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Oral history interview with Milt Stenlund
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Stenlund was born in Ely, Minnesota. in 1919. He worked as a wildlife biologist for the Minnesota Department of Conservation starting in 1946 and in 1973 became a regional administrator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at Region Two in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Stenlund discusses his wolf research during the 1940s, including using canoes in summer and snowshoes in winter to visit sites of wolf-killed deer; measuring wolves killed by bounty hunters and taking samples from the wolves' stomachs; efforts to convince people that the bounty system should be ended; various government actions taken in the 1950s and 1960s to protect wolves; wolf protection as a part of preserving larger biological systems in the north woods; recovery of the state's wolf population and suggestions for limited shooting and trapping of wolves in order to protect farm livestock; the influence of environmental groups on wolf policy; competition among northern Minnesota cities for the International Wolf Center; and increasing sophistication of wolf research, including studies of wolves' social activities and the use of statistics and computer modeling.
2 hours sound cassette
17 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:15:29 running time
Interviewee: Stenlund, Milt H.
Interviewer: Tubbs, Nancy Jo
Made in: Ely, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 21 (Library Call Number)
AV1996.118 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog