10/27/2014 10:55 AM EDT
Happy birthday to our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt! Roosevelt would become known as the country’s Conservationist President for his work protecting wildlife and public lands — which included establishing the first wildlife refuge and protecting approximately 230,000,000 acres of public land.
Pictured here is Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North
Dakota’s Badlands. The park was created to honor Roosevelt and his conservation work. Photo by Brad Starry (www.sharetheexperience.org).