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.
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
Montana; United States
Bill LaCroix Interviews with Stewart Brandborg Oral History Project, OH 459, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound file (01:17:12 min.) digital + 1 transcript (11 p.: 28 cm.)
Brandborg, Stewart, "Stewart Brandborg Interview, November 25, 2013" (2013). Bill LaCroix Interviews with Stewart Brandborg Oral History Project. 3.