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 Randall Payne, a long time NPS volunteer, has also provided thousands of historical documents to the website.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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Sequestration Will Impact Visitors to National Parks

NEW DETAILS EMERGE:  HOW SEQUESTRATION WILL HURT VISITORS TO AMERICA’S TOP NATIONAL PARKS  Over 1 Million Visitors to Experience Cuts at 12 Leading National Parks; Coalition of National Park Service Retirees Once Again Gets Early Read on Impact of Sequestration/  WASHINGTON, D.C.///February 20, 2013///Sequestration will cut visitor access to the rim of the Grand Canyon, significantly delay the spring opening of key portions of

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Sequestration Cuts Would Turn Parks into Ghost Towns

RETIREES:  NPS DOCUMENTS SHOW SEQUESTRATION CUTS WOULD TURN NATIONAL PARKS INTO “GHOST TOWNS”    $100 Million+ Cut Would Mean Decimating Ranger Ranks and/or Drastic Cuts in Service to Public, Including Reduced Hours and Shutdowns of Sections of Parks. WASHINGTON, D.C.///January 31, 2013///A National Park Service (NPS) memo and related budget documents independently acquired by the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) show that planning is

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Goodbye Ranger! Sequestration Will Kill America’s Best Idea

Goodbye Ranger!  NPS Retirees Warn That Sequestration Will KILL America’s Best Idea:  OUR National Parks  8.3 Percent Cut Could Push Already Budget-Strapped National Parks Off the Fiscal Cliff  WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 12, 2012 – The 850-member Coalition of National Park Retirees (CNPSR) says that the impending “fiscal cliff” sequester  —  with a  major 8.3 percent cut in park budgets – likely would result

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