John Scharf Interview, 1975

Title

John Scharf Interview, 1975

Authors

John Scharf

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Interviewer

Deb Sodt and Spencer Kvam

Interviewee

John Scharf

Date Recorded

5-27-1975

Date Digital

6-23-2020

Location Recorded

Department of Natural Resources, Morris, Minnesota

County

Grant County

Keywords

Helsene Wildlife Management Area, Wildlife management areas--Minnesota--Herman, Prairies--Minnesota--Herman, Agriculture--Minnesota--Herman, Minnesota. Department of Natural Resources

Description

John Scharf was born on October 30, 1929 in Minneapolis. He graduated from Washburn High School, Minneapolis and went on to get his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Minnesota. He worked with the Minnesota DNR as the Fish and Wildlife Manager from 1960 until the time of the interview, and he had lived and worked in Morris since 1960.

In this interview, John Scharf discusses the acquisition of the Helsene Prairie land by the DNR and the history and objectives of its management. Some topics include planting that has been done, control of hunting, changes in wildlife populations and future plans.

Run Time

00:35:48

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

GCScharf01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

331

John Scharf Interview, 1975

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