Arnold Bolle describes his time as a student at the University of Montana (UM). He lists student rules, traditions, and events of the 1930s. Bolle recalls his past former career with the U.S. Forest Service and the Soil Conservation Service which took him to all over the country. He describes authoring the Bolle Report which studied clearcutting issues on national forests. Bolle discusses to his time as a UM faculty member, his role as dean of the School of Forestry, and his position as an academic vice president. Bolle concludes with a description of his post-retirement activities and affiliations. He describes his U.S. Forest Service colleagues and his interest in soil conservation. He talks about working with various U.S. legislators including Pat Williams and Max Baucus on advancing conservation efforts for wilderness outdoor recreation areas. Bolle describes serving as dean of the School of Forestry, and he recalls the challenges he faced when trying to implement changes.
University of Montana-Missoula; School of Forestry; University of Montana alumni; University of Montana administrators; U.S. Forest Service; Bolle Report; Forestry; Clearcutting, forestry; University of Montana faculty; Pat Williams, Max Baucus; Land conservation; Wilderness areas; Outdoor recreation areas
University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project, OH 270, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 270-005, 006
2 sound cassettes (2:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (24 p.: 28 cm.)
Bolle, Arnold, "Arnold Bolle Interview, August 6, 1991" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 4.