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Jim Hannah, Part 2

This is a continuation of an interview with Jim Hannah on June 14, 1993 by William Schneider, Dave Krupa, Ann Worthington and Jenna App at the National Park Service's airplane hangar at the Glennallen Air Field in Glennallen, Alaska. In this interview, Jim talks about subsistence, resource management, and National Park Service policies.

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Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 95-71-05-02

Project: Wrangell-St.Elias National Park
Date of Interview: Jun 14, 1993
Narrator(s): Jim Hannah
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider
People Present: Anne Worthington, David Krupa, Jenna App
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Funding Partners:
National Park Service
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1) Management issues: subsistence

2) Personal conflict with subsistence issues

3) When there may be no remaining subsistence lifestyles

4) A subsistence permit system in the future

5) Recommendations to his replacement if he hypothetically got transferred to Capital Parks

6) Resource management

7) The future of resources

8) The concerns of people who don't like National Park Service policies

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Section 1: Organic Act, 1916\ NPS -- mission\ Clean Air Act\ parks -- as unique areas\ subsistence -- importance\ subsistence -- defined\ subsistence -- as means to access\ sheep -- meat\ fishwheel\ caribou -- hunting\ Denner, Fred -- only "true" subsistence person in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park\ (Day/May) Creek -- Fred Denner\ Irene -- Fred's girlfriend\ trapping\ cabins -- construction

Section 2: NPS -- mission, to define "true" subsistence\ subsistence -- past abuse of privileges\ regional corporations\ permanent fund\ subsistence -- versus food stamps, government assistance\ Ambler\ Glennallen\ subsistence -- remote villages only\ subsistence -- "true" subsistence can't make money

Section 3: hunting -- Lower 48, sport\ natives -- subsistence\ oldtimers -- subsistence\ ANILCA -- abuse of legislation

Section 4: subsistence -- supports permit system

Section 5: NPS -- know mission\ personality -- open minded\ personality -- stand up for beliefs\ ecosystem management\ educate -- ecosystem management

Section 6: development\ logging\ resource -- wildlife management\ Yellowstone, 1872\ Wrangell-St. Elias National Park -- future use, now versus later

Section 7: ANWR -- development\ Fink, Tom\ Hickel, Walter\ permit systems

Section 8: park -- personal philosophy, if don't like the park policies, Alaska is big enough for all.