July 28, 2014

Growing a Greener GOP From the Ground Up

Meme of the Day

Presidential Preference Poll

White House

Take our Facebook poll: Who would best represent the GOP’s great conservation legacy in the White House?

ConservAmerica Endorses Rick Snyder for Michigan Governor

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

ConservAmerica is proud to announce its endorsement of Rick Snyder for governor of the Great Lake State of Michigan. “Governor Snyder’s record is one of strong, pragmatic leadership on conservation and environmental issues. His decision making process balances the needs of today’s citizens with those coming in future generations,” said Rob Sisson, president of ConservAmerica. […]

The Politics of the Positive

By Rob Sisson My Memorial Day weekend was spent in the tiny town of Fowler, Indiana. It’s my wife’s hometown and we were there to begin the sad process of preparing her late parents’ home for sale. Fowler is the county seat of Benton County, which bills itself as the Soybean Capital of the World. […]

Liberty and Water

Great American outdoor writer and sportsman, Hal Herring

The great outdoor writer, Hal Herring, explains why water pollution is an attack on our personal liberty and freedom: “Takings of private property values by ruining rivers or water supplies are becoming commonplace.” “It has become woefully clear, in the past year or so, that when we fail to conserve these assets, and protect them […]

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 […]

Growing Support for Full Funding for LWCF

By Rob Sisson, City Commissioner and Former Mayor, Sturgis, MI (and president of ConservAmerica) The Land and Water Conservation Fund was established with broad support of Congress in 1965. Congress established annual funding at $900 million–though in recent years its funding has been a fraction of that amount. The source of LWCF funding is royalty […]

Benishek’s wilderness bill first since 2009

Dan Benishek

Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-1) was sponsor of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Wilderness bill which passed the House last week and was signed into law by President Obama yesterday (March 13, 2014). It is a remarkable accomplishment–the first wilderness bill passed and signed into law since 2009. That’s Republican conservation leadership! Thank you Rep. […]

Black Bear Selfies

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources collaborative program to study predator-prey relationships. A video camera is attached to a collar on a black bear. Watch the incredible eating machine by clicking “Post” below! Beware, our tummies are aching after watching it! Post by Michigan Predator-Prey Project.

Flood Insurance Fix

Click on this link to read the Flood Insurance Coalition letter to Congress Toomey Flood Insurance Coalition The National Flood Insurance Program provides a perverse incentive to build in environmentally sensitive areas prone to storm surges and floods. The continued use of taxpayer dollars to subsidize the program is both fiscally and environmentally irresponsible.