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Inventory of the Public Lands Institute Records, 1978 – 1984

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

 

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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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.