Category: Roosevelt Reflections

Our blog is where we break down the conservation issues that sportsmen and women need to know about. Get the latest intel from Capitol Hill, learn more about complex science and policy, and follow along with field reports from our staff on the ground. This is where conservation gets personal.

January 14, 2012

Treat Natural Resources as Assets

“The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value.” -Theodore Roosevelt, speech before Colorado Livestock Association,...


November 14, 2011

T.R. the fire-starter.

When we halted for the evening meal we came near learning by practical experience how easy it is to start a prairie fire. We were camped by a dry creek on a broad bottom...


October 14, 2011

The Fundamental Problem

“The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others.” Theodore Roosevelt, address to the Deep Waterway Convention, Memphis, Tenn., Oct....


September 14, 2011

Optimism is Good…

Optimism is a good characteristic, but if carried to an excess, it becomes foolishness. We are prone to speak of the resources of this country as inexhaustible; this is not so. -Theodore Roosevelt, seventh...


July 14, 2011

Conservation Protection

Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the...


June 18, 2011

Great Waterways

The public must retain control of the great waterways. It is essential that any permit to obstruct them for reasons and on conditions that seem good at the moment should be subject to revision...


April 18, 2011

So-called Bad Lands

“I heartily enjoy this life, with its perfect freedom, for I am very fond of hunting, and there are few sensations I prefer to that of galloping over these rolling limitless prairies, with rifle...


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