When Rolf Diamant was old enough to get his driver’s license, he hopped in a borrowed station wagon with a friend, loaded up some sleeping bags and started driving across the country to California. Badlands. Mesa Verde. Every little park in between. Nora Mitchell was the self-proclaimed “travel bug” in her family, but they would together often camp and hike in the Great Smoky Mountains.
The Coalition has joined with other advocacy organizations in opposing attacks on the Antiques Act. It is disappointing to see three separate bills to undermine the Antiquities Act – the law which is responsible for originally protecting nearly half of our national parks – being advanced less than a month after our country celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Please click “Read More” to see our concerns.
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works toward finalizing a long overdue revision of the Regional Haze Rule, the Coalition and its members continue to advocate for improving air quality and protecting visibility in national parks. Click “Read More” to see Coalition member Chris Shaver’s letter to the editor regarding EPA’s proposed revision to this important air quality regulation.
The Coalition strongly supports the Act, as drafted. It is beneficial legislation that would provide a fair and reasonable opportunity for experienced temporary employees to become eligible to compete for front-line career positions. Of benefit to the land management agencies, the increased competition for positions would also improve the quality of the applicant pool.
The National Parks Conservation Association, the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, and Park Rangers for Our Lands are the leading voices of the American people in protecting our National Park System from harmful side-effects of oil and gas development. On behalf of our more than one million members and supporters nationwide, we write to urge you to consider our positions on these bills when they come before the subcommittee on May 14, 2015.
The purpose of the proposed action is to review and modify, as appropriate, wildlife buffers necessary to protect a species, and to designate pedestrian and vehicle corridors around areas of the Seashore closed because of wildlife buffers, as required by the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (the Act). We submit the following comments regarding Alternative B, the National Park Service (NPS) Preferred Alternative, as it is described in the environmental assessment (EA).
The omnibus spending bill for 2015 provides a modest increase for the National Park Service over 2014 enacted. Final numbers are close to the Administration request ($2.615 billion total appropriations, $2.284 operations, ONPS). The ONPS number is increased by $39 million over 2014. While this is notable for these fiscally challenged times, (other agencies have not done so well and in fact have not
Park’s Duty To Protect Wilson Corridor I am writing on behalf of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) which represents nearly 1000 members who collectively have some 30,000 years of national park management experience. The Coalition has been closely following the progress towards development of a comprehensive management plan for the Moose-Wilson corridor which will look holistically at the future management of