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Edgar Wayburn, five-time Sierra Club president and biggest protector of American wilderness, dies at 103American wilderness lost a friend and tireless champion on Friday: Dr. Edgar Wayburn, a five-time Sierra Club president and physician, died at his San Francisco home at the age of 103. While not as famous as some Sierra Club compatriots like David Brower, he's credited with potecting more wilderness and parkland than any other U.S. citizen.
"I have loved medicine and conservation. In one sense, my involvement with both might be summed up in a single word: survival. Medicine is concerned with the short-term survival of the human species, conservation with the long-term survival of the human and other species as well. We are all related."Hear-hear, Edgar. Thanks for everything, and rest in peace.