This site is
a portal to celebrating and encouraging environmental protection
through the inspiring life of John Muir, the founder of the
worldwide conservation movement. The links on the right point the
way to the many organizations around the world devoted to his memory,
and to his unfinished business!
The spirit of
John Muir still lives in all of us who love the wilderness.
If you would
like to get involved in engaging with the spirit of John Muir,
contact one of the cooperating organizations at right.
For information about this website, please contact the
webmaster (see address below).
addition to the offsite links, this website is the host for
several John Muir-related organizations:
of the Mountains: Following in the footsteps of John Muir observes, "John
Muir was a man whose life was nothing short of inspirational. His writings are
clear, vibrant and full of prophetic wisdom - he was one of the first to realise
that all species are interconnected and 'hitched together.'"
No dogma taught by the present civilization seems to form
so insuperable an obstacle in a way of a right understanding of the relations
which culture sustains as to wilderness, as that which declares that the
world was made especially for the uses of men. Every animal, plant, and
crystal controverts it in the plainest terms. Yet it is taught from century
to century as something ever new and precious, and in the resulting darkness
the enormous conceit is allowed to go unchallenged.
Friends of John
Muir Birthplace - Friends of John Muir's Birthplace is the new name for Dunbar's John Muir Association. Located in Dunbar, Scotland, it supports John Muir's Birthplace with a variety of events, activities and fundraising.
John Muir Geotourism Center - Based in Coulterville, California, to enrich the natural and rural communities by inspiring people to explore, learn, share and preserve the values of the John Muir Legacy through innovative and creative programs.
John Muir Highway - Modern Mariposa County (CA) Road J132, named John Muir Historic Route, follows a portion of Muir's 1868 walk from San Francisco to Yosemite, between Coulterville and Yosemite.