Stewart Brandborg discusses dissent within the Wilderness Society regarding the organization’s support for the wilderness bill, which ultimately became the 1964 Wilderness Act. A number of members feared that their support, particularly through lobbying Congress, threatened their tax-exempt status. He also discusses his departure from the National Wildlife Federation, his relationship with Federation director Charles Callison, and his work with Howard Zahniser of the Wilderness Society. Other topics include Brandborg’s opposition to the Penny Cliffs and Bruces Eddy dams on Idaho’s Clearwater River, as well as the role of Senators Clarence Cannon and Richard Neuberger in conservation efforts preventing the Penny Cliffs dam.
Stewart Brandborg; Wilderness Conservation; 1964 Wilderness Act; National Wildlife Federation; Charles Callison; Howard Zahniser; Wilderness Society; Clearwater River, Idaho; Penny Cliffs dam, Idaho; Bruces Eddy dam, Idaho
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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Brandborg, Stewart, "Stewart Brandborg Interview, December 5, 2013" (2013). Bill LaCroix Interviews with Stewart Brandborg Oral History Project. 7.