Robert Wolf Interview, April 24, 1989


Robert E. Wolf


Jim Olivarez and Dan Hall



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Robert Wolf explains aspects of grazing fees, including the origins from Gifford Pinchot’s role in the early 1900s. He also describes the changing philosophies related to grazing fees in addition to the various economic determinations used. He continues to talk about the politics of grazing, pointing ranchers’ roles and responses and the management of grazing compared to timber. He concludes by discussing the potentials for a system of bidding on U.S. Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management grazing lands.


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Document Type

Oral History


Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005 – Interviews; Gifford Pinchot, 1865-1946; Jim Olivarez; Dan Hall; United States. Bureau of Land Management; United States. Forest Service; Grazing -- Environmental aspects -- United States; Grazing -- Government policy -- United States; Grazing districts; Range management -- United States; Timber Management – 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 227-013, 014

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:14:12 minutes

Local Filename

OH_227_013_014.mp3; OH_227_013_014.pdf

Robert Wolf Interview, April 24, 1989