David Wanderaas discusses his time at the University of Montana’s College of Forestry and graduating in 1973. He describes his childhood interest in forestry and visiting Glacier National Park and Western Montana. He talks at length about the meeting he attended as a university student when College of Forestry faculty and staff presented the controversial Bolle Report to the Society of American Foresters and the U.S. Forest Service. Wanderaas recalls that although the presenters were asked many questions, the report spurred the National Forest Management Act of 1976. He also remembers colleagues that died too young and then concludes with his appreciation for his 35-year career in the Forest Service.
College of Forestry and Conservation; University of Montana; Bolle Report; Neil Rahm; National Forest Management Act 1976; Missoula, Montana
College of Forestry and Conservation Centennial Oral History Project, OH 443, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Wanderaas, David, "David Wanderaas Interview, October 15, 2013" (2013). University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation Centennial Oral History Project. 6.