Arnold Bolle Interview

Title

Arnold Bolle Interview

Interviewee

Arnold Bolle

Interviewer

Matt Thomas

Files

Download Transcript of Arnold Bolle Interview (251 KB)

Description

Arnold Bolle talks about his career as a forestry researchers, and describes the beginning of the movement to legally designate wilderness areas. He explains how the Wilderness Act changed the way the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management [BLM], and U.S. National Park Service managed their lands, and elaborates on his various roles in the creation of public policy relating to forests. Bolle explains his philosophy on cultivating positive dialogue and relationships with private land owners and how to be a strong, democratic leader within an organization. He describes how the public played a pivotal role in the designation and protections of specific wilderness areas in Montana such as the Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wildernesses and other locations around Lincoln and the Blackfoot River. Bolle explains how U.S. representatives from Montana such as Max Baucus, Lee Metcalf and Pat Williams and organizations such as The Wilderness Society promoted the establishment of wilderness areas in order to protect public lands from being decimated by clear cutting and road building. He also mentions problems with timber harvests (ASQ) and overall forest health are also mentioned.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Wilderness Act (1964); Arnold Bolle; University of Montana, Missoula; Max Baucus, Montana; Lee Metcalf, Montana; Pat Williams, Montana; Wilderness Society, The; Timber harvesting; Forestry, Montana; U.S. Forest Service; U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM); U.S. National Park Service; Clearcutting; Forestry techniques; Wilderness areas, Montana; Bob Marshall Wilderness Area; Great Bear Wilderness Area; Scapegoat Wilderness Area; Blackfoot River

Original Date

1-7-1991

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Forestry, Land Use, and Conservation Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

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 252-001, 002, 003, 004

Media Type

Text

Original Format

4 audio cassettes (04:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (31 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_252_001_002_003_004.pdf

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