The Wilderness Society - Idaho Regional Office Records, 1967-2004

Overview of the Collection

The Wilderness Society - Idaho Regional Office
The Wilderness Society - Idaho Regional Office Records
1967-2004 (inclusive)
1972-1979 (bulk)
6 cubic feet, (6 boxes and 3 oversize maps)  :   ; 
Collection Number
MG 448
The Wilderness Society - Idaho Regional Office is concerned with wilderness protection in Idaho. This collection contains organization records.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives.

This collection is in English
Funding for processing this collection was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Idaho Regional Office of The Wilderness Society (TWS) focuses on programs specific to Idaho concerned with the wilderness protection.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records of The Wilderness Society-Idaho Regional Office span approximately from 1967 to 2004. The bulk of the material covers the years 1972 to 1979 and was produced in response to the U.S. Forest Service Roadless Area Review and Evaluation plans, RARE (1972) and RARE II (1977). Included in the records are correspondence, maps, reports, transcriptions of testimonies, hearings, inventory of roadless areas, mailing lists, and news clippings dealing with conservation issues in Idaho.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

The Wilderness Society - Idaho Regional Office Records, MG 448, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Box 1 includes materials from accessions MA 1994-23 and MA 1996-07. These materials are organized by year, except for the Idaho Centennial Trail, which is identified as such and accession MA 1994-23, one folder. Reports are arranged at the rear of the box. Boxes 2 to 6 include materials from accession MA 1989-44. These materials are unfoldered and the original order was maintained. The materials in these boxes seem to be grouped by areas or projects. A rough description of the content is provided in the inventory of the boxes. Note that this description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. There might exist other subjects and projects inside each box as well as more of the same in different boxes.

Preservation Note

Custodial History

The records of The Wilderness Society - Idaho Regional Office were in the possession of the Idaho Regional Office members in Boise until time of donation.

Acquisition Information

The records of The Wilderness Society-Idaho Regional Office were donated to the University of Idaho Library by the Idaho Regional Office members in October 1989 (MA 1989-44), August 1994 (MA 1994-23), and June 1996 (MA 1996-07).

Processing Note

This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. The collection was reduced by 1.5 cubic feet.

Separated Materials

Publications were removed and placed into a separate manuscript group Conservation Reports and Publications (MG 449).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Comments on regional environmental impact statements, 1981
1 2-7
Idaho Centennial Trail, 1988-1990
1 8-24
Miscellaneous materials,1983-1993
Proposed Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area; South Fork Salmon River Land Use Plan; Bear Valley Planning Unit; Landmark Planning Unit-Boise National Forest; Hells Canyon National Recreation Area; Gospel-Hump Wilderness Area; River of No Return Wilderness
Magruder Corridor; Limberluke timber sale
St. Joe Wild and Scenic River proposal; Boulder Creek Unit Plan; Elk Summit Unit Plan; Mill Creek and Rainy Day Planning Units of the Nez Perce National Forest; Challis Environmental Impact Statement; Craters of the Moon National Monument; Bureau of Land Management Organic Act; Black Butte; Oil and Gas overthrust Belt Idaho Falls District; Owyhee Planning Area
Sawtooth National Forest-Cassia Timber Program; Italian Peak Further Planning Area; Targhee National Forest; Beartrap-Dutchler Planning Unit; Scotchman Peak Area; Gospel-Hump Area
Clearwater National Forest; Nez Perce Travel Plan
Three maps of the River of No Return Wilderness: BBC Proposals

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Corporate Names

  • The Wilderness Society
  • Idaho Regional Office