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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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Howard Berkes is a correspondent for the NPR Investigations Unit.