This is a continuation of an interview with Jim Pepper by Dan O'Neill and William Schneider on October 8, 1991 in Vail, Colorado. This is a continuation from tape number Oral History 91-22-33. In this part of the interview, Jim talks about his involvement with Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and how Alaska's national parks compare with those in other parts of the United States.
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Project: Gates of the Arctic National Park
Date of Interview: Oct 8, 1991
Narrator(s): Jim Pepper
Interviewer(s): Dan O'Neill, Bill Schneider
People Present: Mark Matsell
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1) Jim Pepper's involvement with Gates of the Arctic
2) His personal history concerning Gates of the Arctic
3) Gates of the Arctic general management plan
4) Alaska in comparison to other states and their National Parks
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Section 1: Andrus, Cecil Secretary -- story about Andrus plus some background\ Martin, Guy\ Killik River\ compromises -- reasons for\ Alaska Lands Act|
Section 2: issues -- several issues being worked on when Pepper joined the National Park Service -- Alaska\ Washington -- National Park Service deputy director of\ NANA -- vice-president|
Section 3: Gates of the Arctic\ headquarters -- placement of in Gates Park\ Haul Road\ Coldfoot\ Bettles\ transportation -- controversy of aircraft within Alaska for subsistence\ radios -- currently no large towers in Gates Park\ resource studies\ privileges -- rangers vs campers\ bears\ permits\ rangers -- cut funds caused less rangers in Gates Park\ problems -- caused by too few numbers of rangers for growing number of campers|
Section 4: Alaska -- compared to other states\ land\ Congress\ Alaska Lands Act\ National Park Service\ people -- Alaska\ Bristol Bay\ Arctic caribou herd\ Fish & Wildlife Service\ Alaska Lands Act\ regulations\ cultural heterogeneity\ genepool\ survival tactics|