Martin Litton was born 100 years ago today and spent more than eighty years fighting for the environment. His legacy, in Grand Canyon and the West, is astounding. His greatest desire, when he left us some thirty months ago, is that we go out and do something, fight for something, stand up for what is right. Do not compromise. Now more than ever, we need to carry his energy and passion forward. “You have to,” he once told me. “Even though it is already too late. But that is often when great heroic things are done–when you’re going down with the ship.”

(Martin Litton at 85–photo by John Blaustein)