Peter Klein Interview, August 10, 2000
Suzanne M. Vernon
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Peter Klein talks about the time he spent as a U.S. Forest Service fire lookout nearly every summer from 1961 to the 1980s in Swan Valley, Montana. He discusses the layout and construction of the lookout towers, his daily responsibilities, encounters with wildlife, ways in which Swan Valley changed during his service, and different fires. Klein offers his opinions on prescribed burn strategies and the ways in which new technologies and techniques have phased out the lookout towers.
Swan Valley, Montana; U.S. Forest Service; Wildlife, Montana; Fire lookouts, Montana; Prescribed burns; Fire watching technology
Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)
Klein, Peter, "Peter Klein Interview, August 10, 2000" (2000). Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project. 26.