Theodore Roosevelt - Hero of American Conservation
26th President of the United States (25th Vice President), Governor of New York, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, U.S. Civil Service Commission, President of the Board of New York City Police Commissioners, New York State Assembly, Harvard graduate (left Columbia Law School).
Theodore Roosevelt brought a staggering portfolio to the cause of American Conservation and is considered to be a hero for his massive great works : Crater Lake National Park/ Wind Cave National Park/ Sullys National Park/ Creation of the U.S. Forest Service/ Chalmette National Historic Park/ Platt National Park/ Mesa Verde National Park/ Muir Woods National Monument/ Devil's Tower National Monument/ El Morro National Monument/ Chico Canyon National Monument/ Petrified Forest National Monument/ Montezuma Castle National Monument/ Cinder Lake National Monument/ Lassen Peak National Monument/ Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument/ Tonto National Monument/ Grand Canyon National Monument/ Pinnacles National Monument/ Jewell Cave National Monument/ Natural Bridges National Monument/ Tumacalori National Monument/ Lewis & Clark National Monument/ Wheeler National Monument/ Mount Olympus National Monument.
230,000,000 acres preserved forever/ 150 National Forests/ 4 National Game Preserves/ 5 National Parks/ 18 National Monuments/ 24 Reclamation Projects/ 7 Conservation Conferences and Commissions/ signer of the Act for the Preservation of American Antiquities (Antiquities Act/ National Monuments Act.)
The Palisades Interstate Park (New York/ New Jersey) was created during his term as Governor of New York.
Childhood illnesses led to young "Teedy" having time to cultivate a fascination with Zoology, insects and Natural History. As he matured, he became a published ornithologist - also publishing "The Naval War of 1812" after graduating from Harvard.
Following disillusionment with political squabbles during his time in the New York Assembly, Roosevelt returned to his ranch in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory. He then built a second ranch in North Dakota. He led a frontier life, later returning to his estate at Sagamore Hill - Oyster Bay, N.Y. - which will remain pristine forever.
Roosevelt's environmental legacy will live on in the hearts, minds and wondrous experiences of nature of people from America and all over the world - generation after generation.