Margaret Murie was a naturalist and conservationist. In 1956, she began a campaign with her husband, Olaus Murie, to protect what is now the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She was awarded the the Audubon Medal, the John Muir Award, the Robert Marshall Conservation Award, and the J.N. "Ding" Darling Conservationist of the Year Award.
Olaus Murie, called the "father of modern elk management," was a naturalist and wildlife biologist. He was the first American Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand and served as president of the Wilderness Society. He was also a president of the Wildlife Society and a director of the Izaak Walton League. He received the Aldo Leopold Memorial Award Medal, the Pugsley Medal, the Audubon Medal, and the Sierra Club John Muir Award.