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Adverse Effects of Sportsmen’s Heritage Bills on the National Park System

Coalition of National Park Service Retirees The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4089, a bill that would open most units of the National Park System to hunting, trapping, and other consumptive uses of fish and wildlife and additional currently prohibited uses. In doing so, the bill would also undermine fundamental principles of management that have governed the National Park System for decades. A

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To Sec’y. Salazar re: H.R. 4089 / S. 2066

June 11, 2012 The Honorable Ken Salazar Secretary of the Interior 1849 C. Street NW Washington, DC 20240 Dear Secretary Salazar: The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees urges you to publicly express your grave concerns about the U.S. House of Representatives’ recently passed bill, H.R. 4089, the so-called Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012. The bill has been referred to the U.S. Senate. It

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To Cong. Woolsey re: Point Reyes NS Drakes Estero Wilderness

May 10, 2012 Honorable Lynn Woolsey U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congresswoman Woolsey: On behalf of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR), I would like to explain why we consider the termination of the oyster operation in Drake’s Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore on November 30, 2012, a priority for all who care about national parks. The Department of

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Letter Urging Congressional Representatives to Vote YES on Holt Amendment

April 17, 2012 Re: Vote “Yes” for Holt amendment on National Parks to H.R. 4089, the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act Dear Representative: The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees studies, educates, speaks, and acts for preservation and protection of America’s National Park System and the mission‐related programs of the National Park Service. We are an organization of over 800 former NPS employees, many of whom

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Letter from Vincent Santucci Expressing Appreciation for Being Selected Hartzog Award Recipient

United States Department of the Interior NATIONAL PARK SERVICE Geologic Resources Division 1201 Eye Street, NW (Room 1146) Washington, DC 20005 April 8, 2012 Maureen Finnerty Chair, Executive Council The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees 5625 North Wilmot Tucson, AZ 85750-1216 Dear Maureen and Members of The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, In early March Dr. Herbert “Bert” Frost, Associate Director Natural

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Draft Letter Template for Members To Comment on Yellowstone EIS

I have reviewed the planning document that the park published related to the preparation of a supplemental EIS for winter use. I applaud the park’s decision, based on its analysis of the public comments submitted during the last comment period during the latest iteration of the winter use DEIS, to prepare the SEIS. Too many times in the past EIS processes, I felt that

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Congratulating Sec’y Salazar on Withdrawal of Federal Lands Surrounding Grand Canyon NP from Mining

February 4, 2012 SENT VIA FAX Ken Salazar, Secretary Department of the Interior 1849 C Street NW Washington DC 20242 Dear Mr. Secretary: On behalf of the more than 800 members of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR), congratulations on using your authority to withdraw over one million acres of federal lands surrounding Grand Canyon National Park from new uranium and other

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Joint Letter to YELL Supt. on Draft Report to UNESCO

Greater Yellowstone Coalition National Parks Conservation Association Natural Resources Defense Council Winter Wildlands Alliance Sierra Club Coalition of National Park Service Retirees January 18, 2012 Mr. Dan Wenk, Superintendent PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Re: Draft Progress Report To UNESCO World Heritage Committee Dear Superintendent Wenk: We write to express a heartfelt thank you to leaders and employees of the National

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To Sen. Bingaman Re: Blackstone River Valley (Naming of National Park)

December 13, 2011 SENT VIA EMAIL Senator Jeff Bingaman Chair Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Bingaman: We support a national park unit in the Blackstone River Valley. A National Park Service Special Resource Study recommended this park, and S. 1708, an important bill, would establish the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Historical

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To Sen. Reed Re: Blackstone River Valley (Naming of National Park)

November 13, 2011 SENT VIA EMAIL The Honorable Jack Reed Chair Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Reed: We support a national park unit in the Blackstone River Valley. A National Park Service Special Resource Study recommended this park, and S. 1708, an important bill, would establish the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley

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