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Interview with John L. Artz

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0394
Interview with John Artz, past president of the Society of Range management.

Dates

  • 1992

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 videocassette (28 min., 33 sec.); 1 user copy of videotape)

Abstract

Interview with John Artz, past president of the Society of Range management.

Biographical Note

John Artz, professor and range management specialist in the Division of Renewable Natural Resources, 1966-1985; Associate Director of Cooperative Extension Service, 1982-1984; and president of the Society for Range Management (SRM) in 1992. SRM was founded in 1948, as an organization concerned with rangeland and its renewable resources. In 1996, the Society celebrated 50 years, and as part of the event, recorded interviews with past presidents. Artz was interviewed at the University of Nevada by Rex Cleary (SRM president, 1990), and discusses his years as an educator and his career in range management, as well as the accomplishments and challenges as president of SRM.

John L. Artz was a professor and range management specialist in the Division of Renewable Natural Resources, 1966-1985, and Associate Director of the Cooperative Extension Service, 1982-1984. Following his retirement from the University, Artz served five years as the first National Range Management Program leader for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Extension Service, Washington, D.C., and three year as Vice-President and then President of the Society for Range Management, Denver, Colorado.

The Society for Range Management (SRM) was founded in 1948, and is an organization concerned with rangeland and its renewable resources. Membership interests encompass ranching, wildlife biology, hydrology, range conservation, soil conservation, students, teachers, and private industry and is divided into national, regional, or state sections.

In 1996, the Society celebrated 50 years, and as part of the event recorded interviews with past presidents. Artz served in that capacity in 1992, and was interviewed at the University of Nevada, Reno, by Rex Cleary, SRM president in 1990. In the interview, Artz discusses his years as an educator and his career in range management, as well as the accomplishments and challenges as president of SRM.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift from John Artz; 1997.

Related Materials

See also: AC 366

Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture. Division of Renewable Natural Resources.

Records, 1935-1993
Title
A Guide to the Interview with John L. Artz
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
August 15, 2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
english

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

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