John Muir Legacy to be Explored During March 22 SymposiumHome to the John Muir Center, Pacific will host the day-long event that examines "What has been lost; what has been saved: John Muir’s Legacy, 1914-2014"
University of the Pacific, home to the John Muir Center and a wealth of papers by the influential naturalist, will host a day-long symposium with talks by guest authors and historians to mark the 100th anniversary of Muir's death and the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant.
In the one hundred years since Muir's death, organizers will raise the question: what has been saved and what has been lost that can be directly associated with Muir's pioneering efforts in conservation and his philosophy and vision of preservation, protection, and wise public-use which led to establishment of many federal, state, and local parks, preserves and recreational areas throughout the world and especially in North America.
As one of California's most important historical figures, Muir (1838-1914) was a regional naturalist with global impact. His papers, housed in the library's Holt-Atherton Special Collections, are among the University's most important resources for scholarly research.
Read more here about John Muir, his papers and his deep connection to Pacific.