Pat Williams talks about the public’s changing relationship with wilderness, and the correlation between that and various wilderness bills that were passed or failed to pass. He describes the evolution of the wise-use movement and its relationship to both conservation and extractive pressure groups to that movement. Williams dissects the split in the conservation movement, mentioning the Alliance for the Wild Rockies and the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA).
Williams, Pat, 1937- -- Interviews; Legislators -- Montana -- Interviews; Legislators -- United States -- Interviews; Wilderness areas -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Wilderness areas -- Law and legislation -- Montana -- History -- 20th century; Wilderness areas -- United States -- Public opinion; Wise Use movement.; Alliance for the Wild Rockies; Nature conservation -- Montana; Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act
Pat Williams Wilderness Interviews Oral History Project, OH 362, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (7 p.: 28 cm.)
Williams, Pat, "Pat Williams Interview, May 15, 1997" (1997). Pat Williams Wilderness Interviews Oral History Project. 3.