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Inventory of the Public Lands Institute Records, 1978 - 1984

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Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Founded by Charles H. Callison, the Public Lands Institute was a Denver-based research and conservation organization that sought to overhaul the Bureau of Land Management in the Western states and Alaska. PLI later merged with the Natural Resources Defense Council of New York.
The collection includes state files compiled by William C. Patric concerning a study on trust land administration in the western states, materials concerning the Utah "BOLD" land exchange proposal, and materials pertaining to the surface mining act conferences conducted by the Public Lands Institute under contract with the Federal Office of Surface Mining in 1979 and 1980 comprise the collection. Also includes correspondence and reports concerning off-road vehicle data and regulations, the Reagan Administration's "asset management" effort, and the Sagebrush Rebellion.
Title: Public Lands Institute Records, 1978 - 1984
Creator: Public Lands Institute, Inc.
Repository: Forest History Society Library and Archives
Call Number: 3958
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 9.0 linear feet
(6 record cartons)

Historical Note

The Public Lands Institute was a Denver-based research and conservation organization that sought to overhaul the Bureau of Land Management in the Western states and Alaska. Founder Charles H. Callison served as president of the organization until 1986 and supervised its merger with the Natural Resources Defense Council of New York.


Collection Overview

The collection includes state files compiled by William C. Patric concerning a study on trust land administration in the western states, materials concerning the Utah "BOLD" land exchange proposal, and materials pertaining to the surface mining act conferences conducted by the Public Lands Institute under contract with the Federal Office of Surface Mining in 1979 and 1980 comprise the collection. Also includes correspondence and reports concerning off-road vehicle data and regulations, the Reagan Administration's "asset management" effort, and the Sagebrush Rebellion.

Collection Arrangement

1. Subject Files, 1978-1984



Subject Headings

  • Callison, Charles H.
  • Early, George
  • Environmental policy -- United States
  • Federal-state controversies -- United States
  • Land use -- Government policy -- United States
  • Land use -- West (U.S.)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Patric, William C.
  • Public lands -- United States -- Management
  • Public Lands Institute, Inc.
  • Strip mining
  • Wilshire, Howard
  • United States. Bureau of Land Management
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Subject Files, 1978-1984.

Box 1
State Files Compiled by William C. Patric
Includes study on trust land administration in the western states (California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming).
Box 2
Utah "BOLD" Land Exchange Proposal
Box 2
Surface Mining Act Conferences (SMAC)
Files on the surface mining act conferences conducted by the Public Lands Institute under contract with the Federal Office of Surface Mining in 1979 and 1980.
SMAC Minutes and Summary
SMAC Agendas
SMAC Correspondence
First SMAC
SMAC Billings
SMAC Proposal and Contract
SMAC Miscellaneous and Extra Copies
SMAC Vouchers
Box 2
Council on Environmental Quailty
Box 2
Bureau of Land Management Regulations
Box 2
Forest Service Regulations
Box 2
ORV: Data
Box 2
MONITOR/ORV: Papers, Articles, etc.
Box 2
Motorcycle Race: California Desert, Ludlow to Parker, October 1979
Box 2
Phantom Duck
Box 2
Howard Wilshire
Box 2
ORV Issue Estimates
Box 2
Executive Orders
Box 3
Patric Report Files
Box 3-A
Sagebrush Rebellion
Correspondence
Publicity-Patric Report
Grazing Fee Fact Sheet Statements
ESP
FLPMS/PRIA Amendments
Grazing Fee: Study, 1983-1984
Grazing Fee: General Correspondence
Grazing Lawsuits
Range Cooperators: Correspondence
Range Cooperators: Meetings
Box 3-B
Reagan Administration's "Asset Management" Effort
NRCA Review Committee on the MX Missile
MX
Asset Management
Asset Management: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
George Early Material
U.S. Forest Service: Asset Management Program
Conservation Organization
Asset Management: NRDC
Baden Articles
Asset Management: Barryman, State Responses
Callison Statements Before Subcommittee on Public Lands and National Parks
Statements of Conservation Organization Before Seiberling Committee, June 1983
Seiberling Oversight Hearings, August 1982
Box 3-B
Sagebrush Rebellion
Box 4-A
Sagebrush Rebellion
Sagebrush Rebellion by States
Arizona
California
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wyoming
Hatch Bill: Sagebrush Rebellion
Correspondence
Articles
Fact Sheets
Hand-outs
Legal
Interviews and Miscellaneous
L.A.S.E.R.
Box 4-B
Sagebrush Rebellion
Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT)
Mailing Lists
Masters: Sagebursh Control Network
Statements, Speeches, and Testimony
Wildlife
Salt Lake Meeting, January 16, 1982
Chales H. Callison Originals (Sagebrush Rebellion Mailings)
Sagebrush Master of Addresses
Box 4-B
Sheep Producers Environmental Committee

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Public Lands Institute Records, Library and Archives, Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Received from the Public Lands Institute in November 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Staff, October 1986

Encoded by Amanda Ross, February 2009

Funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission supported the encoding of this finding aid. Support for digitization and outreach provided by the Alvin J. Huss Endowment.