Local News

In the footsteps of John Muir

Click here for iFriendly audio.

John Muir is one of the most renowned naturalists of the last two centuries.

Mt. Dewey trail head in Wrangell with dedication to John Muir – Photo by Shady Grove Oliver

Several presidents turned to Muir’s work when planning America’s first National Parks.

In the late 1800s, Muir decided to make the journey to the far north in search of glaciers. His exploration would eventually lead to the creation of Glacier Bay National Park.

But the first stop on his great Alaskan expedition was Wrangell Island in the Inside Passage.

KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver traces the history of Muir in Wrangell from his first steps on the island to his continued influence today…

To hear this story as it was featured on”AK” from Alaska News Nightly, click here.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Red Chris Mine waits for final permit

red chris mine
A controversial British Columbia mine upriver from Wrangell and Petersburg is slated to ramp up to full production this summer. But the Red Chris Mine is still waiting for final approval from the B.C. government and a First Nations group. more

Wrangell faces water shortage

faucet
Wrangell officials are asking residents to reduce water consumption because of a shortage at the community’s reservoirs. more