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.
The CNPSR commends Glen Canyon National Recreation Area for undertaking this planning effort and submits the following comments for your consideration . .
February 6, 2014
CNPSR Offers Scoping Comments to Grand Teton National Park for the Moose-Wilson Corridor Comprehensive Plan. The future of the Moose-Wilson corridor is a nationally significant issue. This corridor is one of the most sensitive resource areas of Grand Teton National Park, one of our iconic national parks.
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
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