George Leonard reflects on his role in the formation of the New Perspectives policy in the early 1990s. He discusses a few pieces of key legislation that sparked the move towards New Perspectives and the impetus for new policy-making provided by the burgeoning timber sale program and consequent opposition. Leonard finishes with a few promising leads for further research on the history of ecosystem management. Interview conducted by telephone.
Ecosystem management; U.S. Forest Service; New Perspectives policy; Timber sales; U.S. Forest Service
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 (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (5 p.: 28 cm.)
Leonard, George, "George Leonard Interview, June 25, 1997" (1997). U.S. Forest Service Ecosystem Management Oral History Project. 5.