Advocating for the protection of our national parks and programs is at the heart of the Coalition’s work. We provide knowledgeable and comprehensive analysis of the issues facing the park system through issue papers, comments, editorials and face-to-face meetings. Our most recent efforts are listed below.
Coalition Nominates Deny Galvin for Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee
The Department of the Interior is soliciting nominations for the newly created “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee. The Committee will provide advice to the Secretary on the public-private partnerships across all public lands, with the goal of expanding access to and improving infrastructure on public lands and waterways. Click “Read More” to see our nomination.
Comments on Proposed Targeted Fee Increases at 17 National Parks
Proposed NPS Fee Increases Are Over the Top
The NPS proposal to double peak season entrance fees at 17 of the most popular national parks is fundamentally flawed and, if implemented, will do more harm than good. Click “Read More” to see our comment letter opposing the fee increases.
Coalition Urges Preservation of the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program
In a letter to the members of the House Ways & Means Committee, the Coalition requested that the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program be retained in a reformed tax code when Congress considers H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. The introduced bill fails to include this vital federal tax incentive – a proven tool that creates local jobs, preserves historic buildings and returns more to the Treasury than it costs.