John Muir National Historic Site Published: December 17, 2016
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John Muir played many roles in his life, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir’s writings convinced the U.S. government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as national parks. John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) preserves and protects the home and portions of the Alhambra Valley agricultural estate where John Muir lived, worked, and is buried, to memorialize and connect people with Muir’s global legacy as an influential naturalist, writer, and champion for protecting national parks and wild lands. The selected intern will assist park staff in a large land-use planning effort that is being initiated in 2017 for John Muir NHS. The planning effort will coordinate visitor use, facilities, and natural and cultural resources management. The site plan will address how and where visitors access the open space, facilities and siting, relationship of the land within the greater context of the City of Martinez and unincorporated Contra Costa County, as well as resource management and interpretation and education requirements.

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