Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with David Zentner
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Zentner is a native of New Glarus, Wisconsin, and attended Clinton Junior College in Clinton, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1959 and soon after began a career in the life insurance business. Zentner has served as chapter, state president, national president, and chairman of the national board of the Izaak Walton League. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His background; Duluth chapter of the Izaak Walton League; IWL nationally vs. state chapters; IWL issues, wetlands, Memorial Hardwood Forest, timber management, water pollution, of the 1960s; how these issues affected the Duluth area; Oberstar bill and the development of the Boundary Waters legislation vs. the administrative process; future of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area; multiple use issue and the creation of the Voyageurs National Park; IWL Endowment Fund; IWL goals for the Upper Mississippi; and the future of the League and conservation.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
30 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Interviewee: Zentner, David
Made in Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/04/1987
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 58
Accession Number AV1988.99.33
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project'

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