Thurman Trosper discusses working for the U.S. Forest Service, including both his time as the supervisor of the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana and on the Forest Service’s Division of Legislation and Program Planning in Washington, D. C. He describes the development of the Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act of 1960 and the political struggle between the Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the Wilderness Society over management of national forest lands. Trosper also details the roles that a number of congressmen played in the passage of bills concerning national forests, including Wayne Aspinall, Clinton Anderson, and Tom Foley.
National forest lands; Wayne Aspinall; Clinton Anderson; Tom Foley; Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act of 1960; U.S. Forest Service; Wilderness Society; National Park Service; Bitterroot National Forest; U.S. Forest Service, Division of Legislation and Program Planning
Forestry, Land Use, and Conservation Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (90 min.): analog + 1 transcript (15 p.: 28 cm.)
Trosper, Thurman, "Thurman Trosper Interview, May 15, 1991" (1991). Forestry, Land Use, and Conservation Interviews Oral History Collection. 9.