Special Section: Earth Movers and Shakers

The future of the nation's land is being shaped by a great number and variety of people. They are thinkers, politicians and planners as well as the developers who actually send out bulldozers and work crews to realize designers' dreams in steel, glass, concrete. Naming all the earth movers and shakers would be impossible, but here are some of the most influential:

LAURANCE S. ROCKEFELLER, 63, often called "America's Mr. Conservation." The third son of John D. Jr., he has given family land outright to the U.S. (33,500 acres to Grand Teton National Park, 5,000 acres to the Virgin Islands National Park);...

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