National Forest Preservation Group Records, 1970-1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
National Forest Preservation Group
Title
National Forest Preservation Group Records
Dates
1970-1972
Quantity
.2 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 0982, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The National Forest Preservation Group Records consist of positive photocopies of correspondence, petitions, legal briefs, and summary essays documenting the group's various legal actions in their attempts to halt the Big Sky project. Included are briefs from the court cases heard at the U. S. District Court in Butte, and the appeal heard at the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Veteran newscaster and Montana native Chet Huntley envisioned building a ski resort community in the rugged mountain terrain straddling the Gallatin and Madison county line in 1970. Partnering with the Chrysler Corporation, Huntley began negotiating with the National Forest Service and the Burlington Northern Railroad for land swaps in the area to consolidate acreage for the development. A group of concerned Bozeman and Gallatin County residents, organized by Montana State University veterinary research associate Russell L. Berg, began legal proceedings to halt the project. Claiming a membership of over 1,500, the National Forest Preservation Group initially petitioned the Forest Board of Appeals in 1970, and followed up their unsuccessful attempt to halt the Big Sky project with a lawsuit in the U. S. District Court in Montana. The National Forest Preservation Group filed for non-profit corporation status with the Montana Secretary of State on January 20, 1972, and after their lawsuit failed on appeal in May, 1972, the group continued in existence until March, 1982. They were classified as inactive by the Montana Secretary of State on August 26, 1982.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The National Forest Preservation Group records consist of positive photocopies of correspondence, petitions, legal briefs, and summary essays documenting the group's various legal actions in their attempts to halt the Big Sky project. Included are briefs from the court cases heard at the U. S. District Court in Butte, and the appeal heard at the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Conservation of natural resources -- Law and legislation
  • Conservation of natural resources -- Law and legislation -- Montana
  • Ecologists
  • Ecologists -- Montana
  • Forest conservation
  • Forest conservation -- Montana
  • Land use
  • Land use -- Montana
  • Ski resorts
  • Ski resorts -- Montana
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)
  • United States. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)
  • United States. District Court (Montana)
  • United States. District Court (Montana)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Gallatin County (Mont.)
  • Madison County (Mont.)
  • Montana
  • Montana -- Gallatin County
  • Montana -- Madison County