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

Identifier: AC 0366
Records were also collected reflecting other agencies interests and information; included among these is the Sierra Club, and the Nevada Cattleman's Association.

In addition, there are Renewable Natural Resources department records dealing with plans of work, annual reports, and memorandums; environmental education programs; various project reports, surveys, studies, and policies; miscellaneous articles, speeches, news releases; and public statements concerning grazing fees.

There is also a series of records that were designated "historical". The records were written or collected by Joseph H. Robertson, Emeritus Professor of Range Management, and include correspondence and early publications concerning range plantings and grazing, 1935-1985.

The most recent records in this collection are two public statements concerning grazing fees, 1991 and 1993.


  • 1935-1993



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.


9 Cubic Feet (11 boxes)


Much of the records relate to public land livestock grazing issues, 1970s-1980s, involving the Bureau of Land Management and Environmental Impact Statements, including the MX Missile System.

Biographical Note

The records in this collection were primarily created by John L. Artz, Extension Range Specialist in the Renewable Natural Resources Division, 1966-1985, and Associate Director of the Cooperative Extension Service, 1982-1984. Artz was closely involved with the public land grazing issues as a consultant, educator, and mediator. He helped organize, and in 1978 chaired, the Western Universities Public Rangeland Coordinating Committee, a coalition of range specialist from the western land grant colleges that offered information and recommendations toward the resolution of these issues. Because of his focus on rangelands, Artz was also involved as a member of the range inventory standardization, and the wild horse and burro research, committees. Following UNR retirement, 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 years as Vice-President and President of the Society for Range Management, Denver, Colorado.


Original order as received.

An attempt was made to keep the records in original order, and retain folder titles.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Sherman Swanson; 1996.

Related Archival Materials

AC 0394: Interview with John L. Artz, 1992 Society of Range Management President
Guide to the Records of the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, Division of Renewable Natural Resources
Betty Glass
August 14, 2008
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Repository Details

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

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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