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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Roger Kaye

Born in 1950, Roger Kaye came to Alaska in the mid-1970s, where he spent the summer working at Camp Denali, a wilderness, eco-tourism lodge located 90 miles inside Denali National Park. He went on to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and eventually earned a Ph.D. there in 2009. Roger has spent more than 30 years serving the public lands in Alaska. He spent a year with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, following that with work at the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a Wilderness Specialist and pilot. Currently, he is a Wilderness Specialist and pilot for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. Roger played a significant role in shaping the Wilderness Stewardship Policy of the USFWS, has contributed to countless management plans, and is the author of Last Great Wilderness: The Campaign to Establish the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Roger also has taught wilderness management and environmental psychology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and conducted numerous oral history interviews that are housed with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and at the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives at Elmer E. Rasmsuon Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Date of Birth:
Dec 31, 1950
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