Wilderness Activist Murie Dies at 101 Mardy Murie, a pioneering conservationist who played a pivotal role in the establishment of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, died Sunday at age 101. A vigorous lobbyist for wilderness protection, Murie helped create both the Wilderness Society and the federal Wilderness Act. Hear NPR's Howard Berkes.
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Wilderness Activist Murie Dies at 101

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Mardy Murie, a pioneering conservationist who played a pivotal role in the establishment of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, died Sunday at age 101. A vigorous lobbyist for wilderness protection, Murie helped create both the Wilderness Society and the federal Wilderness Act. Hear NPR's Howard Berkes.

Mardy Murie, wrapped in furs on her return from her honeymoon in the Alaskan wilderness in winter, January 1925. Provided by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service © 2002 hide caption

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