Before taking the political stage, President Teddy Roosevelt briefly led the life of a rancher. The land left a lasting impression on him, which would influence his conservationist policies as President. He created five national parks and 150 national forests, among other works of conservation. Because of his efforts, national parks have become a part of the United States' identity.
Today, Tweed Roosevelt, the great-grandson of President Roosevelt and the president of the Board of Trustees of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, discusses his quest to preserve the Elkhorn Ranch, where Teddy Roosevelt had lived as a rancher. The Elkhorn Ranch is located in the Badlands of North Dakota in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.