and support. Thank you also to our advisor Professor Steve Yaffee for your valuable insight and feedback throughout this project.

Lastly, we would like to thank our families and loved ones for their tireless patience and support through the whole of this sixteen-month process.