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Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter Records, 1967-2004
- Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter
- Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter Records
- 1967-2004 (inclusive)19672004
- 17.66 cubic feet, (19 boxes) : ;
- Collection Number
- MG 86
- The Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States and the Northern Rockies Chapter of the Sierra Club is concerned with issues involving all of Idaho and eastern Washington. This collection contains organizational records.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
- 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 Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Since it was founded in 1892 by John Muir, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. The Sierra Club has helped to establish many National Parks and a National Wilderness Preservation System. The Sierra Club is divided into many regional chapters and those chapters are further separated into individual groups that focus on issues in their local area. The Northern Rockies Chapter of the Sierra Club is concerned with issues involving all of Idaho and eastern Washington. It is composed of five groups with the Middle Snake Groups located in Boise, Idaho; the Eastern Idaho Group in Pocatello, Idaho; the Sawtooth Group in Twin Falls, Idaho; the Upper Columbia River Group based out of Spokane, Washington; and the Palouse Group located in Moscow, Idaho. The Palouse Group encompasses central Idaho and southeastern Washington.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter records span the years 1967-2004. Included in the records are correspondence, audio cassette tapes, slides, legislation, forest management and land use plans, and reports on conservation and environmental concerns.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.
Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter Records, MG 86, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
This collection is divided into five series. The first series is material from the Palouse Group, a more localized sub-division of the Northern Rockies Chapter of the Sierra Club. The second series contains materials relating to issues dealt with on a regional scale by the Northern Rockies Chapter. The third series is material collected by Charles Yoder, the Chapter’s Bureau of Land Management Issue Coordinator. The fourth series pertains to Ronald E. Wise’s involvement with the establishment of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. The fifth series contains material that was collected by the Chapter on subject matters outside of their region on a national level.
The records of the Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter were in the possession of two members of the Chapter, Charles Yoder and Dennis Baird, until time of donation.
The records of the Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Charles Yoder in November 1989 (MA 1989-50) and then by Dennis Baird in November 1992 (MA 1992-42), April 1993 (MA 1993-08), May 1993 (MA 1993-13), August 1995 (MA 1995-36), May 1996 (MA 1996-22), August 1998 (MA 1998-14), August 1999 (MA 1999-17), January 2000 (MA 2000-07), July 2006 (MA 2006-12), and June 2009 (MA 2009-23).
This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. The original order was retained with all of the materials with in the various accessions but the order of the accessions was arranged to give it a definitive hierarchy. Some materials were refoldered. Materials within an accession were consolidated into fewer boxes and publications were removed. The collections was reduced by 9.33 cubic feet.
Publications were removed and placed into a separate manuscript group Conservation Reports and Publications (MG 449).
Ralph Maughan papers MG 437
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
SERIES I: PALOUSE GROUP – LOCAL ISSUESReturn to Top
Forest Management – Legislation – Payette, Panhandle National Forests
Clearwater, Panhandle, Nez Perce National Forests
River of No Return Wilderness
Water Quality – Pollution – Simplot Mine
Air Pollution – Land Use Planning
Forest Planning – Hells Canyon
National Forest Committee
Salomon & Challis National Forests
SERIES II: NORTHERN ROCKIES CHAPTER – REGIONAL ISSUESReturn to Top
Nez Perce Forest – Rapid River – Forest Planning
Gospel-Hump Wilderness – RARE II
Wilderness – Forest Planning Committee
Clearwater National Forest Litigation
Nez Perce National Forest – Idaho Panhandle National Forest
Clearwater National Forest – Hells Canyon – Grazing, Desert, Mining
Nez Perce National Forest – Southern Idaho National Forests
SERIES III: CHARLES YODERReturn to Top
Chapter’s Bureau of Land Management Issue Coordinator
SERIES IV: RONALD E. WISEReturn to Top
Establishment and Management of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
SERIES V: NATIONAL ISSUESReturn to Top
Northwest Office – Membership Lists – Rivers – Wildlife – Wilderness
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Sierra Club
- Northern Rockies Chapter