I'm curious if anyone else is watching this mini-series...
So far I have gained even more admiration for John Muir, and his work.
Ironically, a couple of weeks ago, I went to tour Gifford Pinchot's home in Milford, PA. It is called Grey Towers... While taking the tour, I did learn about his view of conservation, but I had no idea that he fought John Muir's efforts to keep Hetch Hetchy from becoming a reservoir.
The one thing I found out when touring the mansion, was that the land (which now has many trees), and the surrounding hills were all clear cut by the Pinchot family before Gifford became a forester, and started working toward sustainable use.
Around this area, is also where Audobon spent quite a bit of time, so I wonder if they were on opposite sides as well.
I have learned quite a bit about the history of National Parks, including a few that I have visited.
If anyone hasn't watched, but enjoys history, it would definitely be worth looking at the remaining episodes.