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David Brower was a conservationist, mountain climber, a person of conviction
who loved the wilderness. As a skilled mountain climber, he made the first of seventy routes in
Yosemite and later went on to climb Shiprock in 1939, which at the time was known as “the
last great American climbing problem.” He was a prominent environmentalist and founder of
many environmental organizations, the most well known was The Sierra Club Foundation. He
later went on to establish, among many others, the Friends of Earth (FOE) in 1969 and the Earth
Island Institute in 1982.
It was his dream to preserve the environment, not only for his descendants but for future
generations. This dream was inspired by the work of John Muir (1838-1914), an
environmentalist and Scottish-born American naturalist who was the founder of The Sierra Club
(not to be confused with The Sierra Club Foundation) in 1862. The Sierra Club is one of the
most important conservationist organizations in the United States. David was elected the first
Executive Director and served from 1952 until 1969. He also …