Wilderness Idea, The: <EM>John Muir, Gifford Pinchot and the First Great Battle for Wilderness</EM> (VHS)

Wilderness Idea, The: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot and the First Great Battle for Wilderness (VHS)

Filmmakers: Lawrence Hott & Diane Garey
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An exploration of the first national controversy about America's wilderness: Should Hetch Hetchy, a valley within Yosemite National Park, be dammed and flooded to form a reservoir for San Francisco? By tracing the paths of the leaders of the two factions in the conflict, John Muir and Gifford Pinchot, the film brings to life an important moment in American history, and provides a context for understanding the environmental issues of today.

Other credits: A film by Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey