Adolph Murie
Adolph Murie

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Name: Adolph Murie
Occupation: Environmentalist
Gender: Male
Birth Day: September 6, 1899
Death Date: Aug 14, 1974 (age 74)
Age: Aged 74
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Adolph Murie

Adolph Murie was born on September 6, 1899 in United States (74 years old). Adolph Murie is an Environmentalist, zodiac sign: Virgo. Find out Adolph Murienet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Naturalist who studied wolves in their native Arctic habitat and became instrumental in the forming the Denali National Park and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. His book, A Naturalist in Alaska, won the John Burroughs Medal in 1963.


In the 1950s he led the opposition to a proposed highway and a tourist hotel in the interior of Mount McKinley National Park.

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As per our current Database, Adolph Murie died on Aug 14, 1974 (age 74).

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Before Fame

He was inspired to devote his life to the study of plants and animals after a visit to the Mount McKinley National Park in Alaska.

Biography Timeline


Adolf Winstrom was born on September 6, 1899, in Moorhead, Minnesota, the child of Ed and Marie Winstrom. In 1922, prior to completing college, Adolph Murie joined his brother, Olaus Murie, on an expedition to Mount McKinley National Park, the first of many trips he would make to Alaska to do biological research. Murie received a bachelor's degree from Concordia College, and attended graduate school at the University of Michigan, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1929. He subsequently worked on projects for the university's Zoology Museum, among other things doing research on mammals in Guatemala and British Honduras.


In 1934, Adolph Murie went to work for the Wildlife Division of the National Park Service. In total, he would spend the better part of thirty-two years working for the National Park Service and earned the National Park Service Distinguished Service Award. In 1937, Murie conducted a study of coyotes in Yellowstone National Park, published as Ecology of the Coyote in Yellowstone. This book set off a storm of controversy within the Service, and represents one of the first studies published that argued against the Service's long tradition of predator eradication. In 1939, the National Park Service assigned Murie to assess the relationship between the Dall sheep and the wolf in the Mount McKinley area. The resulting book, The Wolves of Mt. McKinley, is considered a classic, especially given the detailed field observations which Murie spent hours collecting from 1939–1941, including the discovery that wolves ate mice. The publication of these two works led directly to the termination of the predator eradication programs in Yellowstone and Mount McKinley national parks. He based himself in 1939 at Sanctuary River Cabin No. 31, in Denali park, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Along with his brother, Olaus, Murie helped to enlarge existing national park boundaries and to create additional new units, notably the Jackson Hole National Monument in 1943 (it was upgraded to national park status several years later, then incorporated into the Grand Teton National Park).


Murie's book, A Naturalist in Alaska, won the John Burroughs Medal in 1963. In addition to his books, Murie published numerous articles against predator control programs and excessive human intrusion on wilderness areas. He wrote letters and submitted testimony to Congress regarding Isle Royale, Jackson Hole, Mount McKinley, and other wilderness areas threatened by development or predator control programs, including an article against pesticide use in Grand Teton National Park in 1966.


Adolph Murie suffered from epilepsy and died from a seizure on August 16, 1974, at the STS Ranch, now part of the Murie Ranch Historic District in Moose, Wyoming. The ranch was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998, and the house and grounds are the headquarters for the Murie Center, a non-profit organization which, in partnership with Grand Teton National Park, engages people to understand and commit to conserving wildlife and wild places—the same values to which the Muries dedicated their lives.


In 1976 the Stanford University Law School established the "Olaus and Adolph Murie Award" for the best work done by a student in Environmental Law, and continues to give the award annually.


The Murie Science and Learning Center in Denali National Park was opened and officially dedicated to Adolph Murie on August 16, 2004. The center is open all seasons and serves as the visitor's center for the park in the winter.

Family Life

Adolph's half-brother Olaus directed the Wilderness Society, and championed with him the passage of the Wilderness Act.

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