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Executive Order On National Monuments Could Test Secretary Zinke's Pledge To Roosevelt Conservatism

A long April weekend spent exploring Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument revealed the wondrous nature of this arid Sonoran landscape that prompted President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to set it aside as part of the National Park System 80 years ago, and underscored the incalculable worth of the Antiquities Act that enabled him to do so.

Op-Ed | Holding True To President Roosevelt's Vision At Theodore Roosevelt National Park

In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt stated, "Of all the questions which can come before this nation…there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us." More than a century later, as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, this comment rings true, though shrouded in irony.

Visitor Center Hits The Road At Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Last weekend, the “Roving Ranger,” a new mobile visitor center for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, made its inaugural voyage to Mallows Bay on the Potomac River. The vehicle is the size of a delivery truck and features large images of the Chesapeake Bay on all sides.