• A 1901 sketch of Theodore Roosevelt taking the oath of office in Buffalo, NY.

    Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural

    National Historic Site New York

WNY Land Conservancy Speaker Series

The TR Site is pleased to be co-hosting the Western New York Land Conservancy's Winter/Spring Speakers Series with all lectures taking place here at the Site. The Land Conservancy is a regional, not-for-profit land trust that permanently protects land with significant conservation value in Western New York for future generations. Theodore Roosevelt's leadership in area of conservation is one of the issues that the Site's new tour experience explores. How does this issue continue to be addressed today? Please join us to find out what is happening in our own community. The lectures are free and open to the public; however, please RSVP to the Conservancy at (716) 687-1225.

Monday, February 7, 5:30 p.m.

Lynda Schneekloth

Professor Emeritus of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Buffalo

Professor Schneekloth's professional work as a landscape architect revolves around the issue of placemaking – how people daily transform their world to make it a home. She will be speaking about the source of our contemporary land ethic (or lack thereof) and ways in which we, as ordinary citizens, can revitalize our urban and rural Western New York places for future generations.

Monday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.

Margaret Wooster

Habitat Planner, Riverkeepers

Author of Living Waters: Reading the Rivers of the Lower Great Lakes and Somewhere to Go on Sunday, a guidebook to the "natural treasures" of the binational Niagara bioregion, Ms. Wooster will be speaking about the importance and value of the watershed surrounding Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, and how we, as ordinary citizens, can help ensure that our watersheds are protected for generations to come.

Monday, April 11, 5:30 p.m.

Stan Radon

Geologist, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Popular for his gripping tours of local rock formations, Mr. Radon will be speaking about time, climate, and the evolution of the geology and landscape of Western New York. He has been a geologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the past 20 years and teaches geology and environmental sciences at SUNY at Buffalo and Daemen College.

Monday, May 2, 5:30 p.m.

Paul Fuhrmann

Ecology & Environment and the NYS Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management

Mr. Fuhrmann will be speaking about our regional environment as it has been impacted by invasive species and how we, as ordinary citizens, can protect and preserve our native habitats despite the impacts of invasive species on our natural landscape, to the detriment of our native birds, wildflowers, and wild life. He brings 20 plus years of environmentally friendly landscaping experience with a specialty in native plant communities.

Did You Know?

Woman c. 1900

While Theodore Roosevelt did not make significant progress towards the cause of women's suffrage during his presidency, he did speak in favor of it during his 1912 presidential campaign as the "Bull Moose" (Progressive) Party candidate. More...