Congress Expected to Vote Today on GOP Bill Attacking National Parks, Antiquities Act
By Bob Cesca
I spent most of Saturday hiking up and down the impossibly steep trails of Muir Woods National Monument. The expanse of ancient redwood groves and lush pine forests near San Francisco Bay was set aside in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt and named in honor of the conservationist chiefly responsible for the existence of our National Parks, John Muir, whose tireless campaigning in support of this continent’s most scenic natural places inaugurated our government’s role in preserving land for the enjoyment of the people, rather than for the exploitation of industry.
The National Park Service is absolutely “America’s Best Idea,” …read more
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