By Margaret E. Murie
The partnership of Olaus and Margaret Murie was a partnership with nature - pure and impassioned. They hold a significant history of the American conservation movement within the framework of their marriage. They initiated and insisted on critical legislation on behalf of wilderness, even the Wilderness Act of 1964. And they did not do it alone. Together they inspired a community of activism. Read their story written by Mardy herself.
A quote from Robert Redford: "Simply put, Mardy Murie is a national treasure. Her life has made a certain kind of life possible for the rest of us. Generations to come will feel her imprint, though they may not know it was how she lived her life that allowed them to witness some of the last wild places on Earth. They may not know that it is because of her life that their souls and spirits can be fed by what is natural and wild. I hope that those who come long after us will have TWO IN THE FAR NORTH in their satchels as they gaze upon these natural wonders and that they, too, will come away with the same resolve she had to protect these incredible gifts."
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