Chuck Williams discusses his involvement in the creation of the Woodsy Owl character for the U.S. Forest Service. He shows the original inspiration for Woodsy's alpine hat. Williams, along with Harold Bell, Glenn Kovar, and later Betty Conrad Hite, worked together to create and develop Woodsy Owl as an anti-pollution character. For more info on the creation of Woodsy Owl, see: https://foresthistory.org/wp-content/...
(Video excerpted from a 2004 interview of Chuck Williams by Sheila Poole.)
"In the early '70s, just after the birth of EPA and the environmental movement, the agency hired freelance photographers to record the state of the environment and efforts to improve it. Documerica ultimately collected tens of thousands of photos that serve the agency and the public as a visual baseline for comparing how our environment looked then with how it looks now and in the future. By 1974, Documerica had produced more than 81,000 photographs by more than 100 photographers. The strongest 22,000-plus images were catalogued by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and made available to publications nationwide. About 15,000 of these images are now online."
An agency of the U.S. Government, the EPA's mission "is to protect human health and the environment." The EPA webpage provides access to news, laws, regulations and other resources about the environment.
"The Nelson Collection is preserved in the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society. A selection of key documents and images is located in this website, and offers an unprecedented look into the creation and legacy of Earth Day, the political battles of 1960s and 1970s environmentalism, and the heyday of postwar liberalism."