July 30, 2015

Conservation is Conservative

Fortenberry Receives Conservation Accolades

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry

Our friend, Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, has been named this year’s National Wildlife Federation’s Legislative Conservation Achievement Award. The annual “Connies” are held each May. Rep. Fortenberry recently joined ConservAmerica for an intimate conference on energy options in America. His thoughtful participation was a key to its success. Here is what NWF said about our […]

Rep. Fred Upton: Action Hero


A colleague described Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as a conservation action figure. In the past two weeks, he has sponsored two important water conservation bills. The Drinking Water Protection Act and the Micro-bead Free Water Act both bear Upton’s common sense, forward-thinking stamp. Upton, during his career, […]

Independence Day: Public Lands and Liberty

Flag at Eielson Visitor Center, Denali National Park. Photo: wikimedia commons

Independence Day: Public Lands and Liberty As Americans head to cottages, campgrounds, lakes, and parks to celebrate Independence Day, ConservAmerica remembers why we’ve protected and passed public lands on to generations of Americans. There has been much reporting in recent weeks about the rekindling of the Sagebrush Rebellion and western lawmakers calling for federal lands […]

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The Gipper

Our Most Effective Environmental Statute

THE CLEAN AIR ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1990 Earth Day 2014 Twenty five years later, historians and politicos are beginning to give President George H. W. Bush well deserved accolades for his administration’s accomplishments. In 1988, during the height of the presidential campaign, Bush proclaimed he would be “the environmental president”. His legacy backs up that […]

Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Awards

Al Sample, Executive Director of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation accepts TR Award

ConservAmerica held its annual Theodore Roosevelt Award function in Washington, D.C. on March 12, 2014. A full house celebrated the GOP’s great conservation legacy. The four Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award honorees were: Gifford Pinchot and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation. Gifford Pinchot created the U.S. Forestry Service and was our nation’s first chief forester. Serving […]

Gifford Pinchot, Pinchot Institute for Conservation Recognized by ConservAmerica

Gifford Pinchot

At our annual Theodore Roosevelt Banquet on March 12, ConservAmerica will recognize the tremendous contribution to American conservation by Gifford Pinchot and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation. The Pinchot Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary this year of its founding at Grey Towers, the former Pinchot home in Pennsylvania. To learn more, watch this trailer for […]

President Nixon’s 1970 State of the Union address

Here is an excerpt from President Nixon’s annual message to Congress, delivered on January 22, 1970: “The great question of the seventies is, shall we surrender to our surroundings, or shall we make our peace with nature and begin to make reparations for the damage we have done to our air, to our land, and […]

Barry Goldwater and the Archdruid

Barry Goldwater  during an interview at his home in December, 1988.

Years after fighting to approve the Glen Canyon Dam, conservative/libertarian icon Barry Goldwater said: “What have we done to this beautiful desert, to our wild rivers? All that dam building on the Colorado, across the West, was a big mistake. What in the world were we thinking?” The LA Times wrote about Goldwater’s change of […]

Theodore Roosevelt Banquet, March 12

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was featured speaker at our 2010 TR Banquet.

CONSERVAMERICA’S THEODORE ROOSEVELT BANQUET “A Celebration of the GOP’s Great Conservation Heritage” Date: March 12, 2014 Place: Hyatt Regency Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC Time: 6:30PM Keynote Speaker: The Hon. Fred Upton Special Tribute to: Trammell S. Crow and Earth Day Texas Gifford Pinchot/The Pinchot Institute–50th Anniversary President […]