Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MARCH 9, 1956

David Brower's proof of deception (the Bureau of Reclamation’s budget sheet was not balanced) leads Congress to drop the dam projects in Dinosaur National Monument on March 9, 1956. That same day, Secretary of the Interior Douglas McKay resigns.

For the first time in American history, conservationists halt a major governmental development project.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Two Yosemites is an 11 minute short film by famous environmentalist David Brower for the Sierra Club in 1955.  It is a "Passionate portrayal of the beauty of Yosemite Valley contrasted with the ugliness of the low-water Hetch Hetchy Reservoir."

This film is included in the special features for the documentary called Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America, which is available on Netflix.  I highly recommend it!

Hetch Hetchy Valley 1906 (pre-reservoir)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


In late summer wild huckleberries grow on both sides of the Continental Divide.  So, if you are in or around Glacier National Park it is legal to pick and personally consume huckleberries, as long as you pick only 1 quart per person, per day.