November 30, 2015

Conservation is Conservative


U.S. Sen. Steve Daines casts a line in the North Fork Flathead River on Aug. 24, 2015. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

Many thanks to reporter Tristan Scott of the Flathead Beacon for this column . “In recent years, a new brand of GOP lawmaker has emerged. These “Teddy Roosevelt Republicans” must walk a fine line between their conservation values back home and the partisan politicking in Washington.” Please read the entire column at Flathead Beacon


By Rob Sisson The resignation of Speaker John Boehner started a firestorm of editorials and social media analysis about the state of the Republican Party. Most portray a broken party, bereft of leaders. With Congress’ approval rating hovering around 13% and disapproval at 77% (Real Clear Politics compilation), pundits erroneously deploy ecological fallacy to paint […]

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 […]

Will You Share this Meme?

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 […]