News Release

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 Randall Payne, a long time NPS volunteer, has also provided thousands of historical documents to the website.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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NPS Retirees Dispute Coburn Report

NPS RETIREES:  DOCTOR COBURN’S “CURE” FOR U.S. NATIONAL PARKS WOULD BE WORSE THAN WHAT ALREADY AILS THEM  CNPSR Outlines Concerns with Oklahoma Senator’s Ill-Conceived Prescriptions for America’s Crown Jewels:  Higher Costs for Visitors, Slashing Park Services, and Rolling Back Diversity in Sites.  Washington, D.C. – October 29, 2013 – The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) issued the following statement today in response

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The Coalition Statement on Final Winter Use Rule for Yellowstone

  On October 22, the National Park Service released its final rule to guide winter use in Yellowstone National Park, and the rule was published in the Federal Register on October 23 (78 Fed. Reg. 63,069). The Coalition, which has been very engaged with this issue over many years, supports the new rule as a reasonable approach to minimize impacts on the park’s resources

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Shutdown Day 10 Costing $750 Million

NPS RETIREES: AS OF DAY 10 OF GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, 7 MILLION VISITORS SHUT OUT OF NATIONAL PARKS, $750 MILLION IN VISITOR SPENDING LOST  Impacts Listed for 12 National Parks in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, ME, MA, MT, NC, OH, PA, SD, UT, and WY.  Washington, D.C. – October 10, 2013 – As the 10th day of the government shutdown looms, more than seven

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NPS Retirees Condemn Looming Shutdown

Park Service Retirees CONDEMN LOOMING Shutdown OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT; PARK Visitors AT RISK  NPS “Non-essential” Status Insulting to Employees who Fight Wildfires, Protect Borders, Respond to Terrorist Threats, Rescue Hikers and Respond to Natural Disasters   WASHINGTON, D.C.///September 30, 2013///The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) deplores Congress for the partisan politics currently risking a government shutdown, and jeopardizing the livelihood of nearly one

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