John Muir spent years wandering the wilds of North America, learning about nature firsthand.  But as much as the great conservationist loved to wander among the rocks and trees, he also had a deep love of home and family. This film focuses on the years John Muir spent reaching out across the nation, in writing and in person, from his home in Martinez, Calif.  His passionate pleas for the preservation of wild lands resulted in the establishment of at least four national parks and the birth of a conservation movement that remains strong today. 

Length: 7 minutes.  Funded by the National Park Service.


Narrated by Carol Rosenberg

Written and directed by Diane LaMacchia

Cinematography by Doug Prose

Music by Doug Prose and Ed Goldfarb

Produced by Doug Prose and Diane LaMacchia