Learn about the Muries' wilderness conservation legacy. The Murie Ranch became a basecamp for discussion and debate among conservation leaders striving to protect wilderness—a vital component of the American landscape.
Pioneering wildlife biologists, Olaus and Adolph Murie’s scientific work forever changed the field of ecology. Adolph’s groundbreaking work helped move science toward holistic management of ecosystems instead of the management of individual species.
Learn about how the Murie families inspired others. Through science, art and writing, the Muries captured and personified the spirit of wilderness. They inspired those who visited the Murie Ranch to become advocates for protecting wild places.