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Richard Manning Leonard: Mountaineer, Lawyer, Environmentalist, Volume I

Interviewee(s):
Leonard, Richard Manning
Interviewer(s):
Schrepfer, Susan
Title:
Richard Manning Leonard: Mountaineer, Lawyer, Environmentalist, Volume I
Abstract:
Early mountaineering experiences; Boalt School of Law, 1932; the Sierra Club, 1930s-40s: "Young Turks" vs. William Colby, origin and demise of the High Trip, Save the Sierra Club battle of 1946; WWII arctic and mountain warfare; Kings Canyon National Park; the club and federal land agencies: Olympic National Park issue, Minarets mining claim, San Gorgonio, Wilderness Act; Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes; the Dinosaur National Monument battle: the club vs. the Bureau of Reclamation; state water project; Redwood National Park; the Mineral King protection suit; US Forest Service, wilderness policy, multiple use concept; modern conservation groups; nuclear power issues; Doris Leonard and Conservation Associates, 1960; David Brower; Sierra Club Land Fund and Foundation; recent successes, Hudson River and Overton Park.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
1972
Project:
Sierra Club
Oskicat record:
b11233379
Rights:
Leonard, Richard Manning. "Richard Manning Leonard: Mountaineer, Lawyer, Environmentalist, Volume I." Interview by Susan Schrepfer in 1972. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1975.