Arnold W. Bolle Interview, February 5, 1991


Arnold W. Bolle


Matt Thomas



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Arnold Bolle describes how the public played a pivotal role in the designation and protections of specific wilderness areas in Montana such as the Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wildernesses and other locations around Lincoln and the Blackfoot River. Bolle explains how U.S. representatives from Montana such as Max Baucus, Lee Metcalf and Pat Williams and organizations such as The Wilderness Society promoted the establishment of wilderness areas in order to protect public lands from being decimated by clear cutting and road building. He also mentions problems with timber harvests (ASQ) and overall forest health are also mentioned.


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Document Type

Oral History


Wilderness Act (1964); Arnold Bolle; University of Montana, Missoula; Max Baucus, Montana; Lee Metcalf, Montana; Pat Williams, Montana; Wilderness Society, The; Timber harvesting; Forestry, Montana; U.S. Forest Service; U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM); U.S. National Park Service; Clearcutting; Forestry techniques; Wilderness areas, Montana; Bob Marshall Wilderness Area; Great Bear Wilderness Area; Scapegoat Wilderness Area; Blackfoot River

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Arnold Bolle Interviews Oral History Project, OH 252, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 252-003, 004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:23:59 minutes

Local Filename

OH_252_003_004.mp3; OH_252_003_004.pdf

Arnold W. Bolle Interview, February 5, 1991