The Obsidian Bulletin, March 1956, p. 1

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VOL. XVI MARCH 1956 - OBSIDIANS, INC.- P. O. BOX 322 - EUGENE OREGON NO. 3

CONFERENCE ON NORTHWEST WILDERNESS SET IN PORTLAND

The FWOC, representing 32 hiking and mountaineering clubs in the Western states, has called a conference to exchange "conflicting views on values of undeveloped wild country found in national forests and parks". Many renowned speakers in the field of conservation are scheduled to participate, as well as representatives from labor and forest management. This offers to us a rare and timely treat, as the viewpoints expressed at this conference will, in effect, attempt to crystallize the thinking of the conservationists on the continuing threat of reduction and/or commercialism of our wilderness areas, as well as setting forth the values of these areas.

A sign-up sheet is posted at Hendershott's, with space for expected time of departure, number of passengers wanted, length of time you expect to stay, etc. Bob Medill, TRIPS chairman (RI 6-2908), will serve as coordinator, so that as many interested Obsidians and friends as possible will be able to attend.

The complete program is printed so that those planning to attend may choose the topic or speaker which they may want to hear, if unable to attend both days.

FIRST DAY . . . SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1956
"INVENTORY OF AREAS"

9:00 Call to Order - Leo Gallagher

9:15 "Inventory of Wilderness, Wild and Limited Areas of Washington and Oregon" - Richard Bowe, USFS, Portland, describes some 10 such areas.

10:15 "National Park Wilderness of Washington and Oregon" - Conrad Wirth, Director, National Park Service.

11:15 "Wilderness Areas of British Columbia" - Speaker from the BCFS.

12:00 Noon Luncheon - Speaker, Dave Brower, Exec. Dir. of the Sierra Club.

AFTERNOON . . THREATS TO THE WILDERNESS

2:00 Mining - Kay Wolfe, ret. USFS information representative.

3:30 "Commercial Threats" - Lyle Watts, former Chief Forester, USFS.

6:00 Banquet - Howard Zahnizer, Exec. Sec. The Wilderness Society, Speaker. Motion Pictures and slides, "The Proposed Glacier Peak Wilderness Area", Phil Zalesky, Everett, Wash. Mountaineers.

SECOND DAY . . . SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 1956
"WILDERNESS VALUES"

9:00 "Scientific Values" - James Kezer, Obsidian, Prof. of Biology, U. of O.

9:30 "Values to American Labor"-Al Hartung Pres., International Woodworkers of America, CIO.

10:30 "Human Values" - Fred M. Packard, Exec. Sec., National Parks Assoc.

12:00 Noon Luncheon - Speaker, W. H. Oberteuffer, Boy Scout Executive, "Values to American Youth".

AFTERNOON . CONFLICTS WITH THE WILDERNESS

2:00 "Forest Industries," - Ed Heacox, Managing Forester, Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, Tacoma.

3:30 "Effects of Wilderness on Game Management" - (speaker hoped to be Frank Defresne, editor of "Field and Stream")

4:30 ADJOURNMENT

ALL MEETINGS AND BANQUET AT THE MULTNOMAH HOTEL. KARL ONTHANK, PRESIDENT FWOC, PRESIDING AT LUNCHEONS. RESERVATIONS FOR BANQUET ($3.00 per plate) MAY BE MADE WITH PAUL GERHARDT 425 N. W. SKYLINE BOULEVARD, PORTLAND 1. SEE YOU THERE!

OBSIDIANS, INC.
P. O. BOX 322
EUGENE, OREGON

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