D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Bluff Mountain Papers - Western North Carolina Alliance

Summary Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Bluff Mountain Papers - Western North Carolina Alliance
Date [inclusive]
2.0 Linear feet
Physical Description
Contains correspondence, organizational notes, committee minutes, press releases, promotional flyers, newspaper clippings, government reports, and other documents.
Located in Special Collections, Row 9, Section 5

Preferrred Citation

[Identification of item], Bluff Mountain Papers, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804.

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Historical Note

The Bluff Mountain Papers document efforts by citizen groups who opposed a US Forest Service plan to log Bluff Mountain in 1996-97. Citizen groups involved The Bluff Mountain Defense Coalition, when included members from the Western North Carolina Alliance, Madison County Forest Watch, Madison Environmental Alliance, and Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League.

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Scope and Contents Note

Bluff Mountain Papers includes documents relating to efforts by the Western North Carolina Alliance and other groups to stop planned logging on Bluff Mountain. Includes WNCA organizational documents, US Forest Service documents, newspaper clippings, and other materials related to the group's actions. The papers also include doucments related to various staffing and personnel issues with WNCA during the 1990s.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504


The collection is open for research

Custodial History

Donated by Monroe Gilmour in 2017.

Porcessing Information

Processed by Charles Canady, Evan Bretan, and Gene Hyde, Spring 2018.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Folder 1: WNC Alliance Personnel: Interview sheet for WNC Alliance Community Organizer Position. 

Folder 2: Bluff Mt. Timber Sale documents, 1996-97 

Folder 3: Steering Committee 

Folder 4: Steering Committee Fall 1996 

Folder 5: Two reports on forests and the Appalachian biosphere 

Box 2 

Folder 1: 1996 WNCA Steering Committee meeting minutes 

Folder 2: Staff Meeting Notes 

Folder 3: WNCA- Barriers and Bridges 

Folder 4: Matt Dietz, WNCA Staff Member 

Folder 5: Forest Health 

Folder 6: WNCA- Ron Lambe 

Folder 7: Mary Kelly- Hiring 1988 

Folder 8: WNCA Steering Committee and various documents 

Folder 9: WNCA- Norma Ivey, Franklin office 

Folder 10: S/C- Pers.- Training/Evaluation 

Folder 11: Cunningham Award '96 

Folder 12: Norma Ivey 

Folder 13: WNCA- Evaluation 

Folder 14: WNCA- Southern Empowerment Project Evaluation 

Folder 15: WNCA- Staff resignations 

Folder 16: WNCA Personnel Committee 

Folder 17: WNCA Personnel Committee 

Box 3 

Folder 1: WNCA- Pers.- New Staff 

Folder 2: Job Descriptions (OLD) 

Folder 3: Salvage timber logging 

Folder 4: WNCA- CONTRACTS & Job Descriptions 

Folder 5: CACAW (CItizens Against Clearcutting in the Asheville Watershed) Finances 

Folder 6: WNCA- Retreat '96 

Folder 7: WNCA- Accent 

Folder 8: Personnel Comm: Past Staff 

Folder 9: WNCA- Forest Management Task Force 

Folder 10: WNCA Letterhead 

Folder 11: WNCA- Travel 

Folder 12: WNCA- Expenses 

Folder 13: "Recommendations for Consideration by the Year of the Mountains Commission" 

Folder 14: AppalShop "Ready for Harvest" information 

Folder 15: ASQ (Allowable sale quantity" 

Folder 16: ASFEEE (Association of Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics) Greenline May 1990 

Folder 17: Atlantic Monthly Oct 91 

Folder 18: AFSEEE 

Folder 19: AFSEE: McCormick 

Box 4 

Folder 1: AFSEEE: Inner Voice 

Folder 2: Alliance Ad 10-6-91 

Folder 3: Alliance Display 

Folder 4: Alliance- Staff 1991 

Folder 5: Alliance Annual Meeting 

Folder 6: WNCA Job Descriptions 

Folder 7: DeBonis Visit 2-26-92 AFSEEE 

Folder 8: AFSEEE Folder 

Folder 9: Timber Sale: Annual Reports 

Folder 10: Save Amer's Forest