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Douglas P. Wheeler papers, 1984-1998 (1991-1998).
BANC MSS 2005/268 c box 1; BANC MSS 2005/268 c carton 1; BANC MSS 2005/268 c carton 2; BANC MSS 2005/268 c
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Douglas P. Wheeler papers, 1984-1998 (1991-1998)


Wheeler, Douglas P., creator


Contains files created during Wheeler's time as Secretary for Resources for the State of California, including correspondence, memoranda, reports, and clippings. Major topics include water rights issues, urban sprawl and development, biodiversity, wetlands preservation, and other conservation matters. Besides Wheeler's position as Secretary, his involvement with the Nature Conservancy, the Keystone Center, Resourceful California, and the Sierra Summit are all well represented. The collection also includes materials related to environmental research projects, most notably the Sierra Nevada Catalog, the Heinz Center's report card on the nation's ecosystems, and the CERES Project (which is also represented on CD-ROM). This collection provides useful materials for researchers interested in environmental policy in California during the 1990s.


1991 (issued)


Wheeler, Douglas P -- Archives
California. -- Resources Agency.
California Nature Conservancy.
Keystone Center.
Conservationists -- United States
Conservationists -- California
Land use -- California
Water rights -- California
Biodiversity -- California
Wetland biodiversity conservation -- California
Conservation of natural resources -- California


COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Douglas P. Wheeler papers, BANC MSS 2005/268 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Douglas P. Wheeler; May 23, 2005.
In English.
Related collection: Douglas P. Wheeler Sierra Club papers (BANC MSS 71/295 c Series 72).
Douglas P. Wheeler earned a bachelor's degree from Hamilton College in 1963, and a law degree from the Duke University School of Law in 1966. Wheeler joined the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1969, and for seven years he was Assistant Legislative Counsel and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Wheeler served as Executive Director of the Sierra Club from 1985 to 1987. He has held leadership positions with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Farmland Trust, and the World Wildlife Fund. Wheeler was California's Secretary for Resources from 1991 to 1999.

Physical Description:

2 cartons (2.5 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2005/268 c box 1
BANC MSS 2005/268 c carton 1
BANC MSS 2005/268 c carton 2
BANC MSS 2005/268 c



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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.