October 23, 2014

Conservation is Conservative

Act Now to Support Sportsmen’s Act of 2012

Yesterday, Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked passage of one of the most important conservation acts in recent history. A $10 increase in the price of a federal duck stamp was one of the major reasons cited by GOP Senators. Nearly every conservation organization in the country, including Ducks Unlimited, supports this bill. We need […]

Conservative Quote of the Week–Wendell Berry

THE PEACE OF WILD THINGS When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron […]

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree on Public Lands

Many of our national forests and BLM units permit citizens to harvest their own Christmas trees from public land. While the practice is common in western states, permits are available from most national forest offices in the east, too. Click on this link to visit the US National Forest website to learn more. Tell us […]

Tell Us Your Favorite Grand Canyon or Zion National Park Memories

ConservAmerica president Rob Sisson, flanked by sons Ben and Nathaniel.

ConservAmerica members often ask me about my travels and for advice on travel to our country’s great open spaces. Many have more experience than me, but I thought I’d share notes from my family’s Thanksgiving trip to Zion and Grand Canyon National Park. One thing we learned is that we want to go back, see […]

Conservative Quote of the Week–Thanksgiving

From the Book of Common Prayer (1549) We give you thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of the earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains, and rivers; for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers. We praise you for these good gifts and pray that we may safe-guard […]

Be Thankful for Our Parks

THANKSGIVING TRAVELS My family wasn’t able to sneak in our usual summer trip “Out West” this year. Summers during election years are busy around ConservAmerica, and my twin teenage sons seem busier during summer than in homework-laden school months. So, this year, we’re heading to Zion National Park for Thanksgiving. Here’s a good article from […]

Conservation wins in a landslide!

According to acclaimed outdoors writer Hal Herring, voters last week approved 47 of 56 conservation initiatives on state ballots. You can read Hal’s column by clicking Field & Stream’s The Conservationist blog.

Audubon, ConservAmerica Pledge Passes 100,000 Signatures

Have you signed the American Eagle Compact? The Compact is a partnership between Audubon, one of America’s most venerable conservation organizations, and ConservAmerica. The Compact will be delivered to our elected leaders in Washington, D.C. by David Yarnold, president of Audubon, and Rob Sisson, president of ConservAmerica. Together, we can solve the important issues, conserve […]

Conservative Quote of the Week

“It would go a long way to caution and direct people in their use of the world that they were better studied and known in the creation of it. For how could man find the confidence to abuse it, while they should see the Great Creator stare them in the face, in all and every […]

Conservative Quote of the Week (Going Way Back)

The initial step for a soul to come to knowledge of God is contemplation of nature. Irenaeus (120-202 A.D.)