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Oberholtzer was well known as an explorer, conservationist and writer. In 1912 he settled in the Rainy Lake area of northern Minnesota. He often traveled the area with Indian companions, particularly Billy Magee, and was a friend of the Indians as well as teller of their stories and legends. He is best known for his ceaseless role in preserving the Quetico-Superior wilderness. He was instrumental in the founding of the Friends of the Wilderness Society. He worked for the establishment of the Bou...
Olson is past president of the National Parks Association and the Wilderness Society and author of many books on wilderness areas and the environment. From the description of Oral history interview with Sigurd F. Olson, 1976 May 27. (Minnesota Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 45441498 1899 Born April 4 in Chicago, Illinois, the second son of Lawrence J. Olson, a Baptist minister, and Ida ...
The committee has its origins in the 1909 establishment of the Quetico Provincial Park by the Dominion of Canada, accomplished in order to protect the Canadian side of the unique Rainy Lake region from poaching and other environmental depredations. Shortly after that, the U.S. reciprocated when President Theodore Roosevelt established the adjacent Superior National Forest. The joint preserves gave the entire watershed its present name, the Quetico-Superior country. Propo...
Chester Wilson served as Minnesota's Commissioner of Conservation (1943-1955), as chairman of the Minnesota Water Pollution Control Commission (1945-1952), as president of the International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners (1953), and as a member of the United States Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission (1958-1962). While serving in these positions Wilson was instrumental in the enactment of several important pieces of environmental legislation and served as le...
The Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922 by sportsmen concerned over the declining wildlife populations. Named after the 17th century British naturalist, the League is devoted to protecting the resources of the natural environment for the use and benefit of both people and wildlife. As one of the earliest conservation organizations, the League set an aggressive course to defend wild America by changing public policy. From the description of Izaak Walton League records, 1902-1996, ...