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Stein (Alan) papers
BANC MSS 2018/199  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Accruals
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Alternate Forms Available
  • Arrangement
  • Biography
  • Preferred Citation
  • System of Arrangement
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Publication Rights

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Alan Stein papers
    creator: Stein, Alan
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 2018/199
    Physical Description: 4.6 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1994
    Abstract: The Alan Stein papers documents the work the Point Baker and Salmon Bay Protective Associations did to protest clearcut logging and lobby for buffer strip legislation in the Tongass National Forest on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. The collection contains materials related to two significant lawsuits pertaining to clearcutting: the Point Baker Association’s logging lawsuit (Zieske v. Butz), and the Salmon Bay Protective Association’s lawsuit and Environmental Impact Study Appeal (Stein v. Barton). The collection also includes the Point Baker Association’s forestry lobby legislation file for the National Forest Management Act of 1976 and the Tongass Timber Reform Act of 1990. These papers were collected by one of the lead plantiffs, Alan Stein. According to Stein, these records document local Alaskan bush communities’ efforts to protect salmon streams essential to their economy and way of life.
    Language of Material: Collection materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Accruals

    No future additions are expected.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The Alan Stein papers were given to The Bancroft Library in 2018 by Alan Stein. The collection was deaccessioned from, and received via, the Alaska State Library.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternative forms of this collection.

    Arrangement

    Original order was maintained, as were original folder titles and numbering. Stein sorted and organized the papers and provided explanatory materials and chronologies re: both lawsuits (this can be found in Box 1, folder A). The papers were housed according to Stein's instructions, and notes were not checked for accuracy by the archivists. Materials regarding the Point Baker Association logging suit (Zieske v. Butz) and forestry legislation lobby files are in Boxes 1-3, and Box 4, folders 41-42. Materials regarding the lawsuit Stein v. Barton (Salmon Bay Protective Association) are in Boxes 4-9.

    Biography

    Alan Stein, a fisherman, homesteader, and activist in Port Protection, Alaska, founded the Point Baker Association in 1973. This group of local citizens joined to protest clearcut logging near Point Baker. The Association initiated a federal lawsuit in December 1975, Zieske v Butz, which stopped clearcut logging near Point Baker and threatened all logging on the West Coast. Zieske (1975) spurred Congress into Passing the NFMA (National Forest Management Act, 1976) and Stein (1990) spurred Congress to pass the buffer strip provisions contained in the TTRA (1991). In both cases, Stein lobbied Congress extensively. In 1989, Stein organized a group of commercial fisherman into the Salmon Bay Protective Association (SBPA). They challenged the U.S. Forest Service Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision as they affected commercial clearcut logging of trees along approximately 1,800 salmon streams in the Tongass National Forest, as well as plans to clearcut in the watershed of Prince of Wales Island, Salmon Bay. The SBPA won a U.S. District Court order prohibiting logging along Class I and II streams and succeeded in persuading the U.S. Congress and Alaska State legislature to pass 100 foot buffer strip streams in the Tongass National Forest.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alan Stein papers, BANC MSS 2018/199,The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level

    Processing Information

    Processed by Phyllis DeMuth and Marilyn Kwock at the Alaska State Library, 1986-1995 (formerly MS 093)
    Updated by Marjorie Bryer at The Bancroft Library, in 2018

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Alan Stein papers document the work the Point Baker and Salmon Bay Protective Associations did to protest clearcut logging and lobby for buffer strip legislation in the Tongass National Forest on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. The collection contains materials related to two significant lawsuits pertaining to clearcutting: the Point Baker Association’s logging lawsuit (Zieske v. Butz), and the Salmon Bay Protective Association’s lawsuit and Environmental Impact Study Appeal (Stein v. Barton). The collection also includes the Point Baker Association’s forestry lobby legislation file. These papers were collected by fisherman Alan Stein, who was also one of the lead plantiffs. According to Stein, these records document local Alaskan bush communities’ efforts to protect salmon streams essential to their economy and way of life.
    Materials in the collection include correspondence; legal documents; legislation and lobbying materials; materials re: buffer strips on streams; newspaper clippings; position papers on salmon stream protective measures; resolutions passed by the United Fishermen of Alaska, the Alaska State Legislature, and conservation groups; state and federal agency memos; Stein’s testimony before the U.S. Senate and House committee of Agriculture, and his diaries and notes.

    Publication Rights

    Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. -- Forest Service. -- Alaska Region
    Clearcutting -- Environmental aspects -- Alaska.
    Fishery management -- Alaska.
    Lumbering -- Alaska -- Prince of Wales Island.
    Forestry law and legislation--United States
    Water -- Pollution -- Alaska.
    Tongass National Forest (Alaska) -- Management.
    Stein, Alan