Conservationists and Environmentalists in the: U.S. | San Francisco Bay Area | New Jersey|
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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) - Author, poet, naturalist, surveyor, historian, transcendentalist, ...
Known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings.
John_Muir (1838-1914) - Naturalist, author, leader in the formation of the modern environmental movement.
Theodore Roosevelt (T.R.) (1858-1919) - 26th president or the United States 1901-1909
William O. Douglas (1898-1980) - Supreme Court Justice 1939-1975
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) - Photogropher and environmentalist
Mardy Murie (1902-2003) - "Grandmother of the Conservation Movement"
Rachel Carson (1907-1964) - Marine biologist and nature writer; Author of "Silent Spring"
William Edward Colby (1875-1964) - Lawyer, conservationist, and first Secretary of the Sierra Club.
David Brower (1912-2000) - First Executive Director of the Sierra Club 1952-1969
Dr. Edgar Wayburn (1906-2010) - Physician, 5 term president of the Sierra Club 1961-1969
Bill McKibben (1960-) - American environmentalist, author, and journalist
who has written extensively on the impact of global warming.
David Suzuki (1936-) - Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist.
Al Gore (1948-) - Vice President of the United States under Clinton 1993 to 2001.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (1954-) - Environmental lawyer
Pete Seeger (1919-2014) - Folksinger, environmentalist, Civil Rights and anti-war activist.
San Francisco Bay Area
- 1905 - William Kent - California Congresman who saved Muir Woods.
- 1934 - Caroline Livermore - founded both the Marin Audubon Society and the Marin Conservation League.
- 1961 - Kay Kerr, Sylvia McLaughlin, and Esther Gulick founded the "Save San Francisco Bay Association," now known simply as Save The Bay (savesfbay.org) and saved San Francisco Bay from being filled in and developed.
- 1962 - Dr. Marty Griffin was instrumental in creating Audubon Canyon Ranch and other wildlife sanctuaries along the county's coast and baylands.
- 1971 - Golden Gate National Recreation Area:
- Phillip Burton (1926-1983) - United States House of Representatives 1964-1983
- Dr. Edgar Wayburn (1906-2010) - Physician, 5 term president of the Sierra Club 1961-1969
- Amy Meyer - Author, Environmentalist
- John Jacobs (1926-2002) - 2nd Executive Director of San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal Agency (SPUR)
- 1972 - Mill Valley's Huey Johnson, founder of the Trust for Public Land and former resources secretary for California, continues to develop ideas and organizations that promote green plans for sustainability.
- 1980 - Phyllis Faber and Ellen Straus were prime movers in establishing the Marin Agricultural Land Trust in 1980.
- 1990's- Gordon Bennett - Marin County Environmentalist
Other Females Dr. Jane Goodall, Daryl Hannah, Erin Brockovich
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Mather, Stephen Tyng (1867-1930) - Industrialist and conservationist.
First director of the National Park Service, 1915.
Other 19th Century Pioneeers:
Marsh, George Perkins (1801-1882). Diplomat, geographer, and author of "Man and Nature"
Powell, John Wesley (1834-1902). Geologist, ethnologist, explorer
Pinchot, Gifford (1865-1948). Forester, a founder of the conservation movement,
First Chief of the United States Forest Service, 1905 , governor of Pennsylvania
Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) - Ecologist, forester, and environmentalist
Olmsted, Frederick Law Jr. (1890-1957) - Best known for his wildlife conservation efforts.
Landscape architect - (Son of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. - "Father of landscape architecture")
John P. Saylor (1908-1973) - Republican member of the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
He was dedicated to a number of environmental causes, including
the Wilderness Act of 1964, and the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
He advanced a currently rare view of the natural environment as crucial to
America's development and the culture of independence. He was dubbed "St. John"
by environmental advocates for his dogged work on environmental issues.
* Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), continued T. Roosevelt's conservation efforts in the west when he was President, but I couldn't find any evidence that he did much for the environment as Governor of NJ. He was Governor during a period of industrial expansion and there wasn't the concern for air and water quality back then.
- Senator - Frank Lautenberg (1924-2013) lifetime LCV score 95%
- Senator - Robert Menendez lifetime LCV score 94%
- Congressman - Rush Holt lifetime LCV score 100%
- Congressman - Frank Pallone lifetime LCV score 97%
- Former EPA chair - Lisa Jackson was previously Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
- Governors * Brendan Byrne, Tom Kean, Jim Florio.
See Sierra Club review of governors records.
- Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick (1910-1992)
- Sen. Bill Bradley and Congressman Bill Hughes brought Wild & Scenic status to the Great Egg Harbor River.
- Montclair Environmental Affairs Coordinator - Gray Russell -
In 2010 the US EPA awarded the prestigious Climate Showcase Community grant to Montclair.
See Gray Russell Recognized as State's Greenest Public Official
- NJ Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel
- Greg Auriemma chairman of the Ocean County Group of the Sierra Club,
was honored at the White House in 2013 as a "Champion of Change" for working to help his community prepare for consequences of a changing climate.
- Peter Montague, Ph.D. co-founder and director of Environmental Research Foundation (E.R.F.), former editor for Rachel's Environment & Health News, historian and Journalist. Started the campaign opposing the PurGen (clean coal) plant. He is in New Brunswick, NJ now -- email@example.com
Ted Glick - A co-founder in 2004 of the Climate Crisis Coalition and in 2005 coordinated the USA Join the World effort leading up to December 3rd actions during the United Nations Climate Change conference in Montreal.
Grist author; 2009 he finished a book manuscript, "Love Refuses to Quit: Climate Change and Social Change in the 21st Century." firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith.org/; (also NJDEP EJAC) "Fletcher Harper" email@example.com,
- Captain Bill Sheehan, ED of The Hackensack Riverkeeper
- Debbie Mans current Baykeeper & Executive Director
and Andrew J. Willner former ED of the NY/NJ Baykeeper.
- Tracy Carluccio, Delaware Riverkeeper
- Edison Wetlands ED Bob Spiegel
- Jim Walsh Eastern Region Director for Food & Water Watch
- The Hewitt and Cooper families donated lands to the state Including Ringwood Manor and others. The Abram S. Hewitt State Forest is named after the patriarch, former NYC Mayor.
- The Doris Duke Foundation operates Duke Farms in Hillsborough to inspire people to transform their approach to conservation and to start building a more sustainable future.
Dreamers & Defenders: American Conservationists, by Douglas H. Strong; University of Nebraska Press, 1988
"Man and Nature", by George Perkins Marsh, 1864
It is one of the first works to document the effects of human action on the environment and it helped to launch the modern conservation movement. Marsh argued that ancient Mediterranean civilizations collapsed through environmental degradation. Deforestation led to eroded soils that led to decreased soil productivity. Additionally, the same trends could be found occurring in the United States.
"Silent Spring", by Rachel Carson, 1962
Ranked with Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" and Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" for it's influence social change in American life.
Carson exposed the hazards of the pesticide DDT, eloquently questioned humanity's faith in technological progress and helped set the stage for the environmental movement.
In an era when conservative Republicans display outright hostility to environmentalism, it is interesting to look at their legacy.
The individuals credited with saving the most wilderness, Dr. Wayburn (100 million acres) and Theodore Roosevelt (230 million acres) were both republicans. Others include John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, John Saylor, Abraham Lincoln and even Richard Nixon who established the EPA.
Environmentalism and Conservation Movement at wikipedia
American Environmentalists at DuckDuckGo.com
Living People Influenced by John Muir
Marin's Environmental Heritage at Terra-Marin.com
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last updated 13 Jun 2013