Conservation

 

Conservation emerged as a public policy during the first years of the twentieth century after Theodore Roosevelt became President of the United States. Issues pertaining to conservation policy helped to propel Roosevelt to seek the presidency again in 1912, and it was candidate Roosevelt and the Progressive Party that sought to use conservation as an issue to attract public support.

These pages are about conservation during the Progressive Era of the early twentieth century, and how conservation became an issue in the 1912 presidential campaign.