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Nature's gifts and our public lands

...and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness John Muir once said "In every walk with nature one receives far...catalyst for seeking more sustainable ways to live. As John Muir also said over a century ago, going to wilderness is...

...declined throughout California by about 40 percent in the past three decades, said Chad Hanson, a forest ecologist at the John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute and one of the petitioners.There are an estimated 1,200 pairs nesting in the state...
Curling squad helps student get on the ice

...her 20 years as an educator."I have seen it growing," she told Daily Herald Media. "I have a student coaching at John Muir (Middle School) in Wausau who has a visually impaired student who wants to play basketball. He asked me, 'What kind...
Humbling trees

...diameter of up to 8 feet. Washington's trees, impressive now, were far more impressive in the past. Conservationist John Muir once found a Douglas-fir in Washington that measured 12 feet in diameter at a height of 5 feet above the ground. When...
American dippers - the toughest bird on the Kenai

...weave."If you're looking for something to read during these first dreary days of 2013, download chapter 13 from John Muir's book, "The Mountains of California." This whole chapter is lovingly devoted to Muir's favorite bird, the water-ouzel...
Refuge Notebook: Book puts a finger on the 'nature-deficit disorder'

...that's where all the electrical outlets are." Comments like this send shudders down the spines of nature lovers. John Muir would roll over in his grave. Louv's book has touched a nerve in parents and environmental educators around the U...
Patricia Ruth Muir

...Brian Adams, Jaxom Widby and Kayla Widby; great-grandchildren, Kenneth Yona Scott and Jordyn Flavin; nephew, Loren John Muir and his family; and cousin, Sharon O?Toole and her children. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made...


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