We are writing to follow up on our meeting with you on April 30, 2015, regarding our concerns about the novel wilderness eligibility criteria used by NPS in preparing the revised 2010 wilderness eligibility assessment (WEA) for the BICY Addition.
The purpose of this piece is to declare our opposition to the Soda Mountain Solar Project, which would be located less than a quarter mile away from the boundary of the Mojave National Preserve. If developed as proposed, this project would disrupt efforts to restore bighorn sheep corridors, destroy tortoise, kit fox and burrowing owl habitat, harm scenic vistas, threaten special status birds, draw down precious groundwater resources and impair air quality.
The Coalition strongly encourages the United States Congress to act without delay and reauthorize the full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which will expire later this year. This essential program to continue to address our nation’s conservation and recreation needs.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell today laid out how her department will continue to execute the president’s all-of-the-above energy approach. The plan calls for coupling ramped-up production with additional protective measures, including forthcoming rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands and increasing industry fees to permit and inspect projects.
The purpose of this letter is to express our concern about the rider contained within the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 regarding North Cascades National Park. This provision of the Law authorizes an adjustment to the boundaries of the Park and the Stephen Mather Wilderness for the purpose of constructing a road into the Upper Stehekin Valley. Specifically, it declares that the Secretary “may” adjust the boundaries of the Park and Wilderness in order to provide a 100 foot wide corridor along which the Stehekin Valley Road “may” be rebuilt.
A final settlement has been reached in the longstanding fight over Drakes Bay Estero. CNPSR, along with many other conservation groups, was a strong advocate for Wilderness and the Seashore and countered much of the negative publicity and distortions in the media regarding the controversy.
Here are the details of the new authorization bill. CNPSR Board and membership were key in getting many of the provisions passed through testimony, letters, Congressional calls and contacts. It would not be the success it is without your help and support, both personal and financial!
CNPSR views the current planning process as an important opportunity for the NPS to finally and effectively resolve several longstanding and problematic issues at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, specifically the need for an improved visitor center and a much needed facility to store the park’s museum collection.
I am writing to you on behalf of over 1,000 members of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR), who collectively represent more than 30,000 years of national park management experience. CNPSR studies, educates, speaks, and acts for the preservation of America’s National Park System. We engage primarily in issues that have system-wide implications, including proposed laws, national policies and regulations, and issues at the park level where outcomes may set precedent or long-term direction. The purpose of this letter is to comment on the National Park Service (NPS) proposal to amend its regulations for sport hunting and trapping in national preserves in Alaska.
“The purpose of this letter is to provide our comments on the Revised Environmental Assessment to Construct a New Multi-Use Trail at Panther Junction in Big Bend National Park.”