Stewart Brandborg discusses the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the grass roots activism that developed around the bill. He describes his interest in preservation, his appreciation for wild country, his relationship with Howard Zahniser, and how he became involved in environmental and wilderness activism. He talks about his father’s work as the supervisor of the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana. Brandborg recalls how he and his father used media to highlight environmental activism during the 1960s and 1970s, as well as his work with the Wilderness Society in Washington, D. C. He recounts his role in appointing Cecil Andrus as Secretary of the Interior under President Carter in 1977. Brandborg also describes his work with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Parks Service in Washington D. C. during Andrus’ tenure as Secretary. He describes his involvement in Friends of the Bitterroot (FOB), the growth of the organization, and what he believes to be the future non-profits.
Wilderness Act of 1964; Grass roots activism; Howard Zahniser; Bitterroot National Forest; Robert Marshall; Gifford Pinchot; Wilderness Society; Forest conservation; Cecil Andrus; Secretary of the Interior; Carter Administration; U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service; National Parks Service; Friends of the Bitterroot; Bitterroot National Forest; Non-Profit Environmental Organization
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Brandborg, Stewart, "Stewart Brandborg Interview" (2010). Forestry, Land Use, and Conservation Interviews Oral History Collection. 1.