There are fifty eight National Parks in the United States. One of the most instrumental players in designating open space to the elevation of a National Park was Theodore Roosevelt. Known as the “conservation President” Teddy Roosevelt did more to preserve wild lands in the US than any other president to date. His impact on the National Park system extended beyond his years in office, but as President he signed legislation establishing five new National Parks.
Elect Teddy is about acknowledging the groundbreaking work that Teddy Roosevelt did on behalf of the great outdoors which represents the natural beauty of this magnificent country. Fearing huge land grabs by industrial concerns, President Roosevelt saw early on that it would be necessary to secure our treasured wild lands, and be sure they would be treated with respect.
He assured a safe future for our country’s sprawling back country by signing into effect the Antiquities Act of June 8, 1906. The enactment proclaimed historic landmarks, historic or prehistoric structures along with other objects of scientific interest into federal ownership as national monuments for the preservation of wildlife and the enjoyment of the people. Just in his short tenure in public office, Roosevelt created 18 national monuments, including the Grand Canyon, fifty-one federal bird sanctuaries, 4 national game refuges and more than 100 million acres of national forest.
Elect Teddy is about keeping our readers’ attention on the gifts we enjoy because of the work that Theodore Roosevelt accomplished from a passion for Nature. I take my readers on tours of some of the most well known National Parks like Yellowstone, and those which most of you may not of heard of like Kenai Fjords in Alaska.
I also write about our National Park Service and the dedicated men and women who take to heart, the job of care taking and protecting our nation’s gems. Charged with the trust of the land we love, the National Park Service works 24/7. They are armed with knowledge and expertise in all aspects of eco-science. The Park Service System is complex and complete, but depends on the public’s appreciation to do their jobs to the best of their ability.
Thank you for coming to my article site Elect Teddy and thank you for being one of the millions who have supported our National Park System.