Peter Klein Interview, August 10, 2000

Title

Peter Klein Interview, August 10, 2000

Interviewee

Peter Klein

Interviewer

Suzanne M. Vernon

Files

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Description

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.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Swan Valley, Montana; U.S. Forest Service; Wildlife, Montana; Fire lookouts, Montana; Prescribed burns; Fire watching technology

Original Date

8-10-2000

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

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 422-072

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_422_072.pdf

Peter Klein Interview, August 10, 2000

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