Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Pacific Northwest Conservationists

Dyer, Polly
Goldsworthy, Patrick
Lage, Ann
Schrepfer, Susan
Pacific Northwest Conservationists
Patrick D. Goldsworthy: Protecting the North Cascades, 1954- 1983. Interview recalls youth in Berkeley, California; Sierra Club High Trips, 1940s-1952; organizing Sierra Club's Pacific Northwest Chapter, 1954; North Cascades Conservation Council--its founding, membership, purposes, tactics, his presidency (1958-1984), campaign for North Cascades National Park, including work with Senator Henry Jackson and other political figures; his position as a Sierra Club board member, 1967-1970. Appended are letters re founding of Sierra Club chapter, a roster of Sierra Club members living in the Cascades Region (ca. 1953), and a curriculum vitae. Polly Dyer: Preserving Washington Parklands and Wilderness. Interview discusses forming Sierra Club's Pacific Northwest Chapter, involvement in Mountaineers, North Cascades Conservation Council, Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs, Olympic Parks Associates, 1950s-1980s; campaigns to preserve Olympic National Park, to establish North Cascades National Park, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Three Sisters Wilderness, Alaskan Wilderness; relations with U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, National Park Service; women in conservation; Sierra Club internal affairs as board member, 1960-1967.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
Sierra Club
Oskicat record:
Dyer, Polly and Patrick Goldsworthy. "Pacific Northwest Conservationists." Interview by Ann Lage and Susan Schrepfer in 1983. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1986.