Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Thomas McGuigan
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: McGuigan is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts. He received his degree in natural resources management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. While in college he did an internship as a lobbyist in Minnesota for the Sierra Club. After graduating, he worked for the Department of Natural Resources in Minnesota as a trail manager. At the time of the interview he was the director of the Minnesota state offices of the Audubon Society. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His background working for the DNR; how he became involved in the Audubon Society. How the Audubon Society is organized - state office; local chapters; setting priorities for state chapters; funding. Issues of concern for the Audubon Society - container deposit bill; recycling; waste abatement; solid waste; preserving prairies; acid rain; tropical deforestation. Audubon Society and preserving or restoring wetlands - Wetlands Watch; working for passage of RIM; Army Corps of Engineers; farmers involvement. Audubon Society stance on the regulation of hunting and fishing. Role of and success of RIM. The DNR and the Society forestry and wildlife planning process; old growth forests; forest fragmentation.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
24 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Interviewee: McGuigan, Thomas
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 12/03/1987
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 58
Accession Number AV1988.99.21
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project'

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