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Inventory of the John D. Olmsted Papers
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Description
John DeVeaux Olmsted was born on March 2, 1938 and died March 8, 2011. He founded the Mendocino-Tahoe Conservancy. He also worked to establish or save many California State Parks. He was instrumental in the creation of the Independence Trail, a wheelchair accessible nature trail in South Yuba State Park in California.
Background
John DeVeaux Olmsted was born on March 2, 1938 and died March 8, 2011. He had a 40 year career as a naturalist in California. Sometimes called "the father of the trail", he founded and saved California parks, including Jug Handle, a state reserve near Mendocino, the South Yuba River State Park which includes the Independence Trail, the first wheelchair accessible nature trail. Before his death, he founded the Mendocino-Tahoe Conservancy
Extent
0.4 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.