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Ted Swem, Interview 2, Part 4

This is a continuation of an interview with Ted Swem by Bill Schneider on July 6, 1993 at his home in Evergreen, Colorado. In this fourth part of a four part interview, he talks about the proposal to bring about regional planning and national planning, happenings during the Ford administration, an individual area bill for Lake Clark, and John Seiberling's trip to Alaska.

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Archive #: Oral History 93-15-29

Project: Wrangell-St.Elias National Park
Date of Interview: Jul 6, 1993
Narrator(s): Ted Swem, Sr.
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider
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Funding Partners:
National Park Service
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1) Proposal to bring about regional planning and national planning

2) More thoughts on the final recommendations

3) Happenings during the Ford administration

4) An individual area bill for Lake Clark

5) John Seiberling's trip to Alaska

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Section 1: regional planning\ park units\ wildlife refuge units\ ecosystem planning\ Bureau of Outdoor Recreation\ Rocky Mountain National Park\ Yellowstone National Park\ regional planning effort\ adjacent lands\ Natives\ ANCSA\ Planning Group\ Department of the Interior\ National Planning Act -- Congress\ Udall, Morris\ Brown, Ken\ legislation -- Congress\ national interest lands\ Swem, Ted -- appealed legislation\ Wheeler, Doug\ Lambe, Mike\ regional plan -- prototype provision\ Mt. McKinley National Park\ Bureau of Land Management\ Silcock, Burt\ Alaska Land Use Planning Commission\ Nixon, Richard -- left office\ Ford, Gerald\ National Planning Act -- not enacted

Section 2: acreage -- lost\ Fish and Wildlife Service\ Forest Service -- increased acreage\ environmental impact statements\ subsistence

Section 3: Swem, Ted -- left NPS\ Bohlen, Buff\ Cook Inlet Native Corporation\ Lake Clark\ Alaska Legislation\ Ford, Gerald

Section 4: Congress -- bill on individual area\ Seiberling, John\ Cook Inlet Natives\ House Committee staff

Section 5: Henson, Al\ Fish and Wildlife Service\ Charley River\ Denali\ Gates\ travel -- plane\ Steelman, Allen -- Texas Congressman\ Byron, Goodloe -- Maryland Congressman\ Clark\ Jones, Randy\ Pennix, Cleve\ Peters, Clay\ Kantishna area\ HR39 -- Udall's bill\ wildlife refuge system