Sierra Club

A Fierce Green Fire

When the Sierra Club Saved the Grand Canyon

The Sierra Club, a nonprofit nature conservation organization, has been at the forefront of battles to stop government-built dams in national parks. Led by David Brower from 1952 to 1969, the Sierra Club succeeded in preventing a dam from being built at Dinosaur National Monument, but failed to protect Glen Canyon, which was flooded to […]

John Muir in the New World

Read a Biographical Essay, John Muir: Nature’s Witness

Read a short biography of John Muir’s travels in the Americas and learn about the luminaries that paved the way for his philosophies of naturalism and preservation. John Muir in the New World airs April 18 on PBS (check local listings).

John Muir in the New World

About the Documentary Film

This documentary delves into John Muir’s life with reenactments throughout the majestic landscapes he visited: Wisconsin, Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, the Alhambra Valley of California, and the glaciers of Alaska. This Scottish American is remembered as the father of the environmental movement. John Muir in the New World airs nationally Monday, April 18 at 9 p.m. (check local listings).