Suzanne M. Vernon
Cal Tassinari describes his work and experience as a wilderness ranger for the U.S. Forest Service starting in the early 1960s in the Mission Mountains Wilderness area in Montana. He recalls his primary duties which included planning and constructing trails, observing wildlife, and managing the area. Tassinari shares his thoughts on how the area has changed, citing the growing popularity of recreational hiking. He offers unique insight into the concept of wilderness and how this has changed over time. Tassinari also discusses other prominent wilderness advocates of the time such as Bud Cheff and Fred Matzner.
U.S. Forest Service; Rangers; Mission Mountains Wilderness Area; Bud Cheff; Fred Matzner; Cal Tassinari; Recreation areas, Montana; Wilderness areas, Montana; Wilderness management
Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 422-024, 025
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (24 p.: 28 cm.)
Tassinari, Cal, "Cal Tassinari Interview, June 4, 1999" (1999). Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project. 6.