Stewart Brandborg Interview, November 25, 2013


Stewart Brandborg


Bill LaCroix



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Stewart Brandborg discusses his personal history, including his early work as a biologist in Moscow, Idaho and his move to Washington, D.C. to work with Charles Callison at the National Wildlife Federation. He also explains the Federation’s role in defeating Echo Park Dam at Dinosaur National Monument. Brandborg discusses Howard Zahniser’s earliest iterations of what became the 1964 Wilderness Act as well as Zahniser’s background and influence within the Wilderness Society. Other topics include Brandborg’s relationships with older Society members, including Benton MacKaye, Harvey Broom, and Olaus Murie; the influence of early members such as Robert Marshall and Aldo Leopold; and his relationships with Charles and Amy Callison and David Negrini.


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Document Type

Oral History


Stewart Brandborg; Wilderness conservation; Charles Callison; National Wildlife Federation; Echo Park Dam; Howard Zahniser; 1964 Wilderness Act; Wilderness Socity; Aldo Leopold; Olaus Murie; Benton MacKay; Harvey Broom

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana; United States



Original Collection

Bill LaCroix Interviews with Stewart Brandborg Oral History Project, OH 459, 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 459-003

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (01:17:12 min.) digital + 1 transcript (11 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:17:12 minutes

Local Filename

OH_459_003.mp3; OH_459_003.pdf

Stewart Brandborg Interview, November 25, 2013