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Edgar Wayburn: Global Statesman and Elder Statesman of the Sierra Club: Alaska, International Conservation, National Parks and Protected Areas, 1980-1992

Interviewee(s):
Wayburn, Edgar
Interviewer(s):
Lage, Ann
Title:
Edgar Wayburn: Global Statesman and Elder Statesman of the Sierra Club: Alaska, International Conservation, National Parks and Protected Areas, 1980-1992
Abstract:
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, 1980, and environmental issues in Alaska, 1981-1992: Admiralty Island, Tongass National Forest, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Exxon Valdez oil spill, problems in the Alaskan national parks, travels in Alaska; the Sierra Club and international conservation, 1972-1992, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature; changing environmental perspectives on toxics, population, ecosystem protection; club relations with National Park Service: William Penn Mott, Jr., Yosemite master plan and concessions policy, service on National Parks Advisory Board; northern spotted owl and ancient forests issues; organizational issues in the Sierra Club, 1980s: executive directors Michael McCloskey, Douglas Wheeler, Michael Fischer, Carl Pope, role of volunteer leaders and grass-roots activists, fund raising and financial uncertainties; club involvement in electoral politics and with Clinton administration.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
1992
Project:
Sierra Club
Oskicat record:
b10906858
Rights:
Wayburn, Edgar. "Edgar Wayburn: Global Statesman and Elder Statesman of the Sierra Club: Alaska, International Conservation, National Parks and Protected Areas, 1980-1992." Interview by Ann Lage in 1992. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1996.