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John Muir and The Sierra Club

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Melanie Berringer

on 6 December 2013

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Transcript of John Muir and The Sierra Club

John Muir and the Sierra Club
John Muir
Leadership of The Sierra Club
President Muir and the Sierra Club
-Founded in 1892 by Muir and his friend Henry Senger
-First project was to turn Yosemite into a National Park
-Muir was the president from its founding until he died in 1914
Muir as a Relational Leader
Muir as a Reluctant Leader
"I would gladly do anything in my power to preserve Natures sayings and doings here or elsewhere, but have no geniuses for managing society."
-Muir 1889
John Muir 1838-1914
California Cottonwood
(Populus Trichocarpa)
Source of Power
-Expert Power: Expert on the natural spaces the Sierra Club was trying to protect
-Legitimate Power: As president of the Sierra Club
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