Stephen Yaffee Interview, February 23, 1998

Interviewee

Stephen Yaffee

Interviewer

Rick Freeman

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Description

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).

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

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

Original Date

2-23-1998

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

U.S. Forest Service Ecosystem Management Oral History Project, OH 370, 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 370-005

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:55:38 minutes

Local Filename

OH_370_005.mp3; OH_370_005.pdf

Stephen Yaffee Interview, February 23, 1998

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