RT Sound Recording DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 310122163 LA English T1 Ted Swem is interviewed by Bill Schneider in Evergreen, Colorado on July 6, 1993. A1 Swem, Theodor R.,, Schneider, William S.,, YR 1993 AB ORAL HISTORY 93-15-26 Bill Swem talks about the proclamation signed by President Johnson in 1969, Bert Riley, George Hartzog, 1965 task force developing analysis of park potential in Alaska, George Collins, John Kauffman, Bob Luntey, Doris Leonard, identifying areas in Alaska for national parks, federal lands in Alaska, ANCSA, master plan study of Mount McKinley National park, John Rutter, Ed Wayburn, Sig Olson, Al Donau, Walter Hickel working as Secretary of the Interior, interest in park at Skagway, Carl McMurray, Ed Kaiser, hotel development analysis near Mount McKinley National Park, Carl McMurray, working with the Canadian National Park Service, hiking from Dyea to Chilkoot Pass and Lake Bennett, Bob Howe, Yvonne Esbensen, Peter Bennett, Pat Ryan, Rogers Morton appointed as Secretary of the Interior, Jack Horton, pipeline studies, Lowell Thomas, Dick Stenmark, working on Alaska parks in 1971, Allen Bible visiting Alaska, Gates of the Arctic National Park area, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and D-2, Dave Hickock, Joe Fitzgerald, Native land rights, Roger Allin, Alaska Statehood Act, state land selection, Stewart Udall and land selection, Harry Crandel, Doug Scott, national interest lands, Bible provision and ANCSA, legislation to recognize Native rights, Mike Lambe, Frank Bracken, President Nixon signing ANCSA, his responsibility with land studies in Alaska, Bill Pecora, Burt Silcock, Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service working together, Larry Means, Fish and Wildlife Service working to identify areas of greatest importance to wildlife and waterfowl production and preservation, and using the 1965 task force report. ORAL HISTORY 93-15-27 Bill Swem talks about the Park Service study teams in the early 1970s in Alaska, Merrill Mattes, Dick Stenmark, D-2 lands withdrawals, Larry Means, Nat Reed, deadline for recommending preliminary withdrawal of lands for study purposes in 1972, Dick Stenmark, final withdrawal recommendations in 1973, studies being based on recommended withdrawals, overlapping areas of interest such as Yukon-Charley, Noatak, Seward Peninsula, and the Arctic Wildlife area, Lowell Sumner, planning for studies, selecting planning team for land studies, choosing the office head, Ben Gale, John Rutter, Al Henson, Stan Albright, John Kauffman, Bob Marshall, Noatak, study areas for Gates of the Arctic, Mt. McKinley, Wrangells, Lake Clark, Yukon-Charley, Aniakchak, Seward Peninsula, and Kobuk Sand dunes, Dick Stenmark, Alaska legal suit, Alaska State Land Use Planning Commission, Chuck Herbert, some of the lands removed from consideration during state negotiations, the contract studies, John Dennis, Urban Rogers, Ed Hall, Steve Young, Len Norwood, Bob Belous, Bob Waldrupt, Scott McGill, Bill Reeser, Ray Bane, Dick Nelson, Canada and United States international parks, John Rutter, Ben Gale, Paul Fritz, Jean Chretien, Jack Nicol, the Wrangells, the maps illustrating the land withdrawal sequence of events, other federal agencies having input, Curtis Bohlen, Doug Wheeler, Frank Bracken, recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior, and George Hartzog leaving the National Park Service in December 1972. ORAL HISTORY 93-15-28 Bill Swem talks about the new director of the National Park Service in 1973 Ronald Walker, the new director's support, the establishment of the Alaska Planning Group with Bill Swem as chairman, Nat Reed, Al Henson, Gordon Watson, the overlapping issues of different agencies relating to the land withdrawals, John Rutter, Ron Walker visiting Alaska, Chukchi-Imuruk, National Park Service study groups, John Reynolds, resolving conflicts between agencies, environmental impact statements for the project, Bill Reffalt, John Reynolds, Ivan Miller, presentation of study areas in Washington, D.C., Bob Eastman, Jim Watt, Jules Tileston, presentation for Gates of the Arctic National Park, John Kauffman, Bureau of Land Management, presentation for Yukon-Charley Rivers, Dick Stenmark, Carol Allison, Noatak, the Wrangells, Louis Giddings, Bernard R. Hubbard, Gary Eberhardt appointment to head National Park Service, Mike Gravel, Don Young, Ted Stevens, Office of Management and Budget briefings, wilderness classifications, Harry McKittrick, John Sawhill, Forest Service lands, areas of ecological concern, D-1 lands, and final land withdrawal recommendations in 1973. ORAL HISTORY 93-15-28 Bill Swem talks about regional planning for the proposed park and wildlife units, needing cooperation with state lands and Native-owned lands, support for the idea, Morris Udall, Ken Brown, Bureau of Land Management, proposed national planning that would encourage protection around areas of national interest, Doug Wheeler, proposing a regional plan for Mt. McKinley National Park, Mike Lambe, Burt Silcock, President Ford and the National Planning Act not being enacted, Forest Service gaining acreage, the final environmental statements in 1974, leaving the National Park Service in February 1976, Buff Bohlen working with the Cook Inlet Native Corporation, Lake Clark region, John Seiberling visiting Alaska to look at proposed park areas, Al Henson, Allen Steelman, Goodloe Byron, Randy Jones, Cleve Pennix, Clay Peters, and the wildlife refuge system gaining acreage.