April 28, 2018 Wyoming should stop hunt of Yellowstone grizzlies By Theresa Pierno and Phil Francis guest columnists National Park Week is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of the world’s first national park at Yellowstone, as well as the 417 national park sites where people connect with our shared history, refresh their spirits
Hear from Phil Francis, Chair of the Coalition, in the Washington Post, on the unprecedented scrambling of top NPS career executives. Click here to see the article.
The Coalition has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association and the Appalachian Mountain Club to prepare comments which strongly oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule. We believe the CPP is an important regulation that is a vital and necessary step towards addressing global human-caused environmental change.
April 26, 2018 The Honorable Matt Mead, Governor State of Wyoming Idelman Mansion 2323 Carey Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82002-0010 Dear Governor Mead: We, the undersigned, are former and current employees of the National Park Service (NPS) and active members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition). With over 1,500 members, the Coalition collectively
April 26, 2018 Sue Masica, Regional Director Intermountain Region, National Park Service 12795 Alameda Parkway Denver, CO 80225 Subject: Proposed Rule on Motor Vehicle Use, Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1024-AD93 Dear Ms. Masica: We, the undersigned, are former or current employees of the National Park Service (NPS) and active members of the Coalition to Protect
Everglades National Park and the 10 other units of the National Park System in Florida are in grave jeopardy due to the ongoing impacts of climate change. Click here to see Executive Council member Dick Ring’s letter to the editor of the Broward County-based Sun-Sentinel.
April 24, 2018 Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wildlife Division Attn: Regulations 3030 Energy Lane Casper WY 82604 Dear Wyoming Game and Fish Department: I am writing to you on behalf of over 1,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), a non-profit organization composed entirely of retired, former, or current
A recent blog post about how climate change is impacting parks features long-time Glacier employee and current Coalition member Jack Potter. Click here to see the blog post.
Success Story Update: NPS Announces Plan for Modest Entrance Fee Increases On April 4, 2018, we reported that the U.S. Department of the Interior appeared to be backing away from a plan to drastically increase entrance fees at 17 of the most popular national parks. The proposal was vigorously opposed by gateway communities, park visitors,
Matt Betenson, Associate Monument Manager Bureau of Land Management Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Kanab Field Office 669 South Highway 89 A, Kanab, UT 84741 April 13, 2018 RE: Public Scoping Comments for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Management Planning Dear Mr. Betenson, The National Parks Conservation Association and the Coalition to Protect America’s National
April 12, 2018 William Shott, Superintendent Glen Canyon National Recreation Area P.O. Box 1507 Page, Arizona 86040 Subject: Proposed Rule on Motor Vehicle Use, Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1024-AD93 Dear Superintendent Shott: I am writing to you on behalf of over 1,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), a non-profit
Lance Porter, District Manager 365 North Main P.O. Box 7 Monticello, UT 84535 April 11, 2018 Re: Bears Ears National Monument Management Plan Scoping Comments Dear Mr. Porter: The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks submits the following scoping comments regarding the development of Monument Management Plans for the
Dear Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Interior Appropriations Committees, The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks extends its thanks for your efforts in passing the FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act. The Coalition consists of over 1,500 retired, former, and current National Park Service employees with over 35,000 years of collective
April 5, 2018 Mr. Keith Berger Manager, BLM Royal Gorge Field Office 3028 East Main Street Cañon City, CO 81212 Subject: Comments on DOI-BLM-CO-F020-2018-0003-EA September 2018 Oil & Gas Lease Sale, Royal Gorge Field Office Dear Mr. Berger: I am writing to you on behalf of over 1,500 members of the Coalition to Protect
Success Story: Interior Department Drops Outrageous Entrance Fee Proposal Multiple news sources report that the U.S. Department of the Interior is backing away from a plan to dramatically increase entrance fees at 17 of the most popular national parks after receiving more than 100,000 public comments from Americans nearly unanimously opposed to the idea. The apparent decision
The Coalition requested that a 15-day public comment period on an oil and gas lease sale near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve be extended to a more reasonable 30 days. BLM denied the request, stating it was following “current administration guidance” to streamline the NEPA process. March 24, 2018 Mr. Keith Berger Manager,