8 Presidents Who Shaped America’s Public Lands

U.S. Department of the Interior

Ever wonder how our public lands system became what it is today? Check out the legacies of eight presidents who made a big difference in American conservation.

Theodore Roosevelt – It’s impossible to compile a list of presidents who impacted public lands without mentioning President Theodore Roosevelt. Often called a “force of nature” due to his energetic personality, he helped lay the foundation to protect wilderness and wildlife that shaped American land and culture. As president, Roosevelt created five national parks, 18 national monuments, 51 bird sanctuaries, began the National Wildlife Refuge system and set aside more than 100 million acres for national forests….Read More

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