Robert Wolf Interview, November 14, 1989


Robert E. Wolf


Arnold Bolle and Dan Hall



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Robert Wolf recalls a national focus on “full development of public resources” during the 1950s and the resulting impact. He begins with the history of Region One in establishing national policy and moves into congressional activity. He describes clear-cutting methods and justifications, grazing, recreational beginnings, mining abuses, and multiple use. He also talks about reforestation resolutions in 1960, and the Forest Service failure to evaluate the issue.

Document Type

Oral History


Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005 – Interviews; Arnold W. Bolle 1912-1994; Dan Hall; United States. Forest Service. Region One; Forest management, clear-cutting; Reforestation, United States; United States. Forest Service; Grazing -- Environmental aspects -- United States; Grazing -- Government policy -- United States; Grazing districts; Range management -- United States; Timber Management – United States

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

United States



Original Collection

Robert Wolf Interviews Oral History Project, OH 227, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 227-029

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (27 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:02:17 minutes

Local Filename

OH_227_029.mp3; OH_227_029.pdf

Robert Wolf Interview, November 14, 1989