November 23, 2014

Conservation is Conservative

Senator Howard Baker

ConservAmerica is today’s home for Republican’s who share Sen. Baker’s idealism. “Even in his first term, at a time when Senate norms said that freshmen should be seen and not heard, Baker played a strong legislative role, including on the Clean Air Act, the beginning of a sustained interest and involvement in environmental issues that […]

Jon Huntsman Jr Calls for GOP Leadership on Climate

Gov.  Jon Huntsman Jr. keynoting ConservAmerica's annual Theodore Roosevelt Banquet in 2011

“TO waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.” These words were spoken by one […]

Trammell S. Crow Receives Prestigious Honor

Catholic Museum

Trammell S. Crow, a member of the ConservAmerica board of directors and tireless supporter of our organization, was honored last week by The National Museum of Catholic Art and Library for his Lifetime Achievement in the field of environmental protection. The black tie event also honored Raymond Flynn, former mayor of Boston and former Ambassador […]

Oscar Simpson Honored by BHA

Oscar Simpson

Bill Wiley, a leading voice for ConservAmerica in New Mexico, reports Oscar Simpson, a long time member of ConservAmerica, has been recognized with the 2014 Aldo Leopold Award by Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. This prestigious award honors Oscar for his work getting the Rio Grande Del Norte, Organ Mts & Valle Vidal wilderness areas into […]

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 […]

Theodore Roosevelt Banquet Covered by Newsmax

Newsmax published a piece today on our successful Theodore Roosevelt Banquet with the Hon. Fred Upton as keynote speaker. “Upton made his remarks to a packed audience of ConservAmerica, which honors and encourages Republican support for conservation.” Read the entire piece here.

New Mexico Victories

Mexican gray wolf

Conservation is a contact sport. We are very proud of a core group of members, led by the executive committee, in New Mexico who work tirelessly under the auspices of ConservAmerica to protect that beautiful state’s natural resources. Their recent advocacy has resulted in two big achievements: New Mexico’s fish and game department has partnered […]

Why Wouldn’t GOPers like renewable energy?

Hawaii Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Article from New York Times that mentions a few people connected to ConservAmerica, including Hawaii State Representative Cynthia Thielen.

Republicans Push for Land and Water Conservation Fund

Last week, a group of Republicans in Congress sent a letter to Chairman Calvert of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. “We are writing to emphasize the high priority we and other members of our conference place on resolving the funding challenges facing the Land and Water Conservation Fund, our nation’s […]

Why Republican Leadership Matters

This morning, we received a bulk email from a major green group crowing about “killing a proposed coal plant” in Michigan. Yes, ConservAmerica believes there are better options for consumers, industry, and the environment than coal. Our “Cleaner, Here, Now” energy policy is a pragmatic look at moving beyond coal. The small town newspaper reported […]