Manuscript that recollects when Governor Clarence D. Martin called out Portland's mayor at the time, Mayor Carson, on the pollution being dumped into the Willamette River. The document goes on to point out how this is a violation of state law. Portland was not the only area affected.
Manuscript describing the problem of pollutants being dumped into the Willamette River and later traveling to the Columbia River where pollution is killing the fish. The author asserts that individual sportsmen and anglers have to follow the pollution laws but companies are not being held to the same standard. The author also states that citizens of Portland were initially on board to install sewage systems but support vanished once it was realized that the funding would come from property owners and not the government.
Manuscript that examines the uptick of interest and financial gain in Oregon's outdoors. A particular interest in the Rogue River Valley is explored. The author comments on the amount of funds for paving roads in order to allow people to access the wilderness easily. The document also points out that there are many ways to destroy natural areas, but few are considering how to preserve them.
Newspaper clippings discussing honorary degrees awarded at Oregon State College commencement ceremony. Additional newspaper clippings discuss Finley's plans to photograph brown bears in Alaska and a Willamette River conservation group meeting.
Newspaper clippings discussing pollution of the Willamette River, the creation of an executive committee representing sportsmen, and the American Nature Association expedition to Alaska. A newspaper clipping describing an encounter with a mountain beaver is included.
Newspaper clipping discussing various obstacles faced by the Oregon Game Commission, including the killing of ospreys at Mirror Pond. The article also focuses on the stocking of trout in the Calapooia River.
Newspaper clippings discussing Portland's efforts to acquire a loan to build a sewage system and Finley's lectures on wildlife in the southwestern United States. Additional article discusses Finley's role on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act advisory board.