Robert Wolf discusses the history of the Forest Service from 1900 to the 1980s. He describes the below-cost timber sales and Forest Service management goals, including justifications for deficit sales beginning with Giffort Pinchot in 1906 and continuing into the 1980s. He mentions other issues including Grimaud v. U.S. and grazing fees. Wolf also discusses conservation versus profit, definitions of profit, multiple use, and U.S. congressional activity. He focuses on subsidies, resource development and local and national inputs into Forest Service planning.
The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.
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Robert Wolf Interviews Oral History Project, OH 227, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 227-004, 005
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)
Wolf, Robert E., "Robert Wolf Interview, April 18, 1989" (1989). Robert Wolf Interviews Oral History Project. 3.