Boone and Crockett Applauds PBS National Parks Series
MISSOULA, Mont.—-(AmmoLand.com Firearms News)-The true health and wealth of our country is being rightly brought to light in the ongoing television series, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” Today the Boone and Crockett Club applauded the series’ treatment of early conservationists and especially Club members who committed their lives unselfishly for the betterment of future generations.
The six-episode series directed by Ken Burns is currently airing on PBS. Check local listings and get more information at www.pbs.org/nationalparks.
Though filmed over the course of more than six years at some of America’s most amazing natural settings, the series is actually a story of people.
Citizens from every conceivable background—rich and poor, famous and unknown, soldiers and scientists, natives and newcomers, idealists, artists and entrepreneurs—people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.
“Our hats are off to Ken Burns, Florentine Films and PBS for their exquisite and timely portrait of the people who established our national parks and the system that ensures their care in perpetuity,” said Boone and Crockett Club President Lowell E. Baier.
Baier said the series gives accurate and overdue acknowledgement to Boone and Crockett Club members like Theodore Roosevelt, George Bird Grinnell, Gifford Pinchot, Gen. Philip Sheridan, Senator John F. Lacey, Stephen T. Mather, Horace M. Albright, Charles Sheldon and others.
“We’re proud of our Club’s heritage and the contributions of hunter-conservationists who guided the Club in its early days and helped cast the mold for the most successful natural resource system ever conceived by man,” said Baier.
He added, “Sportsmen have realized for generations the spiritual importance of connecting with nature. ‘The National Parks: America’s Best Idea’ is uplifting, inspiring and a wonderful touchstone that all citizens should watch or own.”
About the Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair-chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the National Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Mont. For details, visit www.booneandcrockettclub.com.