John Muir

  • Remembering John Muir on the centennial of the National Park Service

    by Mark Stoll

    On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act. The bill culminated decades of effort by a remarkable generation of dedicated men and women who fought to protect the nation’s natural wonders for the democratic enjoyment of the people. The greatest of these passionate parks advocates was John Muir.