Robert Wolf Interview, November 28, 1990


Robert E. Wolf


Richard Manning and Dan Hall



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Robert Wolf outlines government reorganization plans by the Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter administrations. He describes Nixon’s plan to divide the country into ten regions in relation to the Forest Service as well as the broader impact. He recalls the Carter attempt to create a Department of Natural Resources which related more specifically to the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Wolf recalls legislative response to both plans.

Document Type

Oral History


Carter, Jimmy, 1924-; Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994; Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005 – Interviews; Richard Manning; Dan Hall; United States. Bureau of Land Management; United States. Forest Service; Administrative agencies -- United States – Reorganization; Executive departments -- United States – Reorganization; Natural resources -- Government policy -- United States; United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989; 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 227-050

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:38:55 minutes

Local Filename

OH_227_050.mp3; OH_227_050.pdf

Robert Wolf Interview, November 28, 1990