September 21, 2014

Growing a Greener GOP From the Ground Up

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 […]

What is conservatism?

Ah, that’s the million (or in the case of Super PAC’s, multi-million dollar) question. One of the great conservative minds of our generation shares his thoughts here. Here’s our favorite excerpt: “5. We must make the environment, the countryside, and the settled communities of our nation into priorities of government. Conservatism is a philosophy of […]

40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act, December 28, 1973. AP Photo

Today, marks the 40th anniversary of Republican president Richard Nixon’s signing of the Endangered Species Act. The Act passed the House by a vote of 355-4. Our late, good friend Russell Train played a key role in writing the bill. It’s difficult to think of a more successful piece of legislation. Today, we take for […]