[John Muir et al]


Sec. of the Interior


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"To explore, enjoy, and render accessible the mountain regions of the Pacific Coast; to publish authentic information concerning them; to enlist the support and co-operation of the people and the Government in preserving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains."SIERRA CLUB2901 Channing WayBerkeley, Cal.Board of Directors-1907-1908Mr. John Muir, President MartinezProf. A. G. McAdie, Vice-President. San FranciscoProf. J. N. Le Conte, Treasurer. BerkeleyMr. William E. Colby, Secretary. BerkeleyProf. Wm. F. Badè BerkeleyProf. George Davidson 2221 Washington St., S. F.Prof. W. R. Dudley Stanford UniversityMr. Warren Olney San FranciscoMr. E. T. Parsons University Club, San FranciscoOuting CommitteeMr. Wm. E. Colby, ChairmanProf. J. N. Le Conte Mr. E. T. ParsonsHonorary Vice-PresidentsProf. George Davidson San FranciscoMr. R. U. Johnson The Century, New YorkPres. David Starr Jordan Stanford UniversityMr. Gifford Pinchot Washington, D.C.Committee on PublicationsMr. Elliott McAllister, Editor San FranciscoProf. Wm. F. Badè, Book Reviews BerkeleyProf. Wm. R. Dudley, Forestry Notes Stanford Univ.Mr. Alex. G. Eeils Prof. H. W. RolfeMr. E. T. Parsons Mr. Willoughby RodmanTo The Honorable Secretary of the Interior Washington D. C.Sir:-The Sierra Club begs to submit the following suggestions as to road building and other needed improvements in Yosemite National Park.I. That a general plan for the treatment of the floor of Yosemite Valley be made by a competent landscape artist and carried out under his supervision, at a coat of about one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. This would Include the thinning and clearing of undergrowth jungles; the building of a permanent system of roads located with reference to scenery aesthetic effects, and general usefulness, and the restoration of the downtrodden herbaceous vegetation to something like the beauty of wildness.II. That a road be built into Hetch Hetchy Valley connecting with the present wagon road which now terminates at a distance of about nine miles from the lower end of the Valley. Government engineers have estimated that the cost of such a road would be about06348


Berkeley [Calif.]

Date Original

circa [1907]


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 1321

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