April 21, 1838 - December 24, 1914
Muir was a naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. He is today referred to as the "Father of the National Parks" and is considered to be "one of the patron saints of twentieth century American environmental activity." In his life, Muir published six volumes of writings, all describing explorations of natural settings. They have had a lasting effect on American culture in helping to create the desire and will to protect and preserve wild and natural environments.
"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." --Muir
For the past 35 years, Lee Stetson has produced interpretive stage productions focusing on the themes of land use, environmental ethics and the concept of engaging wilderness through the works of Muir's.