Hank Goetz Interview, June 2, 2006


Hank Goetz


David Brooks



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Hank Goetz describes his time as a student at the University of Montana in the School of Forestry. He discusses how he became full-time manager of the Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Goetz recalls the events that took place there that were not related to forestry, such as the Round River Program which facilitated wilderness education for undergraduate students. He describes how the School of Forestry, as well as forestry as a profession, has changed over the years. Goetz talks about the history of Lubrecht including how it was forested and how the University of Montana came to own it. He discusses his experiences as a soldier during the Vietnam War and his employment of the Northern Pacific Railway Company in Seeley Lake.


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Document Type

Oral History


Seeley Lake, Montana; Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Montana; Lubrecht Experimental Forest, University of Montana; University of Montana School of Forestry; Vietnam War, 1955-1975; Northern Pacific Railway Company, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

University of Montana Oral History Project, OH 408, 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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 408-012

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (1:11:36 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (31 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

1:11:36 minutes

Local Filename

oh 408-012.mp3; OH408-012.pdf

Hank Goetz Interview, June 2, 2006