News Release

The Coalition Concerns About Language In Draft Legislation to Designate Colorado National Monument as National Park

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.

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New Survey Shows Importance of National Parks to Americans

NPS RETIREES: NEW GOV’T SHUTDOWN SURVEY GETS IT RIGHT – MOST AMERICANS WANT NATIONAL PARKS KEPT OPEN AND ADEQUATELY FUNDED  Center for American Progress Research Supported by Coalition of National Park Service Retirees; Group Points to Strong Bipartisan Agreement on Key Questions  WASHINGTON, D.C.///November 18, 2013///A new survey conducted by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Center for American Progress (CAP) shows that

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The Coalition Congratulates Secretary Jewell on Policy Speech

  CNPSR Congratulates Secretary Jewell on Significant Policy Speech The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) congratulates Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on her significant policy speech presented on October 31, at the National Press Club. CNPSR fully endorses the programs she outlined and her eloquent defense of the nation’s national parks, public lands and the overall work of the Department of

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The Coalition Lauds New Privately Maintained NPS History Website

CNPSR Lauds New Privately Maintained NPS History Website For the historians in all of us, check out the new privately maintained National Park Service history and electronic library website. The site was created by Dr. Harry Butowsky, formerly NPS Historian and now CNPSR member. Randall Payne, a long time NPS volunteer, has also provided thousands of historical documents to the website. Congratulations to both for

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