Stephen Yaffee discusses internal discussions in the U.S. Forest Service at the time of ecosystem management’s implementation. He explains the “scientific base” for the decision and how that scientific knowledge was managed. He alludes to the difficulties of moving policy through the hierarchy of the Forest Service, shifting in this way into some history of the agency. He mentions key legislation including NEMA, NFMA (National Forest Management Act of 1976), and FORPLAN (FORest PLANning).
Ecosystem management; U.S. Forest Service; NEMA; NFMA (National Forest Management Act of 1976); FORPLAN (FORest PLANning); The Wisdom of the Spotted Owl: Policy Lessons for a New Century publication
U.S. Forest Service Ecosystem Management Oral History Project, OH 370, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)
Yaffee, Stephen, "Stephen Yaffee Interview, February 23, 1998" (1998). U.S. Forest Service Ecosystem Management Oral History Project. 3.