Originally published 08/27/2016
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.
Originally published 04/01/2016
Ryan M. Yonk
The reason was they were guilty of the crime of growing crops.
Originally published 11/13/2014
As the first president of the Sierra Club, Muir shaped enduring perceptions about how the wild world should be prioritized, protected and managed.
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