The life and writings of wilderness advocate Sigurd F. Olson
The Sigurd F. Olson Web Site
Born in Chicago in 1899, Sigurd Olson was an influential conservationist who played a critical role in the preservation of national parks, seashores, and wilderness areas in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Olson believed that spiritual experiences vital to modern life could be found in the wilderness, a belief that formed the basis of his writings and teachings. He wrote nine books, in addition to many articles, speeches, and interviews, and is best remembered for his best-selling book, The Singing Wilderness, published in 1956. This site provides an overview of Olson's life, the complete text of previously unpublished works, and a complete bibliography of works by and about Olson.