The Lorax- (Unit #11 John Muir)

John Muir

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~ The Lorax

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks. The mountains are calling and I must go.” ~John Muir

Naturalist, writer and advocate of U.S. forest conservation, John Muir founded the Sierra Club and helped establish Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks.

John Muir was born April 21, 1838, in Dunbar, Scotland. As early as 1876, he urged the federal government to adopt a forest conservation policy through articles published in popular periodicals. In 1892 he founded the Sierra Club. He served as its first president, a position he held until his death in 1914.

The Muir Woods National Monument is named after him. It is located just north of San Francisco. I have been there and it is one of the most beautiful places I have seen, with towering Redwood trees that you can actually stand in. They are ginormous and amazing and one of my very favorite things about northern California.


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