Inventory of the Wayne D. Iverson Papers, 1937 – 2004

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Wayne D. Iverson (1931-2005) was a forestry consultant and landscape architect. Iverson worked for the United States Forest Service as a landscape architect for 45 years.

The Wayne D. Iverson papers document his professional work with the Forest Service and his research as a landscape architect.

Title: Wayne D. Iverson Papers, 1937 - 2004

Creator: Iverson, Wayne D.

Repository: Forest History Society Library and Archives

Call Number: 2009-004

Language of Material: Material in English

Extent: 11.68 linear ft. (28 archival boxes)


Biographical Note

Wayne D. Iverson (1931-2005) was a forestry consultant and landscape architect. He earned his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Landscape Architecture and was a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He worked for the United States Forest Service as a landscape architect for 45 years.

He was a principal consultant on the Forest Service Visual Management System Update in 1974. After retiring from the Forest Service in 1985, he continued to be involved in the field by corresponding with colleagues, the media, politicians, and private businesses on topics relating to forestry and landscape architecture.


Collection Overview

The Wayne D. Iverson papers document his professional work with the Forest Service and his research as a landscape architect. Many of the files relate to his work on the development of the visual management system used by the Forest Service. Other topics include landscape architecture and aesthetics, the economics of scenic quality, and the recreational use of land. The bulk of the correspondence in the collection is with other landscape architects and politicians involved in Forest Service legislation.

Collection Arrangement

Collection remains in original order. This finding aid reflects a box level inventory.


Subject Headings

  • United States. Forest Service
  • Landscape architecture.
  • American Society of Landscape Architects


Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Wayne D. Iverson Papers, 1937-2004.
  • Box 1
    • Calendars and Activity Schedules, 1967-1985
    • Research files with copies of journal articles
    • Newspaper clippings
    • Nicolet Forest Plan
  • Box 2
    • Scenery management history book excerpts
    • Keep Sedona Beautiful - Forest Service Land Exchange Study on Scenic Sensitivity
  • Box 3
    • Economics of Scenic Quality
    • Landscape Management
    • Visual Resource Management papers and notes
  • Box 4
    • Keep America Beautiful slides
    • Landscape architecture questionnaires
    • Visual management program correspondence
    • Material from University of Amherst Conference on Landscape Assessment, November 1973
    • Oak Creek Canyon Water Use Policy
    • Colorization of rocks policy, 1995
  • Box 5
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Correspondence and memos to other forest landscape architects
    • Newspaper clippings
    • National Recreation Strategy
    • President's Commission on America's Outdoors
    • Forest Service Landscape Architect's meeting, 1992
  • Box 6
    • Drafts of "Historical Overview" 1990-1993
    • Book proposal for "Politics of Natural Beauty in National Forests"
  • Box 7
    • Correspondence and memos to other landscape architects, 1969-1979
    • Reports on Landscape architecture, 1962-1969
  • Box 8
    • Landscape Manual California Region U.S. Forests, 1971
    • Landscape Management Basics
    • Paper by Iverson titled "Managing and Monitoring; A Visual Resource Management Program" given at the CELA
    • Conference 1980
    • Minaret Summit Highway Controversy
  • Box 9
    • Research materials (photocopied articles)
    • Publication: "Aesthetics in Environmental Planning"
  • Box 10
    • Forest service scenic resource management publications
  • Box 11
    • Forest Service Publications
    • "Environmental History and Cultural Policy"
    • Research files (Photocopied articles)
  • Box 12
    • Research files
    • Iverson's articles and presentations (drafts)
  • Box 13
    • Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team background files, 1993-1994
    • Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement background files, 1993-1994
    • Clippings, 1984
    • Workshops
    • Congressional Documents
  • Box 14
    • Timber Management
    • Visual Resource Management
    • Clippings
    • Northwest Forest Conference
    • Six Rivers
    • Congressional Hearings
    • Correspondence, 1986-1987
    • Cherokee National Forest Plan
    • Tucson Speech, 1990
  • Box 15
    • Recreation - U-Regulations 1948-1961
  • Box 16
    • Forest Service Landscape Architects - Career Data
    • Forest Service Landscape Architects - Directories
    • Forest Service Landscape Architects - Correspondence
    • Forest Service Landscape Architects - Other Officials
    • Meyers, Peter C.
    • Lying, Richard E.
    • Bergland, Bob
    • Cutler, Rupert
    • Lyons, Jim
    • Espy, Mike
    • Yeutter, Clayton
    • Crowell, John B. Jr.
    • Madigan, Edward
    • USDA - Activism and Lobbying Groups
    • USDA - History and Historical Materials
    • USDA - Publications
    • USDA - Newsletters
  • Box 17
    • Economics of Scenic Quality
    • Correspondence
    • Congressional Hearings on Public Land Management
  • Box 18
    • Recreation U-Regulations 1937-1947
  • Box 19
    • Buck, John
    • American Society of Landscape Architects
    • Landscape Research Group Symposium: Methods of Landscape Analysis
  • Box 20
    • Civilian Conservation Corps - Camps in Oregon and Washington
    • Civilian Conservation Corps - Oregon Forest Log
  • Box 21
    • Congressional Hearings; 1971-1979 on Clearcutting and NFMA
  • Box 22
    • Cliff, Edward
    • Connaughton, Charlie
    • Carhart, Arthur
  • Box 23
    • Forest Service Publications: Scenery Management Guides
  • Box 24
    • Biographical information on Iverson
    • Includes resume, awards, correspondence, and writings
    • Landscape Management Basics
  • Box 25
    • Forest Service Publications on National Forest Landscape Management
  • Box 26
    • "Blue Ridge Parkway Study"
    • "Visual Resource Management Program"
    • "Visual Character of the Blue Ridge Parkway"
  • Box 27
    • "Recreation Site Design, Region 5 - United States Forest Service"
  • Box 28
    • Landscape Aesthetics Handbook, 1995
    • Photographs used to test students on Landscape Architecture Topics


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wayne D. Iverson Papers, Library and Archives, Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA.

Processing Information

Processed by Lea Tiernan, May 2015

Encoded by Lea Tiernan, May 2015

Support for digitization and outreach provided by the Alvin J. Huss Endowment.