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Ranger Art Seamans with Tag and Percy. Moose Creek, July 1975

Ranger Art Seamans with Tag and Percy. Moose Creek, July 1975

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Episode 44 (15:40)

Thank you for joining us for the forty-fourth episode of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness History Project. This episode, titled “Diplomacy” illustrates the ways in which rangers worked to define wilderness policy by educating users of wilderness in order to give them an experience in an unrestrained area and yet maintain the pristine nature of this special place.

Art Seamans worked as the Ranger at Moose Creek from 1975-1980. He describes living with his family in a fourteen foot tent for two years so that another family with young children could use the ranger’s house. His daughter, Cindy Schacher has also worked as an archaeologist and historian in the Selway-Bitterroot area.

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Jerry Hughes, March 2011

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Episode 5 (10:43)

Thank you for joining us for the fifth episode of the “Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness History Project.” The Selway River runs all the way through the wilderness and is one of the area’s main attractions. Technically difficult, with a limited launch season, the Selway is the most coveted wild river to run in the lower 48 states. In this episode, titled “Whitewater on the Selway River,” we meet Jerry Hughes, the owner of Hughes River Expeditions, who has worked as a river guide since 1966 and an outfitter since 1976. From an early age, Jerry knew he wanted to work on Idaho’s rivers. While in college, he rowed for Hatch River Expeditions, where he helped pioneer the early Selway river trips, just after the passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Later, he and his wife, Carole Finley, started their own river business, taking guests down some of the most exciting rivers in the northwestern United States. Listen as Jerry tells stories of working as a boatman and guide on some of the earliest outfitter trips down the Selway River.

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