Joseph E. Taylor III

Joseph E. Taylor III is a Canada Research Chair in environmental history at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. He is the author of Making Salmon: An Environmental History of the Northwest Fisheries Crisis and is completing a book on recreation titled Pilgrims of the Vertical: Rock Climbing and Modern Environmental Culture.

Environmentalism’s elitist tinge has roots in the movement’s history

Pretty, yes, but what about the people? Photo: National Park Service. North Americans love their heroes, and environmentalists are no exception. The hall of fame includes some of the biggest hitters from our nation’s past: John Muir, David McTaggart, Marjory …