John Muir; forestry; Sierra Club

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"Most people are on the world, not in it. - Have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them - undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate." - John Muir American explorer, naturalist, and writer John Muir was a crusader for the creation and preservation of national parks and the conservation of natural resources in the late 1800s. Muir was perhaps this country's most famous and influential naturalist …

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…all over the world who are striving to protect the last fragments of living wilderness. Teaching us that Nature is not just a commodity, but a combined whole, Muir showed us that it is the flow of life itself that must be preserved if humanity is to continue to thrive on this planet. His insight was of the Earth as a divinely appointed home of natural beauty, if we would only keep it that way.