John Muir, environmentalist, preservationist, naturalist, conservationist
Apr. 21, 1838-Dec. 24, 1914
John Muir loved wide open spaces and was committed to protecting the wilderness. He founded the Sierra Club in 1892, a conservation group that carries on his work today. His work led to the first National Park in America – Yosemite.
The National Parks: America’s Best Idea
, a film by Ken Burns, features a biography of John Muir