Risa Lange-Navarro Interview, October 16, 2013


Risa Lange-Navarro


Clark Grant



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Risa Lange-Navarro describes her father, Bob Lange, who was a dendrology professor at the University of Montana from 1962 to 1979. She talks about learning forestry from her father, including memories of going to the Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Lange-Navarro describes attending the University of Montana’s College of Forestry and taking a class taught by her father. She also covers her work experience on various fire crews and explains how her father’s friendship with Professor Robert Steele led to her interest in fire management. Lange-Navarro describes the long history of forestry in and around Missoula and how that also influenced her career decision.

Document Type

Oral History


Fire Management; Dendrology; Lubrecht Experimental Forest; College of Forestry and Conservation; University of Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

College of Forestry and Conservation Centennial Oral History Project, OH 443, 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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 443-016

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (00:20:33 min.) digital + 1 transcript (7 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:20:33 minutes

Local Filename

OH_443_016.mp3; OH_443_016.pdf

Risa Lange-Navarro Interview, October 16, 2013