“We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.” –Theodore Roosevelt
Roosevelt used his authority to protect wildlife and public lands by creating the United States Forest Service (USFS) and establishing 150 national forests, 51 federal bird reserves, 4 national game preserves, 5 national parks, and 18 national monuments by enabling the 1906 American Antiquities Act. During his presidency,Theodore Roosevelt protected approximately 230 million acres of public land.
Watching Elks to protect and fight for their territory in Rocky Mountain Nation Park was an adventure. There we saw a younger Elk (on the right) entering the “king’s” territory and challenging the “king” (left). After a fight, he was chased out of the territory.
I’m always enjoy watching birds and deer in our local nature preserve parks:
Next week, Patti will be offering LAPC #151, be sure to check out her site then! Her theme is From Large to Small. Patti gives us some details: “Pick a color and take several photos that feature that color. Start with a photo of a big subject in that color (for example, a wall) and move all the way down to a small subject in that same color (for example, an earring).”