Date of Award
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)
John Muir is known for having helped found the Sierra Club, and for having been its first president. Muir Woods, a grove of old-growth redwoods and popular tourist destination north of San Francisco, is named for him. California's state quarter features Muir and world-renowned Yosemite National Park, which he assisted in founding. He also fought to prevent the Tuolumne River from being dammed to create the Hetch Hetchy reservoir. Thus, Muir clearly possessed conservationist attitudes and ardently practiced them.
Ward, Bradley B., "John Muir: A Rugged, Religious, Sensitive Mountain Man" (2009). Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Student Scholarship. 72.