Saturday, October 27, 2012

Celebrate Theodore Roosevelt's Birthday

Since becoming employed with the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership  one year ago. I've read more about Theodore Roosevelt then I ever learned in school.  Roosevelt was 42 years old when sworn in as President of the United States in 1901, making him the youngest president ever; his mission was to conserve land for the public and for fish and wildlife. He created the first  U.S. national wildlife refuge on March 14, 1903, when he set aside Pelican Island as a sanctuary and breeding ground for native birds and he is signed into legislation 5 national parks.  He vigorously led Congress and the American public toward new reforms and a strong foreign policy. As President, he considered himself a "steward of the people." He felt it was his duty to take whatever actions necessary for the public good.  

Our public land is for us to enjoy now and in the future. Like Roosevelt, the mission of TRCP is to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish, by strengthen laws, policies and practices affecting fish and wildlife conservation by leading partnerships that influence decision makers. Join the thousands of sportsmen working to conserve our public land for future generations.