Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Vilis Kurmis


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Vilis Kurmis was a professor of Forestry at the University of Minnesota and did most of his work at Itasca State Park. He was reputed to be the person most knowledgeable on park vegetation. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Some personal history and his arrival at the park in the mid-1960s; comments on Darwin Ness and Becky Marty who helped him in his work; preservation of the pines including controlled burns; managed growth contrasted with wilderness growth; the study and preservation of vegetation other than trees; vegetation management; his work at St. Croix State Park and on Isle Royale; the use of the park to gain knowledge.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
4 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 10 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Kurmis, Vilis
Interviewer: Thoma, Ben
Subjects Itasca State Park
Dates Creation: 08/31/1993
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102
Accession Number AV2003.40.8
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'

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