November 21, 2014

Conservation is Conservative

The Wilderness Act Turns 50

Rob and Theresa Sisson at the Murie Cabin.

Today is the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act. Olaus and Mardy Murie were among the small group of wilderness advocates who met regularly at their Moose, Wyoming cabin to write and promote The Wilderness Act. The Murie Ranch, a national historic site, is part of Grand Teton National Park. Our president, Rob Sisson, reflects […]

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 […]

Pope Francis Connects Knowledge to Creation Care

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“We see the beauty, harmony and goodness of all creation with the eyes of God its maker. As is clear from the lives of Saint Francis of Assisi and so many other saints, the gift of knowledge gives rise to grateful contemplation of the world of nature and joyful praise of the Creator. The perspective […]

Ronald Reagan at Theodore Roosevelt Island

TR’s 1908 Thanksgiving Address

TR's Thanksgiving

Proclamation 822 – Thanksgiving Day, 1908 October 31, 1908 By the President of the United States of America Thanksgiving Proclamation Once again the season is at hand when, according to the ancient custom of our people, it becomes the duty of the President to appoint a day of prayer and of thanksgiving to God. Year […]

Governor Christie on Climate Change

In the heat of his re-election campaign, Governor Christie gave this answer at a recent debate: Governor Christie at gubernatorial debate

Conservative Quote: John Paul II

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“Man thinks he can make arbitrary use of the earth, subjecting it without restraint to his will, as though it did not have its own requisites and a prior God-given purpose, which man can indeed develop but must not betray. Instead of carrying out his role as co-operator with God in the work of creation, […]

Taking our Children Outside

“For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” —Baba Dioum, Senegalese environmentalist The great outdoors writer, Hal Herring, wrote this poignant piece (title: Day After Tomorrow) about growing up outdoors and passing the gift onto our children. […]

In Memoriam: Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

“We must remember our duty to Nature before it is too late. That duty is constant. It is never completed. It lives on as we breathe. It endures as we eat and sleep, work and rest, as we are born and as we pass away. The duty to Nature will remain long after our own […]

Conservative Quote: Ronald Reagan

President Ronald Reagan

“I believe in a sound, strong environmental policy that protects the health of our people and a wise stewardship of our nation’s natural resources.” Ronald Reagan 1983