Coalition Statement on House Spending Packages

For Immediate Release: 12/18/19

“We are pleased to see the increase to the National Park Service budget and appreciate the bipartisan investment in our national parks and public lands. Our national parks and national park service employees help to ensure that irreplaceable natural and cultural resources are preserved for the enjoyment of future generations. To do this, they must receive appropriate levels of funding.

We appreciate the work of Congressional appropriators to fight for full funding for LWCF and believe that the increase in funding given to this program in FY 2020 is a step forward. However, we are disappointed that it did not receive the mandatory, full-funding it deserves and will continue to advocate for this critical investment in our future.”

Phil Francis

Chair, The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks


The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks is a reliable, respected, and effective advocate for achievement of the mission and goals of the National Park Service. Recognized as the Voices of Experience, CPANP studies, educates, speaks, and acts for the preservation and protection of the National Park System, and mission-related programs of the National Park Service. CPANP represents over 1,700 current, former, and retired employees and volunteers of the National Park Service, with over 40,000 collective years of stewardship of America’s most precious natural and cultural resources. More information can be found at https://protectnps.org.