August 28, 2016

Conservation is Conservative

Rio Grande del Norte: New Mexico Members Help Protect Public Land Gem

Rio Grande del Norte. Photo by Oscar Simpson.

Rio Grande del Norte: Our Newest National Monument ConservAmerica’s New Mexico members actively supported protection for Rio Grande del Norte. Countless meetings, letters, and emails later, President Obama proclaimed the area a national monument under the Antiquities Act on Monday. Thanks to Scott MacCurdy, Bill Wiley, Phil Young, Ken Whiton, Oscar Simpson, and Barry Bitzer […]

Yes, Conservatives can be Environmentalists

Old Glory waving in blue skies

Jonathan Adler, a law professor at Case Western University, authored a paper on a conservative approach to conservation. We’ve been at this for 18 years, and we welcome the company! Click Wonkblog to see a Washington Post interview with Professor Adler and a link to his 26 page paper.

Pope Francis–Conservative Quote of the Week

Pilgrims in St. Peter's Square listen to the installation homily of Pope Francis.

Personal Note from Rob Sisson, President of ConservAmerica As a cradle Catholic, I have been following the recent events at the Vatican with great interest. Pope Francis, in just a few days, has made it clear that creation care will be one of the priorities of his papacy. This morning, at his inauguration Mass, he […]

World Water Day


March 22 is World Water Day. Water resources is one of three key policy areas ConservAmerica has selected to focus upon. Thinking in your own backyard, at the local government level, what 3 things should public policy makers do to conserve and protect water resources?

Ruckelshaus Institute Conservation Finance Forum


The Ruckelshaus Institute (named for long time ConservAmerica member, William Ruckelshaus) at University of Wyoming is offering a forum on Conservation Finance. Click Ruckelshaus Institute for more information.

Iowa Republicans Lead the Way

Kudos to Republican Governor Terry Branstad and Republican Rep. Steve King for putting Iowa citizens first. New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that wind-generated electricity made up 24.5 percent of all the electricity generated in Iowa in 2012, making Iowa the first state in the nation to exceed 20 percent of all […]

Keystone XL Pipeline


The title of ConservAmerica’s energy policy gives a strong hint as to its content: CLEANER, HERE, NOW. There are very few people in our nation who would not wave a magic wand to convert our energy production immediately to 100% clean and renewable, and create as many, if not more, good jobs as we currently […]