History of John Muir of Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

History of John Muir

John Muir of Dunbar, Scotland was a environmentalist and a preservationist. He inspired many to preserve nature and to appreciate the surroundings of America. Although from Scotland, Muir spent many years exploring America and writing books to inspire others.

In the later year of John's life, he spent the majority of him time trying to preserve the Western forests of America through his enthusiastic petitions. Through successful petitions, the Yosemite National park was established and preserved.

Muir passed away in 1914 in Los Angeles at the age of 76 after living a full life willed with many occupations including:

  • Geologist
  • Writer
  • Philosopher
  • Botanist
  • Engineer
  • Naturalist

Muir, the ecologist dedicated many years of his life to ensuring that our valuable natural resources that aren't renewable are reserved and the needs of these resources are replaced.

John Meir Trust

Although J.M has now passed on, his legacy remains and the trust is saving more National Parks and wild land all over the world, including his place of birth in Scotland. The John Meir trust today has the purpose of defending and managing wild land.

Here are just a few of the locations that the trust manages:

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