Martin Litton – Grand Canyon Dories

Martin Litton | © John Blaustein

© John Blaustein

Martin Litton has run many campaigns to oppose the construction of dams on the Colorado and for dams being constructed within Grand Canyon National Park. He has won protections for 5 rivers threatened by dams. His most recent environmental activities have revolved around opposing logging in the Sequoia National Forest and the recently created Giant Sequoia National Monument, and campaigning to remove the Glen Canyon Dam. In 2004 at the age of 87, he broke his own record as the oldest person to run the Grand Canyon, rowing the entire trip in a dory.

Litton served on the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club from 1964 to 1973. In 1990 he convinced Harriet Burgess to found the American Land Conservancy and served on the executive committee for ten years. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and on the Honorary Board of Directors of the Glen Canyon Institute.

Read more about Martin Litton and his accomplishments in this great interview with O.A.R.S.

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