Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Robert L. Herbst
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Herbst is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and graduated in 1957 from the University of Minnesota with a degree in forestry and wildlife management. After graduation, he worked as a forester for the Minnesota Conservation Department. He then served as executive director of Keep Minnesota Green, Inc., and as executive director of the Izaak Walton League of America. He has served as deputy commissioner and commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as well as assistant secretary for Fish, Wildlife, National Parks in the Department of Interior and as acting secretary of the Department of Interior. In 1981, Herbst became executive director of Trout Unlimited. While assistant secretary for the Interior, one of Herbst's major achievements was the passage of the Alaska lands bill. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His role as forester for the Department of Conservation; programs he was involved in as executive director of Keep Minnesota Green; importance of environmental education; events leading to his role as deputy commissioner of the Conservation Department. Izaak Walton League of America history of; his role as executive director, lobbying for wastewater treatment plants, and Earth Day; clear cutting issue in the Monongahela National Forest; role of U.S. Forest Service. His tenure as Commissioner of the DNR Leech Lake and Indian negotiations; Reserve Mining case, 1976 fire season; role of DNR commissioner; Boundary Waters issue. His tenure at the Department of Interior background of Alaska lands bill; current issues in management of Alaskan resources; James Watt; current federal attitude toward conservation; and future environmental concerns.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
52 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 180 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Interviewee: Herbst, Robert L.
Dates Creation: 05/16/1988
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 58
Accession Number AV1988.99.14
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project'

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