Joseph L. Miller Papers, 1909-1995  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Miller, Joseph L., 1910-
Title
Joseph L. Miller Papers
Dates
1909-1995 (inclusive)
1971-1995 (bulk)
Quantity
29 linear ft.:
51 document cases
2 card file boxes
7 oversize map folders
Collection Number
Mss 6022
Summary
Papers include in-depth material on Joseph L. Miller's crusade to collect and organize information on the Bull Run Reserve and watershed and to expand public awareness of threats to its famed pristine water through formation of the Bull Run Interest Group (BRIG) and lawsuits he initiated against the U.S. Forest Service. Bull Run is the main source of water for Portland, Or., and other smaller communities in the area.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides

A card index to Miller's version of the BRIG Open Files, including authors, titles, and subjects, is included in the collection (Boxes 23 and 24).

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Joseph L. Miller (1910- ), a native of Chicago, trained as a medical doctor. He moved to Oregon in 1940 with his wife, Amy, and opened a medical practice in Portland. In 1948, the family bought 94 acres near the Bull Run Reserve, in the vicinity of Marmot, Clackamas County, Oregon. There they built a small cabin, mostly for summer camping, and in 1975 established a permanent home on three acres. They donated the remaining 91 acres to the Portland Audubon Society in 1977.

In 1971, Miller discovered that the United States Forest Service (USFS) had, since 1958, allowed commercial logging in the Bull Run Watershed and planned to open a 30,000-acre area for recreational purposes in spite of a 1904 Trespass Act which prohibited these activities. Miller attended a public meeting that drew so much opposition that the USFS and the Portland Water Bureau withdrew the recreation development plan. After that meeting, Miller began a systematic effort to collect and disseminate information on the Bull Run Reserve to focus public attention on the need for watershed protection. In 1974, he organized the Bull Run Citizens' Advisory Committee, which evolved into the Bull Run Interest Group (BRIG) by 1975. BRIG was active at varying levels until about 1993. Miller was most concerned about the secrecy and lack of public information and input that he believed characterized the activities of the USFS and Portland Water Bureau, which managed the Bull Run Watershed.

In 1973, Miller and two co-plaintiffs initiated a class-action lawsuit against the USFS for allowing public access and logging in violation of the Trespass Act and won their case. However, in 1977 Congress nullified the act, and new legislation, introduced by Rep. Robert Duncan and Sen. Mark Hatfield of Oregon, specified that the Bull Run Reserve could be managed by the Forest Service according to prevailing multiple-use principles. Use of the watershed need not be confined to water production, though that use was supposed to be primary.

Miller's crusade to restore the protections of the Trespass Act continued after 1977, and, with the public scrutiny that he inspired, serious degradation of the watershed diminished. His efforts included further litigation to stop what he considered to be dubious timber sales after “blowdowns.”

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers include in-depth material on Joseph Miller's crusade to collect and organize information on the Bull Run Reserve and watershed and to expand public awareness of the threat to its famed pristine water through formation of the Bull Run Interest Group (BRIG). Also included is documentation of the lawsuits he initiated against the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). Because he collected correspondence, reports, and other materials from practically every agency and person involved with the Bull Run Watershed, the collection represents many different perspectives on the issues involved.

Included in the collection are Miller's personal version of the BRIG Open File that was established and continues to be available to the public in the Government Documents section at the Multnomah County Library's Central Branch (Portland, Or.), plus copies of lawsuits and correspondence generated in attempts to change USFS timber sale and logging practices. Subject files cover these issues and contain research materials from many sources, including USFS and Portland Water Bureau information and correspondence, Miller's correspondence and explanatory notes, environmental impact statements, newspaper clippings, and reports.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Joseph L. Miller Papers, Mss 6022, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Bull Run Interest Group (BRIG), 1909-1993,   (bulk 1972-1990) Return to Top

Includes the records produced in the course of BRIG’s operations and Joseph Miller’s version of the BRIG Open File of background materials that was established at the Multnomah County Library, where they were indexed and are available to the public. Miller’s idea was that the Open File would be “a live, growing source of information on all sides of Bull Run issues. The file is open for anyone to add information or views; for anyone to help seek and index new material; for anyone to study.” The series includes background on the development of the Open File and BRIG’s relationship with the Multnomah County Library. The BRIG records primarily focus on actions and issues related to the Bull Run Watershed, including the Little Sandy River. They reflect the ups-and-downs of the organization from its start as the Bull Run Citizens' Advisory Committee, including efforts to revive it in 1989-1990.

The series is arranged into two subseries: 1. Bull Run Interest Group (BRIG) Records, 1974-1991, and 2. BRIG Open Files, 1909-1993.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Bull Run Interest Group (BRIG) Records
Includes correspondence, newsletters, surveys, clippings, and other materials related to the Bull Run Citizens’ Advisory Committee, 1974-1976, and Bull Run Interest Group (BRIG) that developed from the committee in 1975-1976.
Folders are generally arranged chronologically within types of papers, such as correspondence.
1974-1991
Box/Folder
1/1
Bull Run Citizens’ Advisory Committee
1974
1/2
Bull Run Citizens’ Advisory Committee
1975-1976
1/3
BRIG—correspondence
1975
1/4
BRIG—correspondence
1976
1/5
BRIG—correspondence
1977
1/6
BRIG—correspondence
1982
1/7
BRIG—correspondence
1983
1/8
BRIG—correspondence
1985
1/9
BRIG—correspondence
1988-1989
1/10
BRIG—correspondence
1990-1991
1/11
BRIG—correspondence re. neighborhood associations
1975-1976
1/12
BRIG—membership letters, notes, printed matter
1975
1/13
BRIG—membership letters, notes, printed matter
1976
1/14
BRIG—membership letters, notes, printed matter
1977
1/15
BRIG—membership letters, notes, printed matter
1978
1/16
BRIG—membership letters, notes, printed matter
1979
2/1
BRIG—mailings, meeting notices, newsletters
1975-1977
2/2
BRIG—responses to mailing
October-November. 1975
2/3
BRIG—logo development
1975
2/4
BRIG—media contacts
1975-1976
2/5
BRIG—publicity at local colleges
1976
2/6
BRIG—development of educational brochure
1976
2/7
BRIG—educational brochure for area schools
1975-1976
2/8
BRIG—Hillsboro School talk
1976 Feb. 5
2/9
BRIG—ecology seminars on Bull Run
1976
2/10
BRIG—Bull Run Reserve tours
1975
2/11
BRIG—slide shows, Bull Run
1975
2/12
BRIG—slide shows, Little Sandy
1976
2/13
BRIG—Bull Run seminar, Lewis & Clark College
1978 March 2-6
2/14
BRIG—Portland State University talks
1979; 1982
2/15
BRIG—quotes collected
circa 1980
2/16
BRIG—quotes re. Little Sandy drainage
1981
3/1
BRIG—Portland City Council hearing re. Bull Run
1981 Mar. 11
3/2
BRIG—meeting with EPA
1982 Sept. 29
3/3
BRIG—fund-raising letter and advertising
1984
3/4
Bull Run Coalition (CIIBRI—Citizens Interested in Bull Run, Inc.)
1987
3/5
BRIG “reborn” survey
1989
3/6
BRIG “reborn” survey—responses
1989
3/7
BRIG “reborn” survey—evaluation of responses
1989-1990
3/8
BRIG “reborn” survey—follow-up correspondence to respondents
1989-1990
3/9
Bull Run events (non-BRIG sponsored)
Global Forum Open House, March 26, 1990, and Stand for Ancient Forests at Bull Run, Earth Day, April 21, 1990
1990 March-April
3/10
“Groundtruth [sic] the Groves—Save the Stands,” by Regna Merritt, Wild Oregon (summer issue)
Article by BRIG supporter
1991
3/11
Meeting with U.S. Rep. Mike Kopetski
1991 July 8
Subseries 2: BRIG Open File
Includes a group of records covering the development of the BRIG Open File at Multnomah County Library Central Branch. The Open File, which follows, is a mix of original and photocopied materials, including articles, bulletins, clippings, correspondence, newsletters, petitions, publications, and reports of various kinds. A few original photographs were photocopied for the files, and the originals were transferred to Org. Lot 1021, Joseph L. Miller Photographs Collection. Several maps and other oversize items that were folded into the files were unfolded and removed to oversize storage for preservation, as noted in the folder list.in the original numerical order.
The Open File is in original numerical order. A few numbers are not represented in this collection, as noted in the container list, but they may be found at the Central Library. Author, title, and subject card indexes, keyed to these numbers, are located in Boxes 23 and 24.
1909-1993; 1972-1990
Box/Folder
4/1
BRIG Open File—development of organizing scheme
1975
4/2
BRIG Open File—development of organizing scheme
“Bull Run Logic,” 1975, and sample sources dated 1943-1975 (bulk 1970s)
1975
4/3
BRIG Open File—development of organizing scheme
Sample sources dated 1973-1976
1976
4/4
BRIG Open File—Multnomah County Library—negotiations
1975-1977
4/5
BRIG Open File—Multnomah County Library—development, maintenance, and publicity
1975-1978
4/6
BRIG Open File—Multnomah County Library—maintenance
1975-1976
4/7
BRIG Open File—Multnomah County Library—maintenance
1982-1986
4/8
BRIG Open File—Multnomah County Library—publicity
1975-1976
4/9
BRIG Open File—Multnomah County Library—use of
1976-1988
4/10
BRIG Open File—Multnomah County Library—revised agreement and maintenance
1990
4/11
BRIG Open File—Governor’s Conference on Library and Information Services
1978
4/12
BRIG Open File—Numerical List of Sources, No. 1-308
circa1990
4/13
No. 1—“Managing Forest Land for Water Quality” [paper]
1970
4/14
No. 2—“Natural Area Programs” [article]
1974
4/15
No. 3—“Natural Areas” [article]
1972
4/16
No. 4— A Directory of Research Natural Areas on Federal Lands of the United States of America [title, foreword, and table of contents only]
1968
4/17
No. 5—“Our Research Natural Areas” [article]
1971
4/18
No. 6— Federal Research Natural Areas in Oregon and Washington [selected pages]
1972
4/19
No. 7—Oregon statute on Natural Area Preserves
circa1974
4/20
No. 8—“Bull Run Wildlife” [report, comments]
1973
4/21
No. 9—“The Municipal Water System of Portland, Oregon: Historical, Descriptive, Statistical” [typescript book]
circa1922
5/1
No. 10—Robert H. Shields to Lyle F. Watts, re. forest land exchanges [letter]
1943 April 19
5/2
No. 11-13—Joseph L. Miller, Jr., to Dr. Joseph T. Stockbridge, re. logging in Bull Run Reserve [letter, attachments]
1972 Jan. 9
5/3
No. 14-15—Maps, Mt. Hood National Forest [photocopied sections]
1967; 1981
5/4
No. 16—“Bull Run Reserve Showing Watershed Line” [photocopied section]
1971
5/5
No. 17—Joseph T. Stockbridge to Joseph L. Miller, Jr. [letter]
1972 April 7
5/6
No. 18-19—Correspondence re. water quality data (No. 18) and attachment, “Report of a Survey of the Portland Municipal Water Supply, Portland, Oregon, November 1969”
1973
5/7
No. 20—“Recreation Use South in Bull Run Watershed” [clipping]
1971 May 15
5/8
No. 21—Correspondence re. Larch Mountain-Bull Run Area Study
1971 July
5/9
No. 22—“Larch Mtn.-Bull Run Management Plan”
1971
5/10
No. 23—Warren C. Westgarth to Joseph L. Miller, Jr., re. water quality testing [letter]
1975 Jan. 10
5/11
No. 24—correspondence, Joseph L. Miller, Jr., and Wright T. Mallery, re. logging in Bull Run area
1971 August
5/12
No. 25—“Report on Management of Forest Resources in the Bull Run Division,” Portland City Club
1973 August
5/13
No. 26—“Compilation of the Administrative Policies for the National Parks and National Monuments of Scientific Significance (Revised 1970)” [photocopies, selected pages]
1970
5/14
No. 27—“Fire as a Force in Land Use Planning” [paper]
1974 Oct. 9
5/15
No. 28—“Fire Management in the National Parks” [article]
1974
5/16
No. 29—“Glacier Initiates Fire Management Review” [news release]
1975 Jan. 16
5/17
No. 30-31—Joseph T. Stockbridge to Dr. J.L. Miller, re. meeting on managing blown down timber in Bull Run Watershed [letter and attachment]
1973 April 24
5/18
No. 32—“Biological Evaluation, Douglas-Fir Beetle, Bull Run Watershed”
1973 May 17
5/19
No. 33-36—Joseph T. Stockbridge to Dr. Joseph L. Miller, Jr., re. Environmental Analysis Reports for proposed blowdown salvage sales [letter, attachments]
1973 July 13
5/20
No. 37—George W. Brown to Dr. Joseph L. Miller, Jr., re. impact of logging and road construction on suspended sediment [letter, articles]
1975 Jan. 14
5/21
No. 38—correspondence, Joseph L. Miller, Jr., and Robert C. Hyle, re. water classification and remedies
1973 February
5/22
No. 39—“City official says Bull Run logging not harming water” [clipping]
1973 July 28
5/23
No. 40-41—correspondence, Joseph L. Miller, Jr., and Robert C. Hyle, re. logging and water quality
1973 August
5/24
No. 42—Carl E. Green to Dr. Joseph L. Miller, Jr., re. preliminary recommendations on Portland water supply system [letter, comments]
1973 Dec. 26
5/25
No. 43-45— clippings re. EPA evaluation of Portland water supply
January-February 1973
5/26
No. 46—report, Stevens, Thompson & Runyan, consulting engineers
1973 December
5/27
No. 47-48—City of Portland re. water rates [letter, clipping]
1973 December
5/28
No. 49—correspondence, Carl E. Green and Dr. Joseph L. Miller, Jr., re. Water Bureau hearing
1974 February
5/29
No. 50-52—clippings, re. Portland water sources
1974 March
5/30
No. 53—Joseph L. Miller, Jr., to Sandra Moore re. filtration [memo]
1973 Dec. 31
5/31
No. 54-57—“Comprehensive Final Report for Lower Columbia River Environmental Radiological Survey in Oregon, 1961-1967 (selected pages)," letters, clippings
1974 April
5/32
No. 58—Robert Hyle to Dr. Joseph L. Miller, Jr., re. Bull Run water supply and filtration facilities [letter]
1974 April 29
5/33
No. 59—“Bull Run Watershed” [article] American Forests
June 1957
5/34
No. 60—Bull Run Reserve Helicopter Flight
No. 61: See color photographs in Org. Lot 1021, Dr. Joseph L. Miller Photographs Collection
1974 Aug. 29
5/35
No. 62—Kenneth R. Margolis to Robert Buckman re. report on Research Natural Area needs in the Pacific Northwest [letter]
1974 June 20
5/36
No. 64-66—public input on Bull Run Reserve land use
1975
5/37
No. 67—BRIG slide show
The slides and accompanying audio tape are not included in this collection or in the BRIG Open Files at the Multnomah County Central Library. Their location is unknown.
circa1975
5/38
No. 68—"Watershed Human-Use Level and Water Quality," Journal American Water Works Association
1970 July
5/39
No. 69—correspondence: Bull Run Interagency Planning Team and Oregon State Health Division
1975
5/40
No. 70-71—Bull Run Planning Unit, U.S. Forest Service
1975
5/41
No. 72—"Faulted poll for hiking timber cut," Oregonian
1975 July 24
5/42
No. 73-77—articles re. drinking water standards
1972-1975
5/43
No. 78-79—clippings re. Bull Run dams
1975
5/44
No. 80—correspondence, Joseph L. Miller, Jr., and Arthur Frye re. public access to watershed
1975
5/45
No. 81— Man, the Lord of Creation, cartoon book (photocopy)
circa1935
5/46
No. 82-83—clippings re. logging practices in Oregon
1975
5/47
No. 84—"Environmental Effects of Forest Residues Management in the Pacific Northwest" [photocopy], Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
1974
5/48
No. 85—slash disposal, U.S. Forest Service information sheet (photocopy)
1973 November
5/49
No. 86-87—articles re. water quality
"Drinking Water Policy and Practice in Connecticut," Richard S. Woodhull, 1972; "Effects of Watershed Development on Water Quality," Richard J. Ruane and E. Gus Fruh, Journal American Water Works Association, May 1973
1972-1973
5/50
No. 88— Municipal Watershed Sourcebook: Outline for Oregon (photocopies, selected pages)
1973 October
5/51
No. 89—"Drinking Water: Another Source of Carcinogens?"
There is no No. 90 in the collection.
1974 November
5/52
No. 91—James L. Brigham to Neil Goldschmidt (Portland mayor) re. city intervention in Bull Run class action lawsuit [memo]
1975 Feb. 25
5/53
No. 92— Environmental Law (photocopy, title page and table of contents)
1974
5/54
No. 92—notes for Bill Sherwood's testimony
1974 Sept. 12
5/55
No. 94—Joseph T. Stockbridge (U.S. Forest Service) to Barry Smith re. article, Willamette Week
1975 Dec. 24
5/56
No. 95—articles and correspondence re. Little Sandy River
1975-1976
6/1
No. 96a—class action lawsuit, Miller vs. Mallery—opinion by U.S. District Court Judge James M. Burns
1976
6/2
No. 96b-96c—class action lawsuit, Miller vs. Mallery—correspondence with U.S. District Court Judge James M. Burns
1976
6/3
No. 96d-96e—class action lawsuit, Miller vs. Mallery—comments on proposed decree by U.S. District Court Judge James M. Burns
1976
6/4
No. 97— Research Natural Needs in the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
1975
6/5
No. 98—Francis J. Ivancie (City of Portland) to Nancy Cutter re. logging in Bull Run Watershed
1976 April 7
6/6
No. 99a-99b—editorial and letter to editor re. winning class action lawsuit
1976
6/7
No. 100—clippings re. Sen. Mark Hatfield's response to class action judgement
1976 March 25
6/8
No. 101-102—correspondence re. Bull Run dams and water quality studies
1975-1976
6/9
No. 103a-103b—clippings re. Little Sandy River water supply for City of Sandy
1976
6/10
No. 104— Progressive Develoment of Bull Run, City of Portland and Mt. Hood National Forest
1962
6/11
No. 105-107—articles re. clearcutting
1975
6/12
No. 108—Bull Run Planning Unit Draft Environmental Impact Statement, revision
1976 June 7
6/13
No. 108a—Bull Run Planning Unit Draft Environmental Impact Statement, revision—Alternatives to the Proposed Plan and Environmental Impacts (Section 4)
1976 June 7
6/14
No. 109-111—correspondence and articles re. Bull Run Planning and results of class action lawsuit
1976
6/15
No. 112—Charles I. McGinnis (Bull Run Citizens Advisory Committee) to John White—comments on Bull Run Draft Environmental Impact Statement
1976 June 12
6/16
No. 113—"U.S. Study of A-Waste Disposal Set," Christian Science Monitor
1976 July 22
6/17
No. 114—memo, Andy Kerr re. Research Natural Areas
circa1976
6/18
No. 115—correspondence re. safe drinking water
1975-1976
6/19
No. 116—Oregon state water code [photocopy]
1909
6/120
No. 117— Draft Environmental Statement: Bull Run Planning Unit, Mt. Hood National Forest
Photographic reproductions of maps from the Bull Run Planning Unit Draft Environmental Impact Statement are located in Org. Lot 1021, Joseph L. Miller Photographs Collection.
1976 Aug. 20
7/1
No. 118—correspondence, Joseph L. Miller, Jr., and Portland Water Bureau re. Little Sandy River water rights
1976
7/2
No. 119a—correspondence, Joseph L. Miller, Jr., Portland Water Bureau, and U.S. Forest Service re. logging and water quality
1975-1976
7/3
No. 119b—Bull Run water data sent by Joseph L. Miller, Jr., to expert for evaluation
1976
C/1
No. 119b—maps sent by Joseph L. Miller, Jr., with Bull Run water data to expert for evaluation
Otter Creek Area Map showing Forest Service timber sales; Portland Bureau of Water Works Bull Run Reserve Water Quality Surveillance Stations, "old" and "new" maps.
1976
7/4
No. 119c-119e—correspondence re. Bull Run water data sent by Joseph L. Miller, Jr., to expert for evaluation
1976
7/5
No. 120—Open letter, position statement and proposal for Bull Run management, Arch W. Diack and Joseph L. Miller, Jr., to Portland City Council
1976 September
7/6
No. 121—Arch W. Diak, statement at public hearing
1976 Sept. 30
7/7
No. 122—"Portland's Bull Run Watershed: Conflicts over Use of Public Lands," Stephen M. Levy [paper]
1977 March
7/8
No. 123—Proposal for the Bull Run Water Shed by BRIG and Oregon Environmental Council
1976 September
7/9
No. 124—BRIG comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Bull Run Planning Unit
1976 Oct. 29
7/10
No. 125—Statement by Joseph L. Miller, Jr.
No. 126 consists of color photographs of Bull Run Watershed, 1976, and photographic reproductions of mpas that are found in Org. Lot 1021, Joseph L. Miller Photographs Collection
1976 Nov. 19
7/11
No. 127—Proposal for the Bull Run Water Shed by BRIG and Oregon Environmental Council
1976 September
7/12
No. 128-129—Comments on Bull Run Draft Environmental Impact Statement by Martha Gannett (for BRIG) and Barry Smith
1976 October
7/13
No. 130-132—Forest Economy Council Report, American Water Works Association, Pacific Northwest Section newsletter, and Mt. Hood Timber Purchasers brochure
1976 Oct. 31; 1976 December; 1976
7/14
No. 133—"A Plan of Research to Provide Information for Water Quality Management on the Bull Run Watershed" (1975) by R. L. Frediksen, with cover letter to Dr. Joseph L. Miller
1976 Dec. 7
7/15
No. 134—Oregon Environmental Council letter, brochure, bulletin, and comments on Bull Run Draft Environmental Impact Statement
1976 September-October
7/16
No. 135-137—Comments on Bull Run Draft Environmental Impact Statement from Mt. Hood Forest Study Group, League of Women Voters of Portland, and Carl E. Green and Associates, consulting engineers
1976 October
7/17
No. 138— Bull Run Open Newsletter with watershed chronology (1892-1976)
1977 April 16
7/18
No. 139—List of aerial photographs and photocopies of maps showing locations in photographs
See aerial photographs and photographic reproductions of maps in Org. Lot 1021, Joseph L. Miller Photographs Collection
1974 August-September
7/19
No. 140—Correspondence, Ray Atkeson and Joseph L. Miller, and clipping of full-page photo spread by Atkeson, Oregonian
1971; 1976-1977
7/20
No. 141—Anonymous letter to Judge James M. Burns
1976 April
Over C/1
No. 142—Map of Bull Run Planning Unit showing proposed changes and Bull Run Reserve boundaries of 1892, 1911, and 1959
1976
7/21
No. 143—Letter and comments by Vera L. Dafoe on Bull Run Planning Unit
1976 October-December
7/22
No. 144a—Hearing on Bull Run Planning Unit Draft Environmental Impact Statement
1976 September-October
7/23
No. 144b—"Report on the public response to the Bull Run Planning Unit Draft Environmental Impact Statement," City of Portland
1976 November
8/1
No. 145—"Balloon Logging Systems: Phase 1—Analytical Study"
1964
8/2
No. 146—"Responses of Small Mammal Populations to Logging of Douglas-Fir," Lloyd Tevis, Jr., Journal of Mammology
1956 May
8/3
No. 147—"An Evaluation of Existing and Potential Fishery Resources in the Bull Run Study Area," Charles R. Whitt
1974 March 27
8/4
No. 148—Comments on Bull Run Planning Unit Draft Environmental Impact Statement from Portland Audubon Society and comments to Portland City Council by William L. Brewster
1976 Oct. 29; 1977 Jan. 13
8/5
No. 149—Correspondence, Mayor Melvin Hanneberg, City of Sandy, Or.
1976
8/6
No. 150a—"Why Throw Away the 'Not-So' Little Sandy?", open letter to Portland City Council from Joseph L. Miller
1977 Feb. 11
8/7
No. 150b—Portland Water Bureau staff paper for City Council hearing
1977 Jan. 13
8/8
No. 150c—Joseph L. Miller's presentation to Portland City Council
1977 Jan. 13
8/9
No. 150d—Comments to Portland City Council by Charles McGinnis, Edward M. Walsh, Charles J. Merten, and Arch Dick
1977 February
8/10
No. 150e—Portland City Council minutes
1977 Feb. 16
8/11
No. 151—Comments from Oregon state agencies on Bull Run Planning Unit Draft Environmental Impact Statement
1976 October
8/12
No. 152—Final judgement, class action suit re. Bull Run Watershed management
1976 November
8/13
No. 153a-153b—Correspondence, Joseph L. Miller and Connie McCready, Portland City commissioner
1977 January-February
8/14
No. 154—Correspondence, reports, other documents, and clippings re. City of Portland's request for Bull Run hydroelectric licensing
1976-1978
8/15
No. 155—Notes on interview with H. Ken Anderson and water resources data for Little Sandy River
Folder includes book, Handbook of Hydraulics, Horace Williams King (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1929)
1973; 1977 March 1
9/1
No. 156—"Public Input Analysis: Bull Run Planning Unit Management Options," report by John Turon, III, for Mt. Hood National Forest
1975 June
9/2
No. 157— Developments in Water Quality Research, Hillel I. Shuval, editor (selected pages)
1971
9/3
No. 158— Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, American Public Health Association (selected pages)
1971
9/4
No. 159—"Environmental Analysis Report, Swampy Salvage Sale," Mt. Hood National Forest
1977 January
9/5
No. 160—City of Portland Resolution No. 31832 re. Bull Run Reserve
1977 Feb. 16
9/6
No. 161—"Proposed 'Protective' Contracts, Bull Run Uranium Sale"
1977 Feb. 3
9/7
No. 162—Joseph L. Miller's open letter to Portland City Council re. Little Sandy River
1977 March 29
9/8
No. 163a—Portland Water Bureau financial and engineering reports
1974
9/9
No. 163b—Correspondence re. developing Little Sandy River as future water source
1978
9/10
No. 164-164b—Correspondence re. developing Little Sandy River as future water source
No. 165 is not in the collection.
1977 February-March
9/11
No. 166—Supplementary opinion in class action suit re. Bull Run Watershed
1976 July 16
9/12
No. 167—Friends of Lost Creek to President Jimmy Carter [letter]
1977 March 20
9/13
No. 168—Opinion and order, class action suit re. Bull Run Watershed
1977 Jan. 19
9/14
No. 169a-169b—Appeal by defendants, class action suit re. Bull Run Watershed
1977 Jan. 21
9/15
No. 170—Correspondence re. Portland City Council's postion on Bull Run Watershed
1977 March
9/16
No. 171—Portland Mayor Neil Goldschmidt testimony before Congress
1977 July 25
9/17
No. 172—Hearing before U.S. House Sub-committee on Forests
1977 Aug. 15-16
9/18
No. 173— Geologic Hazards of the Bull Run Watershed: Multnomah and Clackamas Counties, Oregon, Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries
1974
Over C/1
No. 173— Geologic Hazards of the Bull Run Watershed: Multnomah and Clackamas Counties, Oregon, Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries [maps]
1974
9/19
No. 174—Correspondence re. H.R 7606 (1977) sponsored by Les AuCoin
1984
9/20
No. 175—Congressional legislation re.: Bull Run Watershed
1977
9/21
No. 176—Portland City Council reaction to Bull Run Watershed legislation
No. 177 is not in the collection.
1977 August
10/1
No. 178—Court rulings re. Bull Run Watershed
1977
10/2
No. 179—Letter: Colins View Neighborhood Assoc. to Portland Mayor Neil Goldschmidt
1977 Feb. 7
10/3
No. 180—Court opinions re. hydroelectric power, Bull Run Watershed
1976-1977
10/4
No. 181—Congressional proceedings re. Bull Run Watershed [correspondence and Congressional record]
1977
10/5
No. 182—Public Law 95-200
1977
10/6
No. 183—Second Amended Class Action lawsuit
undated
10/7
No. 184—"Timber firms told public supports forest preservation," Oregonian
1978 Jan. 10
10/8
No. 185—"Meeting Water Quality Objectives on State and Private Forest Lands through the Oregon Forest Practices Act," draft report, Forest Practices Act Technical Work Group
1977 May
10/9
No. 186a-186c—clippings and correspondence re. murky Portland water
1977 December-1978 June
10/10
No. 186.01-186.04—correspondence and reports re. murky Portland water
1978 September-December
10/11
No. 187—Stream classification in Bull Run Watershed
1977
10/12
No. 187.01-187.02—Stream classification in Bull Run Watershed
1977
10/13
No. 188.01-188.06—correspondence, Joseph L. Miller re. allegations against Forest Service
1977
10/14
No. 189—"Why Ignore a Priceless Water Source—The Little Sandy River?"—open letter from Joseph L. Miller
1977
10/15
No. 190—statement on Bull Run by Harold T. Osterud
1977 Aug. 15
10/16
No. 191-192—Joseph L. Miller to U.S. representatives, Robert Duncan and Les AuCoin, re. Bull Run legislation
1977 December
10/17
No. 193—Joseph L. Miller to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission re. relicensing application for P.G.E. Little Sandy River hydroelectric project
1978
10/18
No. 194a-194d—Portland City Council minutes re. Bull Run Advisory Commission
1977 April
10/19
No. 195a-195c—clippings and ordinances re. Bull Run Advisory Commission
1977 April
10/20
No. 196a-196b—City of Portland Commissioner Connie McCready, to City Council re. proposed resolution on Bull Run Watershed [memo]
1977 Feb. 23
10/21
No. 197—correspondence re. notice to Gilbert Water District on failure of Bull Run water to meet standards
1977 December-1978 February
10/22
No. 198a-198b—Forest Service manual on Title 2300—Recreation Management [selected pages]
1976 August
10/23
No. 199—"The Bull Run Controversy," Ginger F. Payne and Leo Schubert [typescript article]
1977 Dec. 12
11/1
No. 200-202—correspondence and media guide re. logging in Bull Run Watershed
No. 203 is not in this collection.
1975-1976
11/2
No. 204-206—correspondence, statement, and resolution re. logging in Bull Run Watershed
No. 207 is not in this collection.
1977
11/3
No. 208.01—correspondence re. Little Sandy River
1978 March-June
11/4
No. 208.02—correspondence re. Little Sandy River
1978 August-November
11/5
No. 209—Bull Run Watershed maps
1976-1977
11/6
No. 210—notes re. Bull Run Advisory Committee meeting
1978 April 13
11/7
No. 211—information given to Bull Run Advisory Committee (BRAC)—index and documents
1978-1988
11/8
No. 211a—Bull Run Advisory Committee Status Report to Mayor and City Council, Portland
1978 October
11/9
No. 211b—Bull Run Advisory Committee Status Report to Mayor and City Council, Portland—Appendices
1978 October
11/10
No. 212a-212b—correspondence re. Bull Run Advisory Committee and Status Report to Mayor and City Council, Portland
1978 March-November
11/11
No. 213—correspondence and report re. Fox Creek Study by R.L. Fredriksen
1978 March-April
11/12
No. 214a-214d—correspondence re. opening Little Sandy area to recreation
1978 June-August
11/13
No. 215a-215d—notices, correspondence and clippings re. hearing on City of Portland proposed hydroelectric project on Bull Run
No. 216 is not in this collection.
1978 July-August
11/14
No. 217—"What Is Happening to Our Virgin Forests?", John L. Hammond and Joseph L. Miller, Jr. [manuscript paper, correspondence]
1976-1978
12/1
No. 218.01—environmental analysis report and notes re. Little Sky Timber Sale
1978 August
12/2
No. 218.02—comments re. Little Sky Timber Sale
1978 August-October
12/3
No. 219—correspondence re. Little Sandy River water rights
1976-1978
12/4
No. 220—Joseph L. Miller to J. Richard Nokes, re. Oregonian coverage of Bull Run hydroelectric issue [letter]
1978 Nov. 13
12/5
No. 221—Bull Run Planning Unit Final Environmental Statement, Mt. Hood Naitonal Forest
1979 January
12/6
No. 222— Viruses in Water , Gerald Berg et al., editors (photocopies, selected pages)
No. 223 is not in this collection. It is preliminary draft of No. 224.
1974
12/7
No. 224.Ia—"Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area Water Resources Study" (Public Involvement, Background, Analysis and Comments), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
1979
12/8
No. 224.Ib—"Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area Water Resources Study" (Main Report), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
1979
12/9
No. 224.II—"Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area Water Resources Study" (Regional Water Supply Plan), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
1979
12/10
No. 224.III—"Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area Water Resources Study" (Appendices 1 and 2), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
1979
12/11
No. 224.IV—"Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area Water Resources Study" (Appendix 3), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
1979
13/1
No. 224.V—"Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area Water Resources Study" (Summary Report), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
1979
13/2
No. 224.01—"Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area Water Resources Study" (Regional Water Supply Plan), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
1979
13/3
No. 224.02—"Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area Water Resources Study" (Appendices 1 and 2), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
1979
13/4
No. 224.03—"Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area Water Resources Study" (Appendix 3), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
1979
13/5
No. 225—correspondence, clippings, and articles re. history of Bull Run Reserve
1977-1979
13/6
No. 226—request for stay in implementation of Bull Run Watershed Management Plan
1979 March
13/7
No. 227—correspondence, Joseph L. Miller to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency re. filtration of new open-source water sources
1980
13/8
No. 228—correspondence and reports re. Little Sandy River drainage
1979-1980
13/9
No. 229.01—correspondence, clippings, and reports re. chlorine as a carcinogen
1979-1980
13/10
No. 229.02—correspondence and reports re. Safe Drinking Water Act requirements
1977-1984
13/11
No. 230—clippings and report re. groundwater pollution
1979-1981
13/12
No. 231—correspondence re. Little Sandy River water rights
1978-1979
13/13
No. 232—correspondence re. absence of Little Sandy River studies and bureaucratic evasion
1980-1981
13/14
No. 233—Portland Audubon Society correspondence with officials and Miller Sanctuary management plan
1982; 1985
13/15
No. 234—correspondence and clippings re. waterborne diseases
1978; 1981
13/16
No. 235—correspondence, legal documents, and minutes re. Oregon Water Quality Review Board
1981
13/17
No. 236—clippings re. City of Sandy water rights
1977-1981
13/18
No. 237—fact sheet, correspondence, and mailing list re. Little Sandy River watershed
1980
13/19
No. 238—"Groundwater Contamination in East Multnomah County," report by Charles P. Schade, health officer
1984
14/1
No. 239—Clackamas County Water Policy Advisory Commission
1980
14/2
No. 240—City of Portland Ordinance 103012 authorizing research contract with U.S. Forest Service on Bull Run Watershed
1955
14/3
No. 241—Testimony, Ethan Seltzer to House Human Resources Committee for Oregon Environmental Council
1981 Feb. 19,
14/4
No. 242—fact sheet, correspondence re. Little Sandy River Watershed
1981 January-July
14/5
No. 243—correspondence re. Little Sandy River Watershed
1981 June-September
14/6
No. 244—Old growth forest study by F. Jordan Lang
1981 October
14/7
No. 245—correspondence re. Little Sandy River Watershed
1982
14/8
No. 246—clippings (copies) from Mt. Hood National Forest clipping file, pp. 1-121
1973 February-1976 March
14/9
No. 246—clippings (copies) from Mt. Hood National Forest clipping file, pp. 122-246
1976 March-1977 January
14/10
No. 246—clippings (copies) from Mt. Hood National Forest clipping file, pp. 247-391
1977 January-September
14/11
No. 246—clippings (copies) from Mt. Hood National Forest clipping file, pp. 392-559
1977 September-1980 June
14/12
No. 246—clippings (copies) from Mt. Hood National Forest clipping file, pp. 600-668
1980 June-1984 June
15/1
No. 247—"Bull Run Watershed Management Unit Annual Activity Schedule," report, Mt. Hood National Forest
1981
15/2
No. 248.01—"Annual Activity Schedule, Bull Run Watershed Management Unit," report, Portland Bureau of Water Works
1982 February
15/3
No. 248.02—correspondence re. City of Portland studies of proposed hydroelectric sites
1982 April
15/4
No. 249—"1982 Management Plan Status for the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit," report, Bull Run Advisory Committee
1982 February
15/5
No. 250—articles re. safe drinking water
1983
15/6
No. 251—Joseph L. Miller correspondence re. Groundwater Development Program
1983 November-1984 January
15/7
No. 252—Douglas W. Larson of Corps of Engineers testimony to Environment and Energy Committee, Oregon Legislature
1983 May 2
15/8
No. 253-254—"Fog Drip in the Bull Run Municipal Watershed, Oregon," Dennis Harr, Water Resources Bulletin, and "Some Bull Run History—Publicized and Unpublicized," Joseph L. Miller, Jr. [typescript]
1982 October; 1983 October
15/9
No. 255—articles on water quality
1981
15/10
No. 256—correspondence, printed matter, fact sheets re. Oregon Legislative Assembly House Joint Memorial 11 to extend Bull Run Watershed boundary
1983 February-August
15/11
No. 257a-257f—U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water quality standards
1974-1975; 1984
15/12
No. 257d—correspondence re. water quality data
1986-1987
15/13
No. 257e-257j—U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water quality standards
No. 257d-i: Color photographs sent to Portland mayor related to water quality standards are located in Org. Lot 1021, Joseph L. Miller Photographs Collection.
1984-1985
15/14
No. 257.01—correspondence and testimony re. setting water quality standards for Bull Run Watershed
1985 June-July; 1988 December
16/1
No. 258—Charles P. Schade, correspondence and report re. nitrate groundwater contamination
1984
16/2
No. 259a-259c—correspondence and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality reports re. groundwater pollution
1984
16/3
No. 260—correspondence re. water quality standards
1982
16/4
No. 261—clippings re. Bull Run Watershed water quality
1984-1985
16/5
No. 262—correspondence, clippings and environmental assessment report on blowdown salvage, Bull Run Watershed Management Unit
1985-1988
16/6
No. 262a-262d—correspondence and reports re. Bull Run Watershed blowdown salvage
1984
16/7
No. 262e—correspondence and testimony re. Southfork Timber Sale
1984 March-1985 April
16/8
No. 262f—correspondence re. Bull Run blowdown salvage
1985-1986
16/9
No. 263—correspondence re. City of Portland proposed Bull Run diversion
1984-1985
16/10
No. 264—articles re. old growth forests
1984-1985
17/1
No. 265—Dr. D.W. Larson, correspondence re. forestry practices and water quality standards in Bull Run Watershed
1985
17/2
No. 266—correspondence, notes, and report re. water turbidity
No. 267 is not in this collection
1978-1982
17/3
No. 268—clippings, correspondence and "Report for Commissioner Dick Bogle on Major Issues in the Bureaus of Environmental Services and Water Works" by Christopher P. Thomas
1985
17/4
No. 269—correspondence and reports re. Bull Run Watershed algae control assessment
1983-1991
17/5
No. 269c-269d—report, "Environmental Assessment, Bull Run Watershed Algae Control Project"
1985 June
17/6
No. 270—correspondence and clippings re. Bull Run Watershed water quality monitoring
1984-1985
17/7
No. 270.01—correspondence, clippings, and petitions re. "Proposal for Citizen Monitoring of Bull Run Water"
1985 January-November
17/8
No. 271—correspondence re. impact of Hanford waste disposal on Portland's deep well backup water system
1985
17/9
No. 272— What Good Is Free Speech in a Closet?, Joseph L. Miller, Jr. (Portland)
1985
17/10
No. 273—correspondence, Joseph L. Miller to John R. Block, secretary, Dept. of Agriculture, re. lack of coordination, City of Portland and U.S. Forest Service
1985 Oct. 8
17/11
No. 274—curriculum, Water Works Operators Short School, presented by City of The Dalles
1982 September
18/1
No. 275—correspondence and reports re. Bull Run Watershed Citizens Water Quality Monitoring Project
1985 December-1986 April
18/2
No. 275.1—correspondence and reports re. Bull Run Watershed Citizens Water Quality Monitoring Project
1986 May-August
18/3
No. 275.2—tour of possible sites for Citizens Water Quality Monitoring Project
See related color photographs in Org. Lot 1021
1986 July 14
18/4
No. 275.3—agendas, correspondence, and reports re. Bull Run Watershed Citizens Water Quality Monitoring Project
1976-1990
18/5
No. 275.4—correspondence, clippings, and reports re. Bull Run Watershed Citizens Water Quality Monitoring Project
1988
18/6
No. 275.4.01—correspondence and reports re. monitoring on Nanney Creek, Bull Run Watershed Citizens Water Quality Monitoring Project
1986-1987
18/7
No. 276— City of Ashland, Oregon, Water Resources Management Plan and Facility Study (draft)
1977
18/8
No. 277—correspondence re. giardia
1987-1988
18/9
No. 277a—correspondence re. Bull Run Watershed Citizens Water Quality Monitoring Project and Free Speech Out of the Closet!bulletins by Joseph L. Miller, Jr.
1986-1987
18/10
No. 277b—responses to Free Speech Out of the Closet! bulletin
1986
19/1
No. 277c—complete set of responses to Free Speech Out of the Closet! bulletins
1986-1988
19/2
No. 278—correspondence and reports re. Bull Run Watershed Citizens Water Quality Monitoring Project
1986 February-April
19/3
No. 278a—reports re. Bull Run Watershed Citizens Water Quality Monitoring Project and U.S. Forest Service Monitoring Plan for Bull Run Watershed Blowdown
1985-1987
19/4
No. 279—correspondence and reports re. environmental impact statement, Bull Run Watershed Blowdown
1986
19/5
No. 279a—Bull Run Blowdown Draft Environmental Impact Statement and comments
1987
drawer-folder
C/1
No. 279a—oversize maps from Bull Run Blowdown Draft Environmental Impact Statement
1987
Box/Folder
19/6
No. 280-281—comments on old-growth forests and Ecological Characteristics of Old-Growth Douglas-Fir Forests by Jerry F. Franklin, etal, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station Report PNW-118
1981
19/7
No. 282—Article I. Water Works. City of Portland Charter
1966
19/8
No. 283—Memorandum of Understanding, Mt. Hood National Forest and the Bureau of Water Works (Portland, Or.)
1979 May
19/9
No. 284—Fact sheet and responses to issues re. Portland Audubon Society management of Miller Sanctuary
1986
19/10
No. 285.1—Articles and correspondence re. Portland ground water study
1975-1988
20/1
No. 285.2—Correspondence and reports re. Groundwater Program consultants
1982
20/2
No. 286—Portland Water Bureau information
1986
20/3
No. 287—Histories and landownership of Bull Run Watershed
1931-1987
20/4
No. 288— National Forest Fire Report, U.S. Forest Service.
1985
20/5
No. 289-290—Memo and article re. soil nutrients
1986
20/6
No. 291—Correspondence and articles re. giardia
1985-1988
20/7
No. 292—Correspondence and reports re. development in area of Portland's deep well backup water supply
1986-1987
20/8
No. 293—Petition to Portland City Council re. water supply protection
1987
20/9
No. 294—Correspondence and reports re. Forest Service management of Bull Run Watershed
1952; 1978; 1993
20/10
No. 295—Correspondence, newsletter and clippings re. Forest Service management of Bull Run Watershed
1987
20/11
No. 296—Newsletters and clippings re. Little Sandy Watershed
1987-1988
20/12
No. 297—Correspondenc and clippings re. requests for General Accounting Office study of Bull Run
1987
20/13
No. 298—Correspondence, clippings, and reports re. groundwater contaminants
1979; 1987-1989
20/14
No. 299.1—Memos and reports re. Bull Run Water Quality Monitoring and Wyden Task Force
1987-1988
20/15
No. 299.2—Correspondence, newsletters, and reports re. Bull Run Water Quality Monitoring and Wyden Task Force
1989
20/16
No. 299.3—Correspondence and reports re. Bull Run Water Quality Monitoring and Wyden Task Force
1989-1990
21/1
No. 299.4—Correspondence and testimony re. Bull Run Water Quality Monitoring and final report, Wyden Task Force
1988-1989
21/2
No. 300—Report, "A Comparison of Past and Present Water Quality in Bull Run," Portland Bureau of Water Works
1988 Sept. 1
21/3
No. 301—Bulletins re. old growth forests
1986
21/4
No. 302-303—clippings and newsletters
1987-1989
21/5
No. 304—correspondence and report, "Bull Run Watershed Water-Quality Management," Bull Run Watershed Task Group
1978; 1980; 1985
21/6
No. 305—correspondence and reports re. Quiver Planning Area and timber sale
1986-1989
21/7
No. 306—correspondence and reports re. pre-commercial thinning on Columbia Gorge Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service and Quiver Project Area appeal
1989-1990
21/8
No. 307a—correspondence, newsletters, petition, and reports re. Olive Area timber sale planning
1987-1988
drawer-folder
C/1
No. 307a—maps re. Olive Area timber sale planning
1987-1988
Box/Folder
21/9
No. 307b—Comments from Portland Audubon Society re. Olive Area timber sale
1988
21/10
No. 307c—Correspondence and reports re. Olive Area timber sale notice and appeal
1990
22/1
No. 307d—Correspondence and reports re. Salvage and Small Timber Sale Program, Zigzag Ranger District
1988-1989
drawer-folder
C/1
No. 307d—maps re. Salvage and Small Timber Sale Program, Zigzag Ranger District
1988-1989
Box/Folder
22/2
No. 307e—correspondence and reports re. Salvage and Small Timber Sale Program, Zigzag Ranger District
See original photographs in Org. Lot 1021.
1988-1989
22/3
No. 308— How to Destroy God's Kingdom and Democracy at the Same Time by Joseph L. Miller, Jr.
No. 309-311.03 are not in the collection.
1989 May
22/4
No. 311.04— Reviewer's Guide and Response Form: Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Proposed Land and Resource Management Plan, Mt. Hood National Forest
1988
Box
23
Title and author card indexes to BRIG Open File
undated
24
Subject card index to BRIG Open File
undated

Series B:  Joseph L. Miller's Litigation and Subject Files, 1931-1990,   (bulk 1976-1978) Return to Top

Includes documents and other records related to legal actions and appeals of U.S. Forest Service (USFS) management practices on the Mount Hood National Forest. The first was a class action lawsuit filed by Joseph L. Miller and others against the Forest Service and its management of the Bull Run Watershed in violation of the Trespass Act (Miller vs. Mallory, filed in 1973). After the Trespass Act was repealed by Congress, Miller and others once again initiated a class action lawsuit, Miller vs. Robertson, filed in 1977, in an attempt to stop several USFS "blowdown" timber sales. Miller also appealed the USFS Bull Run Watershed management plan in 1979

The series is arranged into four subseries: 1. Lawsuit, Miller vs. Mallory, 1931-1978; 2. Lawsuit, Miller vs. Robertson, 1976-1979; 3. Appeal of Forest Service Bull Run Watershed Management Plan, 1979; and 4. Bull Run Watershed Management Research Materials, 1929-1995.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Lawsuit, Miller vs. Mallory
1931-1978; 1976-1978
Box/Folder
25/1
Complaint
1973 July 26
25/2
Defendants' answer
1973 Oct. 1
25/3
Answer to amended complaint
1974 Feb. 21
25/4
Second amended complaint and defendants' answer
1974 June
25/5
Depositions, Joseph Leggett Miller, Jr., and David Graham
1974 Jan 15; 1975 Jan. 14
25/6
Depositions, Alfred Burkhardt, Jr., James Mayo, Kirk M. Horn, and Gene Walter Tomlin
1974 Dec. 30; 1975 Jan. 14
25/7
Depositions, James M. Olsen and Joseph T. Stockbridge, Jr.; John B. White
1973 Dec. 18; 1974 Dec. 18
25/8
Depositions, John O. Wilson and G.E. Paulson
Jan. 10, 1975; June 17 and 28, 1976
25/9
Response to plaintiffs' brief on second claim by defendant, intervenor Clackamas County
1975 May 20
25/10
Certifications of plaintiffs' Exhibits A and B
1975 Aug. 29
drawer-folder
C/2
Oversize map, "Hazard Map, Bull Run Watershed," from certifications of plaintiffs' Exhibits A and B
Plaintiffs' photographic exhibits are located in Org. Lot 1021, Joseph L. Miller Photographs Collection.
1975
Box/Folder
26/1
Correspondence, Judge James M. Burns and Charles J. Merton
1975
26/2
Correspondence, Don S. Willner
Predecessor to Charles J. Merton's law firm as plaintiffs' attorney
1972-1973
26/3
Memo, J. Frewing to Charles J. Merton
undated
26/4
Correspondence and research materials, Joseph L. Miller, Jr.
1971 November-1974 December
26/5
Correspondence and reports re. general history of Bull Run Watershed issues
1971-1974
26/6
Correspondence, Joseph L. Miller, Jr., and Joseph T. Stockbridge re. history of Bull Run Reserve and Forest Service plans for it
1972-1973
26/7
Possible excerpts from reports and articles for plaintiffs' case
1974
26/8
Correspondence, Joseph L. Miller, Jr., and Charles J. Merton
1973-1977
Publications
1961; 1972
Box/Folder
26/9
Watershed Protection: A Manual for Forest Landowners, , Society of American Foresters
1961
26/9
Oregon Forests: A Living Legacy, Oregon State Forestry Department
1972
26/9
Forest Fertilization, National Environmental Research Center
1972
Box/Folder
26/10
Unpublished OSPIRG report on Bull Run
1972
26/11
Report with related correspondence—"Timber Production and Water Quality," R.L. Fredriksen and Richard N. Ross
1974-1975
26/12
Bull Run technical studies, articles, papers, and related correspondence
1959; 1967; 1969-1971; 1973-1976
26/13
Correspondence and reports re. Bull Run Water Standards
1971-1973
26/14
Correspondence and reports re. Forest Service proposed salvage of blowdown in Bull Run Watershed
1973
Research materials re. effects of logging on watersheds
1964; 1971; 1973
Box/Folder
27/1
Sedimentation in Three Small Forested Drainage Basins in the Alsea River Basin, Oregon, Geological Survey Circular 490
1964
27/1
Streamflow, Sediment-Transport, and Water-Temperature Characteristics of Three Small Watersheds in the Alsea River Basin, Oregon, Geological Survey Circular 642
1971
27/1
Deforestation Effects on Soil Moisture, Streamflow, and Water Balance in the Central Appalachians, USDA Forest Service
1973
27/1
The Pinchot Institute System for Environmental Forestry Studies, Pinchot Institute
1973
Box/Folder
27/2
Correspondence and research materials re. effects of logging on Bull Run watershed
1971-1973; 1975
27/3
Mt. Hood Interagency Planning Team
1973
27/4
Bull Run precipitation records
1957-1973
27/5
Regulations Relating to Water Quality Control in Oregon
1974
27/6
Studies of Mt. Hood National Forest to identify potential wilderness areas
1931; 1940; 1964; 1972
27/7
Technical studies—salvage timber sale contracts
1970; 1973
27/8
Proposed timber sales, Mt. Hood National Forest
1972-1974
27/9
Technical studies (partial)—salvage, pre-log, and thinning sales contracts
1970-1973
27/10
Technical studies (partial)— thinning, clearcut, and diameter designated thinning sales contracts
1972
27/11
Technical studies— slash statistics reports, Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge
1970-1974
27/12
Research materials re. fire
1954; 1972-1974
27/13
Research materials re. lesson plans for Forest Service Firefighter Basic Training
Some marked as trial exhibits
1974
27/14
"Report on Management of Forest Resources in the Bull Run Division," Portland City Club Bulletin
1974 August
27/15
Correspondence, reports, and maps re. Larch Mountain Bull Run recreational management plans
1971; 1975
28/1
Correspondence and reports re. effects of logging on watersheds
1970-1972
Box/Folder
28/1
Industrial Waste Guide on Logging Practices, Federal Water Pollution Control Administration Northwest Region
1970 February
28/1
Studies on Effects of Watershed Practices on Streams, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1971 February
28/2
Bull Run Environmental Radiation Study: Comprehenseive Report 1967-1972
1974
28/3
Technical studies re. Douglas fir
1961; 1971-1973
28/4
Legal research re. clearcutting
1972-1975
28/5
Maps—Bull Run watershed
1974
Folder
C3
Maps—Bull Run watershed
Some are hand annotated.
1972-1974; undated
Box/Folder
28/6
Legal research re. U.S. Trespass Act
1975
28/7
Legal research re. U.S. Endangered Species Act
1975
28/8
Legal research re. multiple use/sustained yield
1974-1976
Technical studies re. water and soil quality
1970; 1972; 1974-1975
Box/Folder
28/9
Comparative Chemical Water Quality—Natural and Disturbed Streams Following Logging and Slash Burning , R.L. Fredriksen, USDA Forest Service
1970
28/9
Clearcut Logging and Low Flows in Oregon Coastal Watersheds , Dennis Harr, Oregon State University School of Forestry
1972
28/9
An Interim Sudy of Some Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Selected Oregon Lakes , Robert A. McHugh, Oregon State Dept. of Environmental Quality
1972 Jan. 3
28/9
Watershed Behavior after Forest Fire in Washington , J.D. Helvey, American Society of Civil Engineers
1973
28/9
Impact of Forest Management on Stream Water Quality in Western Oregon , R.L. Fredriksen, USDA Forest Service
1974
Technical studies re. water and soil quality
1967-1968; 1970; 1972-1974; undated
Box/Folder
29/1
Increase in Maximum Stream Temperatures After Logging in Old-Growth Douglas-Fir Watersheds , Al Levno and Jack Rothacher, USDA Forest Service
1967
29/1
Natural Filtering of Suspended Soil by a Stream at Low Flow , Norman H. Miner, USDA Forest Service
September 1968
29/1
Man-Caused Fluctuations in Quality of Water from Forested Watersheds , Robert Tarrant, USDA Forest Service
1970
29/1
Soil Surface Conditions Following Balloon Logging , C.T. Dyrness, USDA Forest Service
1972 July
29/1
Air Humidity, Ground Water Extend Growing Season in Wisconsin , G. Chesters and S.A. Wilde, University of Wisconsin
1972 August
29/1
The Impact of Timber Harvest on Soil and Water Resources , Oregon State University Extension Service
1973 Feburary
29/1
Report on Water Quality in Reservoirs No. 2 and No. 6 , City of Portland Bureau of Water Works
1974
29/1
Water Quality and Streamflow of Old-Growth Forests in the Bull Run Watershed, Oregon , R.L. Frederiksen and Jack Rothacher, Forest Sciences Laboratory
1974
29/1
Principal Mass Movement Processes Influenced by Logging, Road Building, and Fire , D.N. Swanston
undated
Technical studies and correspondence re. water quality
1969; 1972; 1974-1975
Box/Folder
29/2
Nutrient Output from Managed Forests , Charles F. Cooper, National Academy of Sciences
1969
29/2
The Fate of Nitrogen in Aquatic Ecosystems , Dennis R. Keeney, University of Wisconsin
1972 January
29/2
Experimental Lakes Area: Whole-Lake Experiments in Eutrophication , D.W. Schindler and E.J. Fox, Canadian Fisheries and Marine Service
1974 May
29/2
Stream Pollution by Algal Nutrients , Werner Stumm and James J. Morgan, Harvard University
undated
Technical studies and correspondence—water quality
1970; 1972; 1974-1975
Box/Folder
29/3
Increase in Water Yield Following Clear-Cut Logging in the Pacific Northwest , Jack Rothacher, USDA Forest Service
1970
29/3
Effects of Aerial Forest Fertilization with Urea Pellets on Nitrogen Levels in a Mountain Stream , K.W. Malueg, et al., Pacific Northwest Water Laboratory
1972
29/3
Timber Harvesting and the Environment on the National Forests of the Pacific Northwest Region , USDA Forest Service
circa 1972
29/3
Problems in Reversing Eutrophication in Lakes by Nutrient Control , Eugene B. Welch, University of Washington
1974 October
29/3
Timber Production and Water Quality—Progress in Planning for the Bull Run, Portland, Oregon's Municipal Watershed , R.L. Fredriksen and Richard N. Ross, USDA Forest Service
circa 1975
Folder
C/4
Copies of maps showing Otter Creek
1975
Box/Folder
29/4
Timber Management Plan of the Mt. Hood National Forest—draft environmental statement
1976 July
29/5
Correspondence re. lobbying on draft Mt. Hood National Forest Timber Management Plan
1976-1977
29/6
Legal research, exhibits, and defendants' response—Second Claim trial
1976
29/7
Exhibits on firefighting—Second Claim trial
1975
29/8
Resolutions and legislation re. Bull Run Watershed
1977
29/9
Proposed "protective contracts" for timber sales on Mt. Hood National Forest
1977
Folder
C/4
Maps—proposed "protective contracts" for timber sales on Mt. Hood National Forest
1977
Box/Folder
29/10
Correspondence, contracts and maps re. Proposed Contract for Reforestation, Mt. Hood National Forest
1977
29/11
Exhibits—Miller vs. Mallory (returned by clerk of court)
1978
30/1-2
Plaintiff's' exhibits—Miller vs. Mallory, second class action complaint
1976
30/3-6
Defense exhibits—Miller vs. Mallory
1975
Subseries 2: Lawsuit, Miller vs. Robertson
1976-1979
Box/Folder
31/1
Notes, memos, clippings, mailings—Bull Run Planning Unit Final Environmental Statement
1976; 1979
31/2
Petition to Portland City Council re. Bull Run Watershed law change
1977
31/3
Correspondence, comments and maps re. proposed Swampy Creek, Uranium, and Barium timber sales
1977
31/4
Miller vs. Robertson—exhibits
1977
Folder
C/5
Miller vs. Robertson—exhibits—oversize maps
1977
Box/Folder
31/5
Miller vs. Robertson—motions, interrogatories, answers, responses
1977
31/6
Miller vs. Robertson—Forest Service appellees' brief
Original black-and-white and color photographs from this brief have been removed to Organized Lot 1012, Joseph L. Miller Photographs Collection.
1978
Folder
C/5
Miller vs. Robertson—Forest Service appellees' brief—oversize maps
1978
Box/Folder
31/7
Miller vs. Robertson—motion to intervene as plaintiffs
Intervenors: Vera Dafoe, John Gibbons and George Gates
1978
Subseries 3: Appeal of Forest Service Bull Run Watershed management plan
1979
Box/Folder
31/8
Appeal and Request for Stay
1979 February-March
31/9
Appeal documents—list
1979
31/10
Forest Service "responsive statement" and Miller reply
1979 April-May
31/11
Response to denial of stay
1979 April
31/12
Appeal process
1979 February-May
31/13
Appeal—documentation (from earlier dates)
1979
32/1
Appeal—correspondence, notes, and background
1979 February-April
32/2
Appeal—correspondence, notes, and background
1979 June
32/3
Appeal—correspondence, notes, and background
1979 July-September
32/4
Appeal—correspondence and notes re. other intervenors
1979 March-May
32/5
Appeal—correspondence, notes, and background on events leading up to denial of stay
1979 April-May
Subseries 4: Bull Run Watershed Management Research Materials
1929-1995; 1975-1990
Box/Folder
32/6
"Timber Harvest Levels for National Forests—How Good Are They?"—U.S comptroller general report and related correspondence
1978
32/7
U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Division Region Plan (draft)
1981
32/8-9
Bull Run Watershed Management Plan (draft), City of Portland Bureau of Waterworks
1983
C/5
Bull Run Watershed Management Plan (draft), City of Portland Bureau of Waterworks—map
1983
33/1
Multiple use of Bull Run Watershed —correspondence, publications
1975; 1981; 1983/1984; 1986
33/2
Upper Little Sandy Drainage, U.S. Forest Service—management plan, correspondence
1982-1984
C/6
Upper Little Sandy Drainage, U.S. Forest Service—map, Five Year Action Plan
1984
33/3
"Change" Timber Sale, U.S. Forest Service—environmental assessment, correspondence
1981
33/4
Timber Sale Action Plan, Mt. Hood National Forest
1983
C/6
Timber Sale Action Plan, Mt. Hood National Forest—maps
1983
33/5
"Picture" Timber Sale, U.S. Forest Service—environmental assessment
1982
C/6
"Picture" Timber Sale, U.S. Forest Service—map
1982
33/5
Nameez Timber Sale, U.S. Forest Service—environmental assessment
1982
33/6
Proposed Halfway Timber Sale, U.S. Forest Service—environmental assessment
1982
33/7
Proposed clear-cut timber sales (Wizard, Crab, and Bluesky), U.S. Forest Service—environmental assessments, correspondence
1983
C/6
Proposed clear-cut timber sales (Wizard, Crab, and Bluesky), U.S. Forest Service—map
1983
33/8
Proposed clear-cut timber sales (Wizard, Crab, and Bluesky), U.S. Forest Service—appeals
1983-1984
33/9
U.S. Forest Service timber salvage and buyback sales—correspondence, notes
1985
34/1
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Mt. Hood National Forest, public hearings called by Gov. Goldschmidt—announcements, statement, notes
1988 March
34/2-3
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Mt. Hood National Forest, public hearings called by Gov. Goldschmidt —notes, maps
1988 March
34/4
Bull Run Blowdown Final Environmental Impact Statement —eliminated alternatives
1988
34/5
Bull Run Blowdown Final Environmental Impact Statement —meeting called by Bruce Niss
1988 May 17
34/6
Bull Run Blowdown—appeals
1988-1989
34/7
Final Environmental Impact Statement, Mt. Hood National Forest—pages pertaining to Bull Run Watershed
1990
34/8
Final Environmental Impact Statement, Mt. Hood National Forest—request for stay of implementation
1991-1992
34/9
Bull Run Watershed—publications, reports
1965-1995
34/10
U.S. Forest Service proposed Zigzag Aerial Fertilization Project
1990
34/11
U.S. Forest Service proposed Zigzag Aerial Fertilization Project—correspondence, environmental assessment
1991
34/12
Mt. Hood National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan— monitoring report, correspondence
1991
35/1
Bull Run Watershed, clean water as a public health issue—correspondence, reports
1975-1990
35/2
Bull Run Watershed, Multnomah County Medical Society Public Health Commission—correspondence, notes, reports
1975-1980
35/3
Bull Run Watershed, Multnomah County Medical Society Public Health Commission—correspondence
1983
35/4
Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality activities in East Multnomah County—correspondence, permits, rules, clippings
1974
35/5
Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality activities in East Multnomah County—correspondence, statements, reports, clippings
1979-1990
35/7
State of Oregon refusal to accept primacy in enforcement of Federal Safe Drinking Water Act—correspondence, reports
1977
35/8
Bull Run Watershed, chlorine use in—correspondence, clippings
1965; 1974; 1992
35/9
City of Portland deep well proposal, Blue Lake area—correspondence, clippings
1983-1984
35/10
Pipe corrosion studies—correspondence, clippings
1981
35/11
Ecoli testing—correspondence, reports
1971; 1973
35/12
Gresham water rates—correspondence, clippings
1981
35/13
Giardia—reference materials
1954; 1985-1987
35/13
Giardia filtration—correspondence, notes, reference materials
1977; 1987-1988
36/1
Giardia—reference materials from Environmental Protection Agency
1988
36/2
Ballot measure No. 51 re. hydroelectric generation in Bull Run
1977
36/3
Bull Run Advisory Committee hydroelectric generation proposal—dissent by D.W. Larson
1978
36/4
Bull Run hydroelectric generation issue—correspondence, notes, clippings
1977-1982
36/5
Bull Run hydroelectric generation, City of Portland application for licensing—correspondence, notes, clippings
1978-1985
36/6
City of Portland deep well back-up, possible pollution—correspondence, clippings
1978-1985
36/7
Watershed protection need—articles, comments
1979-1985
36/8
Portland Citizens' Sewer Advisory Board
1986
36/9
Portland Water Bureau—publicity and publications
1965-1994
36/9
Portland Water Bureau—study of water treatment options
1987-1988
36/11
Portland Water Bureau—risk of giardia at Bull Run
1988
36/12
Bull Run Watershed chemical use
1984
36/13
Soil nutrient loss from logging—research materials
1972; 1975; 1985-1986
36/14
Filtration for water protection issue—correspondence, research materials, clippings
1984-1987
36/15
Filtration for water protection issue—correspondence, research materials, clippings
1988-1990
36/16
Safe Drinking Water Act amendments
1986
37/1
Millers' Marmot property and Forest Service plans for Marmot timber sale—correspondence
1964-1974
37/2
Development of Bull Run Watershed management plan—correspondence and clippings
1971-1974
37/3
Van Name, Willard S. Vanishing Forest Reserves. Boston: The Gorham Press, 1929.
circa1975
37/4
Wilderness Act—legislation, publications, reports
1971-1974
37/5
Jones, Robert Bradley. One by One: A documented narrative based upon thehistory of the Oregon & California Railroad Land Grant in the State of Oregon. Marylhurst, Or.: The Source Magazine, 1972.
circa1975
37/6
Water quality issues—correspondence, notes, publications
1971-1974
37/7
"Mt. Hood National Forest Undeveloped Areas 5,000 Acres and Larger"—report
1972 January
37/8
"Research Natural Area Needs in the Pacific Northwest"—draft report
1974 April 25
37/9
"Research Natural Area Needs in the Pacific Northwest"—response
1974
37/10
Nomination of Bull Run Watershed as Research Natural Area —background, correspondence, nomination
1974
37/11
Bull Run Watershed as possible Biosphere Reserve —correspondence, notes
1977
37/12
Bull Run Watershed as possible Research Natural Area —correspondence, wildlife worskhop materials
1985-1986
37/13
Other attempts to set aside natural areas in Oregon —correspondence, clippings, reports
1972; 1975; 1977; 1980
37/14
Protecting Bull Run Watershed from logging —correspondence, notes
1976 June-July
38/1
Value of virgin forests —correspondence, clippings, notes, statements
1973-1974
38/2
Vanishing virgin old growth —articles, correspondence, clippings, reports
1973-1974; 1979
38/3
Vanishing virgin old growth —articles, correspondence, clippings, reports
1980-1986
38/4
"What Is Happening to Our Virgin Forests?" —development of collaborative article, Joseph L. Miller, Jr., and John L. Hammond (including manuscript)
1974-1975
38/5
Water quality —research
1975
38/6
Economic value of logging —research
1976-1988
38/7
Diversity as negotiating tool—articles, corresondence
1980-1981
38/8
Value of water purity to industry and jobs—research
1974-1979; 1983-1986
38/9
Bull Run water and Portland's economic future—bulletin, correspondence, statements
1982; 1986
38/10
Wheelchair hunting in Bull Run Watershed—correspondence, newsletter statements
1983
38/11
Olive and Quiver units, Mt. Hood National Forest—Forest Service proposals, citizen responses
1990 September
38/12
Marmot area forest as second growth—correspondence
1981
38/13
Volcanic activity, Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens—U.S. Geological Survey bulletins
1975; 1978; 1980
C/7
Volcanic activity, Mt. Hood—U.S. Geological Survey maps
1975; 1978
38/14
Yellowstone National Park forest fires—correspondence, reports
1986-1991
38/15
Mushroom studies—correspondence, reports
1987-1988
38/16
National Wildlife Federation—correspondence re. protection of Bull Run Watershed habitat
1978
38/17
Wildlife habitat issues—correspondence, clippings
1982-1987
39/1
Wildlife habitat issues, rare and endangered species—research
1973-1978
39/2
Northern spotted owl—correspondence, clippings, publications, reports
1979-1992
39/3
Northern spotted owl—thesis, "A Preliminary Investigation of the Spotted Owl in Oregon," Eric Forsman, Oregon State University
1975
39/4
Wildlife values, Bull Run Watershed—reports
1973; 1975
39/5
Wildlife trapping and poaching—correspondence, clippings, reports
1980; 1989
39/6
Osterud, Harold T., ed. Parasitic Diseases and Treatment Protocols. Portland, Or.: Oregon Health Sciences University, 1986.
1987
39/7
Bull Run Watershed—manuscript maps
1991; undated
39/8
"In Defense of Nature" by Joseph L. Miller—draft article
1987
39/9
Rally for Endangered Ecosystems, Portland, Or.—brochures, flyers
1992 Jan. 29
39/10
Oregon Citizen Lake Watch Program—report
1993 May 26
39/11
Hanford contamination of Columbia River—brochures, correspondence, clippings, publications, reports, statements
1983-1990
C/7
Hanford contamination of Columbia River—map, "Portland/Vancouver Toxic Waters"
1992
39/12
Hanford as a nuclear waste repository—brochures, correspondence, clippings, publications, reports
1983-1990

Series C:  Bull Run Advisory Committee (BRAC) and successor, Water Quality Advisory Committee, 1978-1995Return to Top

The Bull Run Advisory Committee and Water Quality Advisory Committee were established by the Portland City Council to advise on issues related to the Portland Water Bureau's management of the city's water system. Joseph L. Miller tracked their activities closely and obtained materials from them to share with the public through the BRIG Open Files.

The folders in this series are arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
40/1
Dr. Warren Westgarth, chairman—copies of documents from personal files placed in BRIG Open Files
1978
40/2
Copies of documents supplied by BRAC for BRIG Open Files
1978
40/3
Publicity, lack of—clippings, notes
1978
40/4
BRAC—appendix to report; correspondence re. BRIG Open Files
1978
40/5
Water Policy Advisory Commission, Clackamas County—correspondence, reports
1979-1980
40/6
BRAC—correspondence, reports
1980
40/7
BRAC—agendas, correspondence, reports
1981 Jan. 24-June 22
40/8
BRAC—agendas, correspondence, minutes, reports
1981 July 1-Dec. 21
40/9
BRAC—agendas, correspondence, notes, reports
1982
40/10
BRAC—agendas, correspondence, minutes, notes, reports
1983
41/1
BRAC—agendas, minutes, notes
1984
41/2
BRAC—agendas, minutes, clippings, news releases
1985
41/3
BRAC—minutes and attachments
1986 January-March
41/4
BRAC—minutes and attachments
1986 April-December
41/5
BRAC—minutes and attachments
1987
41/6
Water Quality Advisory Committee—agendas, correspondence, minutes, ordinance
1989
41/7
Water Quality Advisory Committee—agendas, correspondence, minutes, notes, reports
1990
41/8
Water Quality Advisory Committee—agendas, correspondence, minutes, reports
1991
41/9
Water Quality Advisory Committee—agendas, brochure, minutes, reports
1992
41/10
Water Quality Advisory Committee—agendas, minutes, reports
1993
41/11
Water Quality Advisory Committee—agendas, brochure, minutes, reports
1994
42/1
Water Quality Advisory Committee—agendas, minutes, reports
1995

Series D:  Forest Service Management Issues on Bull Run Watershed,   (bulk 1983-1992) Return to Top

Even after lawsuits and appeals were decided, Joseph L. Miller kept close watch on U.S. Forest Service management of the Bull Run Watershed, particularly its "blowdown" timber sale program for salvage logging, collected background material, and made numerous inquiries and protests to the U.S. Forest Service, as reflected in the papers in this series.

Series arrangement follows Joseph L. Miller's original order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
42/2
Circle 89 Timber Sale, Zigzag Ranger District—correspondence
1987 March
C/7
Circle 89 Timber Sale, Zigzag Ranger District—oversize map
1987 March
42/3
Blue Lake Road Reconstruction, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—article, correspondence
1987 September
42/4
Viewpoint Timber Sale, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—correspondence, decision notice, maps
1983; 1987
42/5
Cowboy Timber Sale, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—correspondence, decision notice, environmental assessment, maps
1986; 1988-1989
42/6
Cowboy Timber Sale, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—analysis file and reports
1987
42/7
Cowboy Timber Sale, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—skyline logging feasibility report and comments
1987
42/8
Cowboy Timber Sale, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—public comments
1986-1987
42/9
Cowboy Timber Sale, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—correspondence, maps, reports
1983-1988
42/10
Pica Planning Area, Zigzag Ranger District [Douglas fir plantation project]—correspondence
1987-1988
42/11
Pica and Circle Timber Sales, Zigzag Ranger District [Douglas fir plantation project]—correspondence, enivonmental assessment, legal appeal
See photographs in Org. Lot 1021, Dr. Joseph L. Miller Photographs Collection
1987-1988
42/12
Salvage and Small Timber Sale Program, Zigzag Ranger District—correspondence
1988 September
42/13
March-Fly Timber Sale, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—correspondence, decision notice, environmental assessment, legal appeal
1987-1990
42/14
Homestead/Hickman Planning Unit Timber Sales, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—correspondence, legal appeal
1988-1989
C/7
Homestead/Hickman Planning Unit Timber Sales, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—oversize map
1988-1989
42/15
Atlast Salvage Timber Sale, Zigzag Ranger District—correspondence, decision notice
1991-1992
C/7
Atlast Salvage Timber Sale, Zigzag Ranger District—oversize map
1991-1992
43/1
Blowdown history, Bull Run Watershed Unit, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—maps, notes
1984
43/2
Southfork Subbasin Blowdown, Bull Run Watershed Unit, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—environmental assessment
1984
43/3
Blowdown Public Involvement Group, Bull Run Watershed Unit, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—correspondence, notes, statement
1985
43/4-5
Blowdown Public Involvement Group, Bull Run Watershed Unit, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—correspondence, notes, statements
1986
43/6
Blowdown, Bull Run Watershed Unit, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—correspondence, clippings, flyer, notes
1987
43/7
Blowdown, Bull Run Watershed Unit, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—draft environmental impact statement
1987
Box/Folder
43/8-10 44/1
Blowdown, Bull Run Watershed Unit, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—responses to draft environmental impact statement
1987 July-September
44/2
Blowdown, Bull Run Watershed Unit, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—final environmental impact statement
1988 April
44/3
Blowdown, Bull Run Watershed Unit, Columbia Gorge Ranger District—appeal of final environmental impact statement
1988

Series E:  Little Sandy River Watershed Issues,   (bulk 1973-1992) Return to Top

Joseph L. Miller believed that the Little Sandy River Watershed should be protected to provide a quality water supply for the town of Sandy, Or., and a backup water supply to Bull Run for the City of Portland, Or. Instead the city chose wells for backup. The series reflects Miller's activism on these issues and contains a quantity of background information he collected.

Series arrangement follows Joseph L. Miller's original order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
44/4
Search for supplemental water resources—clippings
1973
44/5
Maps, notes
1976-1977
44/6
Future of Little Sandy Watershed —correspondence, clippings, notes
1975-1976
44/8
Cowboy, Olive, and Quiver proposed logging areas —bulletin, maps
1977-1991
44/9
Sandy (Or.) water system—correspondence, clippings, notes
1975-1976
44/10
Multnomah County position —correspondence, clippings, maps, notes
1976-1979
44/11
Options for Little Sandy Watershed —articles, bulletin, correspondence, maps, notes
1977-1985
44/12
Planning for Little Sandy Watershed —correspondence, clippings, maps, notes
1976-1983
Box/Folder
44/13 45/1
Future water source for Portland, Or.—articles, correspondence, clippings, fact sheet, government documents
Includes copy of Joseph L. Miller, Jr. What Good Is Free Speech in a Closet? Portland, Or.: DRC Graphics Service, 1985.
1976-1992
45/2
Little Sandy vs. wells as back-up for Bull Run—articles, bulletins, correspondence, clippings, notes
1980-1988
45/3
BRAC [Bull Run Advisory Committee] position on Little Sandy Watershed—agendas, bulletins, correspondence, minutes, notes
1979; 1986-1987
45/4
Plans for Mt. Hood Corridor, Clackamas County Planning Commission—brochures, bulletins, correspondence, clippings, notes
1971; 1978-1982
C/7
Plans for Mt. Hood Corridor, Clackamas County Planning Commission—map, "Notice of Proposed Compreneesive Plan and Zoning for the Mt. Hood Corridor"
1982 May
45/5
Request for protection of future water source—bulletins, correspondence, notes
1986-1987
45/6
Water quality monitoring data—correspondence, test results
1987-1988
45/7-9
Oregon Water Resources Department, watershed planning—bulletins, correspondence, notes, petitions, public notices, reports, workshop summary
1986-1991
C/7
Oregon Water Resources Department, water planning—broadsheet advertisement placed in Sandy Postby Joseph L. Miller (annotated)
1976
45/10
Water rights—research by John Gardner
1990
45/11
Columbia Gorge Ranger District timber sales—Forest Service response to Frank Gearhart
1991 June 28

Series F:  Water Quality Issues,   (bulk 1986-1994) Return to Top

Joseph L. Miller collected extensive information on water quality issues in his continuing quest to protect the Bull Run Watershed and extend protection to the Little Sandy River Watershed.

Series arrangement follows Joseph L. Miller's original order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
46/1
Airport Way [Oregon Department of Transportation]—draft environmental impact statement, response
1986
46/2
Airport Way [Oregon Department of Transportation]—final environmental impact statement, response
1988
46/3
"Where Did the Dirty Water Come From?"—Forest Service report on turbidity from February 1986 storm
1986 March 12
46/4
Portland Water Bureau monitory of water quality compliance—reports
1987
46/5
Public meetings re. water filtration—brochure, correspondence, draft criteria of filtration rules, notes
1986 October
46/6
Proposed federal rules re. water filtration—notes, excerpts from Federal Register
1987 November
46/7
Proposed federal rules re. water filtration—update
May 1988
46/8
Protecting Bull Run Watershed water quality vs. control or management—correspondence, news clippings, proposed rules, workshop proceedings
1987-1991
46/9
Water filtration, Pacific Northwest—research materials
1986-1991
46/10
Need to monitor water quality—petition to Portland City Council
1987
46/11
Guidance manual for filtration compliance—draft by Environmental Protection Agency
1989 March 31
47/1
Water quality compliance monitoring, Bull Run Watershed, Portland Water Bureau—correspondence, reports
1987; 1989
47/2-3
Water quality compliance monitoring, Bull Run Watershed, Portland Water Bureau—correspondence, reports
1989
47/4-5
Water quality compliance monitoring, Bull Run Watershed, Portland Water Bureau—correspondence, reports
1990
47/6-7
Water quality compliance monitoring, Bull Run Watershed, Portland Water Bureau—correspondence, reports
1991
47/8
Water quality compliance monitoring, Bull Run Watershed, Portland Water Bureau—report
1992
47/9
Water quality compliance monitoring, Bull Run Watershed, Portland Water Bureau/U.S. Forest Service—correspondence, report
1993
47/9
Water quality compliance monitoring, Bull Run Watershed, Portland Water Bureau/U.S. Forest Service—correspondence, reports
1993-1994
48/1
Federal filtering rules—final version
1989 June
48/2
Public health aspects of drinking water sources—Joseph L. Miller letter to Oregon legislators
1989 March 30
48/4
Bull Run Watershed monitoring, Portland Water Bureau—reports
1989-1990
48/5
Non-requirement for filtration, Bull Run water—correspondence, Oregon Administrative Rules, Public Water Systems
1991-1992
48/6
Portland Water Bureau—reports, testimony
1987-1993
48/7
Portland Water Bureau Public Facilities Plan
1988 April
48/8
Portland Water Bureau planning and public involvement process—brochures, correspondence, reports
1990-1993
48/9
Portland Water Bureau planning for 2050—correspondence, newsletters, reports
1992-1994
48/10
Portland Water Bureau Annual Activity Schedule for Bull Run Watershed Management Unit
1990-1991
49/1
Petitions to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asking exemption from filtration for Bull Run water—correspondence, mailing lists, news clippings, notes, petitions
1986-1988

Series G:   Newsletters, Other Published Materials, City Club of Portland Materials, Correspondence, and Newspaper Clipping File, 1940-1995,   (bulk 1971/1995) Return to Top

Joseph L. Miller, with assistance from others, produced two newsletters, letters to the editor and opinion pieces, and collected a comprehensive Newspaper Clipping File of press coverage of nearly every aspect of Bull Run and Little Sandy River Watershed management and water quality issues. Also included are records of his activities with the City Club of Portland and correspondence of Miller and associates that is not included elsewhere in the collection.

The series is arranged into six subseries: 1. Bull Run Open Newsletter, 1977-1987; 2. Free Speech Out of the Closet, 1986-1988; 3. City Club of Portland, 1972-1993; 4. Letters to the Editor and Opinion Pieces, 1973-1990; 5. Correspondence, 1971-1993; and 6. Newspaper Clipping File, 1940-1995.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Bull Run Open Newsletter
The Bull Run Interest Group (BRIG) published 80 newsletters at varying intervals between February 1977 and July 1985. Issues 81-92 were published in The Alliance newspaper August 1985-September 1986. It is not certain whether there was an Issue 93, but an Issue 94 was distributed as a special mailing in November 1987. The first 80 newsletters were photocopied productions ranging from one two-sided sheet to as many as four or five two-sided sheets, primarily legal but some letter size. The subseries includes two complete sets of the Bull Run Open Newsletter—"response sheets," and related correspondence, 1977-1979
1977 February-1987 November
Box/Folder
49/2
Bull Run Open Newsletter
1977 February-1987 November
49/3
Bull Run Open Newsletter—duplicate set
1977 February-1987 November
50/1-3
Bull Run Open Newsletter—responses to
1977-1979
50/4
Bull Run Open Newsletter—response summaries
1977
50/5
Bull Run Open Newsletter—letters written by Frances Price Cook in response to newsletter and replies she received from officials
1977 July-October
Subseries 2: Free Speech Out of the Closet
Dr. Joseph L. Miller published 80 issues of Free Speech Out of the Closet as a call to action on various Bull Run Watershed logging and water quality concerns. The title derives from his book, What Good Is Free Speech in a Closet? : A story of Cover-up in Planning for our Grandchildren's Drinking Water, published in 1985. The typescript newsletter ranged from a single two-sided letter-size sheet to several pages per issue, sometimes including attachments. Included are two complete sets of the newsletter and reader responses.
1986 February-1988 October
Box/Folder
50/6
Free Speech Out of the Closet
1986 February-1988 October
50/7
Free Speech Out of the Closet—duplicate set
1986 February-1988 October
50/8
Free Speech Out of the Closet—responses to
1987-1988
Subseries 3: City Club of Portland
Correspondence, notes, reports, and speeches related to City Club of Portland's studies of Bull Run Watershed issues. Dr. Joseph L. Miller promoted study of the Bull Run Watershed by the City Club and provided extensive background information. The club established a Bull Run Study Committee in 1972, which issued a report on forest management in the watershed in 1973. The City Club's Research Committee took up the issue of hydroelectric power generation at Bull Run in 1977. In 1978, Dr. Miller made a presentation to the entire club on Bull Run Watershed issues. From 1980 through 1983, Dr. Miller urged the club to do a new study on Bull Run. In 1984, the City Club established a Land Use Subcommittee on Bull Run, and Dr. Miller provided information and spoke to the entire club. In 1987, the club began a study of the Portland city water system.
1972-1993
Box/Folder
50/9
Bull Run Study Committee—bulletins, correspondence, minutes, reports
1972-1973
50/10
Research Committee re. Bull Run hydroelectric generation—bulletins, correspondence, notes, statements, speeches
1977-1978
51/1
Land Use Subcommittee on Bull Run—bulletins, correspondence, news clippings, notes, reports, statements, speeches
1980-1984
51/2
Study of Portland city water supply—bulletins, correspondence, speech
1985-1993
Subseries 4: Letters to the Editor and Opinion Pieces
Includes typescripts and some clippings of letters submitted by Joseph L. Miller and others and opinion pieces submitted by Miller to the Oregonian. The letters are to the Oregonian , Oregon Journal, The Citizen, The Community Press, The Sandy Post, The Gresham Outlook, and the Los Angeles Times.
1973-1990
Box/Folder
51/3-4
Letters to the editor—Joseph L. Miller
1973-1990
51/5
Letters to the editor—other correspondents
Includes some responses from Joseph L. Miller
1975-1981
51/6
Opinion pieces—Joseph L. Miller
1983-1987
Subseries 5: Correspondence
Includes correspondence to and from Joseph L. Miller that is not filed elsewhere in the collection and correspondence to and from Donald R. Cook and Frances Price Cook. Mr. and Mrs. Cook were activists on Bull Run Watershed issues and close associates of Joseph L. Miller in his work.
1971-1993
Box/Folder
51/7
Correspondence to Joseph L. Miller
1971-1993
51/8
Correspondence from Joseph L. Miller
1971-1990
51/9
Correspondence to and from Donald R. Cook and Frances Price Cook
1981-1988
Subseries 6: Newspaper Clipping File
Most of the clippings represent coverage in the Oregonian (Portland, Or.), the Gresham (Or.) Observer, and The Sandy (Or.) Post. Several articles profile Joseph L. Miller.
The Newspaper Clipping File is arranged chronologically. The original acidic clippings were photocopied onto archival paper for preservation.
1940-1995
Box/Folder
52/1
1940; 1957-1958; 1963
52/2
1971
52/3
1972
52/4
1973
52/5
1974
52/6
1975
52/7
1976
52/8
1977
52/9
1978
52/10
1979
52/11
1980
52/12
1981
52/13
1982
52/14
1983
52/15
1984
52/16
1985
53/1
1986
53/2
1987
53/3
1988
53/4
1989
53/5
1990
53/6
1991
53/7
1992
53/8
1993
53/9
1994
53/10
1995

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Drinking water--Oregon--Portland
  • Public works--Oregon--Portland
  • Water quality--Oregon--Bull Run River Watershed
  • Water supply--Oregon--Portland
  • Watershed management--Oregon--Portland
  • Personal Names :
  • Miller, Joseph L.--Papers
  • Corporate Names :
  • Bull Run Interest Group
  • Bull Run Citizens' Advisory Committee
  • Portland (Or.). Water Bureau.
  • United States. Forest Service.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bull Run River Watershed (Or.)
  • Clackamas County (Or.)
  • Little Sandy River Watershed (Or.)
  • Mount Hood National Forest (Or.)
  • Multnomah County (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings
  • Maps
  • Personal papers