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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Changing Land Use Effects
Carolina Mountain Club Archive
- There is a plethora of information in this collection related to your topic. I would suggest “Ctrl + f” on the finding aid page and then searching the terms: “acquisition” “trail” “plan” and “conservation”
Papers of Congressman Roy Arthur Taylor
- This collection includes information on the acquisition, boundaries, maintenance, and use of the national park system and includes congressional bills, letters, maps, photographs, and proposals
Walter Julius Damtoft Collection
- Damtoft was the first industrial forester in the United States and was a graduate of Yale Forest School and associated with Biltmore Forestry School- who created the “Cradle of Forestry” in WNC. This collection has an immense amount of information on the Weeks Law and early material on forestry from 1900-1970; this would enable a researcher to paint a very illustrative picture of changing land usage in regards to National Forests in WNC
Western North Carolina Tomorrow Position Papers
- This is only 1 folder of material, and you can see it online here, but I believe it to be beneficial because of the content regarding conservation and development of natural resources in WNC
Jerome Dykeman Papers
- Containing correspondence regarding his advocacy for cessation of logging in a tract of land near the summit of Mt. Mitchell and for the creation of a park adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway; various editorials about the environmental advocacy process.