Gifford Pinchot - Gifford Pinchot (1865- 1946) Pinchot is well-known as one of America's leading advocates of the environment and conservation at the turn of the 20th century. He was born in 1865 to a wealthy family and in later years was able to use his money and his love of nature in order to raise awareness for the protection of the environment. BenchRacer117 with the pissed-off-scary-stache that became a theme of this ride, many several hilarious jokes were launched off ridge tops, into dark canyons, flung into hanging moss and up in smoke around the campfire. We had perfect conditions and no one got 'that' lost. More . . .