Robert Wolf describes the U.S. Forest Service bidding practices for timber sales from the 1940s to the present. He discusses problems with the system and collusion in oral bidding. Wolf explains differences in Forest Service and Justice Department views on bidding practices. He concludes by talking about the passage of the Oral-Sealed Bid Amendment of 1978 and its effectiveness.
The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.
Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005 – Interviews; Richard E. Shannon; United States. Department of Justice; United States. Forest Service; Forest reserves -- Government policy -- United States; Lumber trade -- Corrupt practices -- United States; Lumber trade -- Government policy -- United States; Public lands -- United States; Timber -- United States – Marketing; Interviews – Montana; Oral histories -- Montana
Robert Wolf Interviews Oral History Project, OH 227, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (14 p.: 28 cm.)
Wolf, Robert E., "Robert Wolf Interview, November 27, 1990" (1990). Robert Wolf Interviews Oral History Project. 34.