john muir national forest

Happy birthday, Teddy Roosevelt! Often called “a force of nature” because of his irrepressible personality, he is remembered for his passion and advocacy for America’s great outdoors. Pictured here with naturalist John Muir in Yosemite National Park, President Roosevelt created five national parks, 18 national monuments, 51 bird sanctuaries, began the National Wildlife Refuge system and set aside more than 100 million acres for national forests.