During the first part of this interview, Stewart Brandborg discusses his introduction to the Alaskan wilderness and his insistence that the Wilderness Society prioritize Alaskan preservation. In particular, he emphasizes the roles of Sig Olson, Ted Swem, and Olaus Murie in the Alaskan fight. In the second portion of the interview, Brandborg discusses the debate between Society members regarding the 1956 wilderness bill and the Society’s strategy of lobbying Congress. He also notes the relationships between various conservation organizations, such as the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, and the Wilderness Society.
Stewart Brandborg; Wilderness conservation; Alaskan wilderness; 1956 Wilderness Bill; Wilderness Society; National Wildlife Federation; Sierra Club; Sig Olson; Ted Swem; Olaus Murie
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 (00:56:08 min.) digital + 1 transcript (8 p.: 28 cm.)
Brandborg, Stewart, "Stewart Brandborg Interview, December 3, 2013" (2013). Bill LaCroix Interviews with Stewart Brandborg Oral History Project. 6.