Robert Wolf Interview, November 16, 1989


Robert E. Wolf


Arnold Bolle and Dan Hall



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Robert Wolf describes past attempts at reorganizing the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. He recalls how President Richard Nixon attempt to reorganize both offices by readjusting regional Forest Service Boundaries to align within ten proposed regions. Wolf tells how Senators Mike Mansfield, Alan Bible, and Herman Talmadge were instrumentals in preventing this reorganization. Wolf also describes how President Jimmy Carter attempt to form a Department of Natural Resources, a change that also met with senatorial opposition. Wolf concludes by discussing Senator Mike Mansfield’s priorities on a broader scale.

Document Type

Oral History


Bible, Alan, 1909-1988; Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001; Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002; Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005 – Interviews; Arnold W. Bolle 1912-1994; United States. Congress; United States. Bureau of Land Management – Reorganization; United States. Forest Service – Reorganization; Natural resources -- Government policy -- United States; Interviews – Montana; Oral histories -- Montana

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 227-036

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (15 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:30:20 minutes

Local Filename

OH_227_036.mp3; OH_227_036.pdf

Robert Wolf Interview, November 16, 1989