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The Creation of America’s Public Lands

Constant Wonder
  • Dec 1, 2020 8:00 pm
  • 31:01

Guest: John Clayton, author of "Natural Rivals: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the Creation of America’s Public Lands" John Muir advocated for the preservation of nature. Gifford Pinchot was more concerned about sustainability. For this reason, the Founder of the National Parks and the Founder of the U.S. Forest Service are often portrayed as fierce enemies. In reality, although they had different philosophies about land management, each man respected and admired the other. Together they played a vital role in the establishment of national parks and public lands.