"Despite what the culture the media lead the public to believe, conservation starts with conservatives, and farmers and ranchers are our nation’s vital environmentalists. That was the message Saturday from former Colorado Congressman Bob Beauprez, the son of a dairy farmer and a rancher."
"As Westerners who love liberty, limited government, and the land, it’s high time we stop letting the bicoastal progressives claim heartland conservatives and the GOP want to despoil the environment. What lot of bovine scatology.
Conservatives don’t care about the earth? Please. No one cares more about conserving America’s natural and spiritual heritage than we do."
Centennial Institute: Environment 2017- Western Way is the Right Way
"Colorado has a long history of attracting innovators looking to create economic opportunities. Our state's earliest pioneers who developed new ways to farm and ranch in an unforgiving climate understood that an ethos of conservation, efficient use of resources and cooperation is necessary to gain a competitive edge. Today's entrepreneurs and risk takers are no different than the settlers who came before them."
Conservatives have tried hard to draw favorable links between Donald Trump and their beloved Teddy Roosevelt. While the two New Yorkers share common character traits, the more relevant question is whether a President Donald Trump would make any attempt to model his initiatives after President Roosevelt’s legacy achievement as a conservative conservationist. The political and policy opportunities are ripe for a President Trump to create such a resurgence.
"Western voters are facing significant issues that have been largely ignored by Mr. Trump and Ms. Clinton. At Wednesday’s debate, in the center of the Western swing states, the presidential nominees would be well served to address these issues of critical concern to Western state voters.
This election year only one presidential debate will be held in the Western United States. Wednesday’s debate, being held in Nevada, offers the candidates an opportunity to share their positions on issues of critical concern to Western swing state voters. Failure to address these issues would be political miscalculation by the presidential nominees and would disrespect Western voters.
A recent poll, the 2016 Conservation in the West Poll, found that 75 percent of voters in the West believe that issues involving public lands, waters, and wildlife are important in deciding whether or not to support a candidate, even when compared to other issues like the economy, health care and education. That same poll found that 68 percent of voters think that presidential candidates do not understand these issues. So, Western swing state voters may actually base their vote on Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton’s position on issues that they have almost entirely ignored."