Bill Worf by Mike Hudak
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Poor Management of Upland Cattle Grazing Led to Flood Damage at South Parker Creek
 
Bill Worf grew up on a ranch near Rosebud, MT, then served in the US Marines during World War II before matriculating at the University of Montana. Upon earning his BS degree in forestry/range in 1950, Mr. Worf began a 31-year career with the US Forest Service, assuming positions of district ranger on the Ashley NF (Utah), staff officer at the regional office in Ogden, staff officer on the Fishlake NF (Utah), and supervisor of the Bridger NF (Wyoming). In 1965, Mr. Worf was assigned to head the agency’s development of policy for implementing the 1964 Wilderness Act. Subsequently, he served as director for wilderness, recreation, and lands at the regional office in Missoula, MT.

In 1989, Mr. Worf co-founded Wilderness Watch—the only national environmental organization dedicated to encouraging the government to better care for existing wilderness.

Mr. Worf received the Keith Corrigall Wilderness Stewardship Award in 2003 from the International Journal of Wilderness in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in wilderness protection and stewardship.

In this video, Bill Worf explains how poor management of upland cattle grazing led to flood damage in 2000 at South Parker Creek (South Warner Wilderness, California).

Recorded in August 2004. This video is an excerpt from Bill Worf’s interview in Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching.