John A. Scharf Interview, 1981

Title

John A. Scharf Interview, 1981

Authors

John A. Scharf

Files

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Interviewer

Mark Kelting

Interviewee

John A. Scharf

Date Recorded

5-1981

Date Digital

7-6-2020

Location Recorded

Stevens County, Minnesota

Keywords

Wildlife management areas--Minnesota--Stevens County, Wildlife management--Minnesota--Stevens County, Land tenure

Description

John Scharf was born on October 30, 1929 in Minneapolis. He graduated from Washburn High School and received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Minnesota. He worked with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as the Area Game Manager starting in 1959 and lived and worked in Morris.

In this interview, Area Game Manager Scharf tells about the history of the Wildlife Management Areas statewide and within Stevens County. He reflects on his years of managing Wildlife Management Areas. Additional topics covered were: the number of WMAs within the county, acquisition of lands, management processes, uses of the areas, and the future of the wetlands.

Run Time

00:47:10

Language

English

Notes

There is only an abstract (no full transcript) of this interview.

Original Format

Audiocasssette

Digital Identifier

SCScharf01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

3428

John A. Scharf Interview, 1981

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