John Muir, otherwise known as “John of the Mountains” and “The Father of National Parks.” is the single most important conservationist and adventurer of the last 200 hundred years. His passion for maintaining nature, as it is, in it’s purest form, was in full display as he petitioned for the National Parks Bill that passed in 1890.
He was one of the earliest advocates of establishing and conserving a National Park system that everyone in America would have the right to enjoy.
What we are left with today is a massive and unique system of parks that are there for everyone to enjoy, no questions asked. With the rapid growth over the last 100 years, John Muir had the vision to preserve and protect the wilderness from unfettered corporate development.
According to the National Park Service, his writings helped establish…
- Yosemite National Park
- Mt. Rainier National Park
- Sequoia National Park
- The Grand Canyon