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.”
We applaud the National Park Service for developing and presenting a clear set of goals and desired future conditions for the Moose-Wilson corridor. They effectively fulfill the essential step of defining the future for this corridor. Moreover, these goals and desired future conditions seem fully consistent with the laws and policies of the National Park Service.
CNPSR strongly supports the proposed expansion of FEHB eligibility, along with a Government contribution to the cost of coverage (i.e., premium), to Federal employees working full-time on temporary appointments and to certain employees on seasonal and intermittent schedules.
For some time the CNPSR has tracked efforts by the Bureau of Land Management to move forward on a variety of oil and gas leasing projects near national park areas in Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. We are concerned that a consequence of some of these projects will be serious harm to the resource values for which many of these parks were established.
Ford Administration NPS Director Gary Everhardt Joins Coalition of National Park Service Retirees; Group Played Vital Role in 2013 Sequestration/Government Shutdown Battle. WASHINGTON, D.C.///May 21, 2014///From its humble beginnings as a group of just three former National Park Service (NPS) employees speaking out in 2003 against proposed cuts to national park budgets to a major advocacy organization representing a collective 30,000 years of NPS
A letter to The Honorable Mark Udall, Chairman, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on National Parks and The Honorable Scott Tipton, U.S. House of Representatives, expressing substantial concerns with the draft legislation redesignating Colorado National Monument as a “national park.” The draft legislation omits essential provisions that would assure preservation and enjoyment of the park’s resources and values, while including other provisions that would undermine long-term management and protection.
For those of us who have made it our life’s work to keep America’s national parks and monuments truly bipartisan and non-political, the passage of H.R. 1459 is a tragic development.
CNPSR: National Monuments and Parks Are Bipartisan; “Extreme Politics” Behind H.R. 1459 Vote Has no Place in Deciding the Fate of Future National Parks and Monuments.
H.R 1459 Threatens Long-standing Balance Between Legislative and Executive Branches; NPS Retirees Join NPCA, Sierra Club and Wilderness Society in Sign-on Letter to Oppose Bill Limiting Ability Protect American Heritage.