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Suzy Stutzman and Dick Ring, Part 2

This is a continuation of an interview with Suzy Stutzman and Dick Ring with Dan O'Neill and Bill Schneider on October 9, 1991 in Vail, Colorado. This is a continuation from tape number Oral History 91-22-45. Dick was the first Superintendent of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, and Suzy worked for him as a planner. In this interview, they talk about handling of park management issue like use of all-terrain vehicles, and their current jobs.

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Archive #: Oral History 91-22-46

Project: Gates of the Arctic National Park
Date of Interview: Oct 9, 1991
Narrator(s): Suzy Stutzman, Dick Ring
Interviewer(s): Dan O'Neill, Bill Schneider
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Funding Partners:
National Park Service
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1) Use of All Terrain Vehicles in and around parklands

2) Subsistence use in the park with regard to new technology

3) What they are doing now

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Section 1: culture -- no record of traditional use of All Terrain Vehicles\ conflict -- Natives of Anaktuvuk Pass and National Park Service\ Congress\ Arctic Slope Regional Corporation land -- suggest federal government claims only land not used by Natives with All Terrain Vehicles\ resource impact -- mention of fear for how all of state may receive use of ATV's if one locale is granted use\ negotiations -- continued after Ring left\ Anaktuvuk Pass -- Stutzman and a crew visited town to see what impact ATV's have on land & people\ NBA -- visited village\ ATV -- travel\ gravel bars and streams -- no damage\ tundra -- severely impacted\ difficult country -- travel|

Section 2: ARGO -- 8 wheeled vehicle\ subsistence -- part of land\ issues -- technology\ hunting range -- impact\ types of access -- hunting\ ARGO -- use\ subsistence -- technology\ subsistence -- culture\ machines -- used for hunting\ technology -- traditional use\ Kaktovik -- corridor easements\ ATV use -- specific corridors\ tundra -- damaged\ Anaktuvuk trails -- native ownership\ subsistence use -- without ATV use|

Section 3: Stutzman, Suzie -- current employment\ Denver Service Center -- Western Pennslyvania Project\ park service -- technical assistance\ Ring, Dick -- current employement\ Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area\ challenges -- enjoyable\ all states -- difficult issues to resolve|