September 28, 2020

The Honorable David Bernhardt
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C St. NW Washington, DC 20240

Dear Secretary Bernhardt,

On behalf of our over 1,800 members, the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), urges you to halt all oil and gas lease sales as our country continues to navigate the significant impacts of COVID-19 pandemic. As a group we collectively represent over 40,000 years of experience managing and protecting America’s most precious and important natural and cultural resources. Among our members are former NPS directors, regional directors, superintendents, resource specialists, rangers, maintenance and administrative staff, and a full array of other former employees, volunteers, and supporters.

The oil and gas industry is experiencing a historic decline as demand has plummeted because of the pandemic. Continuing to lease public lands in this environment not only prevents taxpayers from getting fair market value, but it also hinders efforts to manage those lands for other values that benefit the American people and local communities, including outdoor recreation, wildlife conservation, and cultural resources preservation. In addition, restrictions on public gatherings and face-to-face interactions, while necessary for health and human safety, impair the ability of the general public, issue experts, and others to weigh in on federal government actions that affect them, including those resulting from oil and gas lease sales. Based on our substantial collective experience engaging with the public on issues related to the protection and preservation of our parks and public lands , we feel strongly that there is no way to ensure adequate public engagement in important federal agency actions such as proposed oil and gas leasing, at this time.

After dismal returns on federal oil and gas lease sales in the first quarter of this year – when nearly half of all public lands offered for leasing (128,500 acres) went unsold – your department wisely suspended all planned lease sales for the second quarter, following the lead of states such as Utah and Colorado. Unfortunately, there are still over 470,000 acres slated for oil and gas lease sales in quarter three, despite the fact the conditions on the ground and in the market have not meaningfully changed since this spring.

Of added concern, the basic framework for federal oil and gas leasing was established decades ago and is consistently leading to leasing proposals and decisions that threaten the protection of our national parks and the quality of the visitor experience

An upcoming lease sale within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico will not only jeopardize critical species habitat, it will endanger the irreplaceable natural and cultural resources at the park. Caves have a fragile ecosystem. Oil and gas drilling on nearby lands could leak gas or fluids into the cave’s passages, destroying the delicate balance that exists within the walls of the cave. In addition, oil and gas development could compromise the dark skies and scenic beauty that draws so many visitors to New Mexico.

In Utah, an upcoming sale near Moab will threaten habitat for elk, mule deer and pronghorns. And while national parks such as Arches and Canyonlands have been spared this time around, this sale will impact the Old Spanish National Historic Trail. Several parcels that will be part of the sale lie near the trail and could impact the visitor experience. Any development near the trail will impair the ability of the visitor to truly “step back in time” and share the experience of this historic route with those who traveled it generations ago.

There are several pieces of legislation awaiting action in Congress that would take crucial steps towards bringing the woefully outdated leasing program into the 21st century. Specifically, the bipartisan Fair Return for Public Lands Act (S. 3330) would update the federal onshore fiscal rates and help ensure that taxpayers receive their fair share for the use of public lands. The End Speculative Oil and Gas Leasing Act of 2020 (S. 3202) would end the practice of leasing low and no potential lands for oil and gas drilling by requiring the Bureau of Land Management to assess all lands’ mineral development potential before offering those lands for lease, and prohibiting leasing on any lands found to have low or no development potential. Lastly, the Leasing Market Efficiency Act (S. 4223) would end the practice of selling oil and gas leases without a competitive bid.

The Coalition supports each of these proposals and urges you to work with Congress to fix our broken oil and gas leasing system. We further recommend that you halt lease sales immediately and indefinitely until the pandemic subsides and Americans can fully engage in federal decision-making processes again. It is time to start putting American taxpayers, public lands, and local communities first.


The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Executive Council:

Philip A. Francis, Jr., Chair
Brenda Barrett
Sarah Bransom
Maria Burks
Rebecca Harriett
Donald Hellmann
Bob Mackreth
Douglas Morris
Michael Murray
Don Neubacher
Jim Northup
Richard Ring
Chris Soller
Sheridan Steele

Signatures of Coalition Members (retired):

A. Mark Wagner Columbia Falls, MT District Interpreter, Glacier NP
Al Webster Lamy, NM Volunteer, Pecos NHP
Alan D. Hollister Kingsport, TN Landscape Architect, DSC
Alexander McMahon Sonoma, CA Volunteer, Capitol Reef NP
Allen Bohnert Davis, CA Regional Museum Prgm. Mgr./Regional Curator, Southeast Region
Amy Meyer San Francisco, CA Park Advocate, Golden Gate NRA
Ann Belkov Springfield, VA Superintendent, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Ann R Childress Hillsville, VA Chief of Interpretation, Blue Ridge Parkway
Anndevoy Ryan Loveland, CO VTS, Rocky Mountain NP
Anne Cully, Ph.D. Santa Fe, NM Ecologist, Southern Colorado Plateau Network
Anne Worthington Cortez, CO Superintendent, Hubbell Trading Post NHS
Anthony Bonanno Santa Fe, NM Regional Chief Ranger, Intermountain Region
Audrey Faye Calhoun Winnfield, LA Superintendent, George Washington Memorial Parkway
B. J. Griffin Grass Valley, CA Manager, Presidio of San Francisco
B. Riley McClelland West Glacier, MT Wildlife Research, Glacier NP
Barbara J. Moritsch Eagle, ID Biologist, Yosemite NP
Barbara Maynes Port Angeles, WA Public Affairs Officer, Olympic NP
Bernard Fagan Silver Spring, MD Chief, Office of Policy
Bill Faulkner Ventura, CA Park Ranger, Channel Islands NP
Bill Hafker Oakton, VA VIP Bike Patrol, C&O Canal NHP
Bob Peterson Boise, ID Deputy Regional Director, Alaska Region
Brad Traver St. David, AZ Superintendent, Petrified Forest NP
Brian C. Kenner Philip, SD Chief of Science and Natural Resources, Badlands NP
Brian R Adams Durham, NC Chief Ranger, St Croix NSR
Bruce Douglas McKeeman Prescott, AZ Superintendent, Herbert Hoover NHS
Calvin F. Hite South Otselic, NY Supt., New River Gorge NR, Gauley River NRA & Bluestone NSR
Carl Hinrichs Harrison, AR Chief Ranger, Buffalo National River
Caroline Keinath Norfolk, MA Deputy Superintendent
Carolyn Knoll Orinda, CA Park Guide, USS Arizona Memorial
Cary P Carlson Salida, CO Procurement Agent
Caryn Davidson Joshua Tree, CA Interpreter/Environmental Education, Joshua Tree NP
Cathleen J. Cook Olympia, WA Superintendent, Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP
Charle H. B. Arning Lunenburg, MA Interpretive Ranger, Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Area
Charles E. Schultheis San Diego, CA Facility Manager
Charles R Farabee Tucson, AZ Asst. Superintendent, Glacier NP
Cherry Payne Santa Fe, NM Superintendent, Glacier Bay NP & Preserve
Cheryl Schreier Custer, SD Park Superintendent, Mount Rushmore NM
Chris Seymour Newark, MD Park Ranger-Interpretation, Assateague Island NS
Christine Rohn Hartman Redding, CA Law Enforcement Ranger –  NPS, BLM, and USFS
Chuck Bloomingburg Paducah, KY General Ranger, Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Claudia L Galagan Warwick, RI Cultural Resource Manager, GWMP
Cordell J. Roy South Jordan, UT Assistant Regional Director, Utah State Office
Courtney Hotchkiss Raleigh, NC Seasonal Interpretive Ranger, Acadia NP
Craig C Axtell Estes Park, CO Superintendent, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Crystal Muzik South Beach, OR Park Ranger, Canyonlands NP
Cynthia M. Holda Manns Harbor, NC Public Affairs Specialist, Cape Hatteras NS
Cynthia VonHalle Joshua Tree, CA Chief of Interpretation & Education, Klondike Goldrush NHP
D. Scott Hartwig Gettysburg, PA Supervisory Park Historian, Gettysburg NMP
Dan Moses New Bern, NC Management Assistant, North Cascades NP
Daniel J. Jenner Grove, OK Park Ranger, Valley Forge NHP
Daniel W. Brown Weaverville, NC Superintendent, Blue Ridge Parkway
Daphne Hatch Novato, CA Retired Chief of Natural Resource Management, Golden Gate NRA
Darell K Boyers Yosemite National Park Utilities Supervisor
Darwina L. Neal Washington, DC Chief, Cultural Resource Preservation Services, National Capital Region
David B Shaver Morrison, CO Chief, Geologic Resources Division, Natural Resources Program Ctr.
David B. Ames Hilo, HI Associate Regional Director, Alaska Region
David C. Hartman Stevensville, MD Facility Management Specialist, WASO
David Donohue Santa Fe, NM Budget Officer,  Southwest  Region
David Forney King of Prussia, PA Superintendent Upper Delaware W&SR
David Holmes Volcano, HI Telecommunications Manager, Hawaii Volcanoes NP
David Lee Barna Springfield, VA Chief Spokesman NPS, Washington DC
David Manski Bar Harbor, ME Acting Deputy Superintendent, Acadia NP
David Mills Gustavus, AK Superintendent, Gates of the Arctic NP
David N. Given Port Townsend, WA Deputy Regional Director, Midwest Region
David Nathanson Frederick, MD Library Director, Harpers Ferry Center
David Roberts Montrose, CO Mgmt. Asst., Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP & Curecanti NRA
David Stuart Sacramento, CA Archaeologist/Cultural Resources Specialist
Dawn Foy Silver Spring, MD IT Specialist, WASO
Dawn Martin Charlotte, NC Visitor, Yellowstone NP
Dean Reeder Salt Lake City, UT Division Director, WASO
Deborah Boettcher Skagway, AK Museum Technician, Klondike Gold Rush NHP
Deborah O. Liggett Tucson, AZ Superintendent, Lake Clark and Katmai NP and Preserves
Debra Levie Chicago, IL Interpreter at INHP
Delora M. Loope Munising, MI Aquatic Ecologist, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Denis Davis Montrose, CO Utah State Coordinator
Denis M Osowski Seville, OH Telecommunications Equipment Operator
Denis P. Galvin Mc Lean, VA Deputy Director, NPS
Dennis Burnett Tucson, AZ Deputy Chief, WASO LESES
Dennis F. Divoky West Glacier, MT Fire Ecologist
Dennis Hanson Duluth, MN VIP Interpretive Ranger, Everglade NP
Diane Banta Chicago Heights, IL Outdoor Recreation Planner
Don Bachman Bozeman, MT Longs Peak Ranger, Rocky Mountain NP
Don Castleberry Maumelle, AR Midwest Regional Director
Donald Arthur Falvey Lakewood, CO Superintendent, Zion NP
Donald Bruce Fladmark Kalispell, MT Cultural Resource Manager, Glacier NP
Donald Fox Mariposa, CA Yosemite National Park
Donna Whaley Sevierville, TN Associate Regional Director, Administration, Southeast Region
Dorothy Ann Davis Westlake Village, CA Admin, Everglades NP
Douglas Denio Loveland, CO Environmental Engineer, DSC
Douglas Stover Nags Head, NC Cultural Resource Manager, Cape Hatteras NS
Doyle Nelson Grants Pass, OR Deputy Superintendent – Delaware Water Gap NRA
Edward D Carlin Omaha, NE Director Training & Development/Supt Albright Training Center
Edward Peter Walzer Hesperia, MI Supv. Park Ranger, LE, Gettysburg NMP/Eisenhower NHS
Edward Souza Dracut, MA Volunteer
Eileen Loughran Las Vegas, NV Volunteer, Joshua Tree NP
Elaine Grace Marana, AZ Administrative Assistant, Lassen Volcanic NP
Elizabeth S Hastings Harpers Ferry, WV Lost & Found Clerk, Grand Canyon NP
Elizabeth Snyder Williamsburg, VA Supervisory Park Ranger, Independence National Historic Park
Elizabeth Van Zandt Indio, CA Interpretation, Joshua Tree NP
Emilee Martell Madison, WI Interpretive Ranger, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Emily Prud’homme Bend, OR Education Ranger, Acadia NP
Emily Thompson Dayton, OH Historian, WASO
Erik R. Hauge Erie, CO Planner, Air Resources Division
Frances J. Rutter Boise, ID Budget Analyst, National Interagency Fire Center
Frank P. Weed Colorado Springs, CO Telecommunications Engineer, WASO
Fred J Fagergren Santa Clara, UT Superintendent, Bryce Canyon NP
Gary Cummins Port Townsend, WA Manager, Harpers Ferry Center
Gary E. Davis Westlake Village, CA Science Advisor, Channel Islands NP
Gary G. Brandow Columbia Falls, MT Administrative Officer, Glacier NP
Gene and Lizbeth Casey Ashford, WA West Side Fee Collection Ranger, Mount Rainier NP
George Alderson Catonsville, MD Seasonal Naturalist, Lava Beds NM
George Buckingham Chiloquin, OR Chief Ranger, Crater Lake NP
George H, Bowen Hoodsport, WA Retired District Ranger
Gilbert E. Blinn Eastsound, WA Superintendent, Lassen Volcanic NP
Ginny Rousseau Orleans, MA Chief Ranger, Shenandoah NP
Gordon V. Gay Winchester, VA Chief of Interp. & Visitor Services, C& O Canal N.H.P.
Hal J Grovert Tucson, AZ Associate Regional Director
J. Douglas Cuillard Arvada, CO Superintendent, Springfield Armory NHS
J. Michael Greenfield Spotsylvania, VA Supervisory Park Ranger
J.W. Howard Emmitsburg, MD Superintendent, Antietam National Battlefield
Jacilee Wray Port Angeles, WA Anthropologist
Jack E Stark Wichita, KS Superintendent, Grand Teton NP
Jack Ramsden Syracuse, NY Communications Center Supervisor, Great Smoky Mountains NP
James C Roach Gettysburg, PA Site Manager, Eisenhower NHS
James D Swed Bozeman, MT Chief Ranger, Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP
James m Brady Highlands Ranch, CO Superintendent, Glacier Bay NP
James P Groton, Jr. Oak Ridge, TN Volunteer, Obed Wild and Scenic River
James P. Corless Nokomis, Fl Superintendent, Keweenaw NHP
James Perkins Helena, MT Volunteer Denver Service Center-TIC
James Zinck Hardy, VA Easement Mgt., Green Springs
Jane C Anderson Dolores, CO Deputy Fee Manager, WASO
Jane M. Sundberg Yorktown, VA Colonial NHP
Janet C Wolf Newport, NJ Park Manager, NJ Coastal Heritage Trail
Janet Wise Lakewood, CO Science Advisor, Intermountain Regional Office
Janis Kozlowski Anchorage, AK Alaska Regional Office
Jay Wells Winthrop, WA Regional Chief Ranger, Pacific West Region
Jean H Rodeck Woodland Park, CO Superintendent, Florissant Fossil Beds NM
Jeffrey D Manley Boise, ID Fire Planner, National Interagency Fire Center
Jerry Freilich PhD Bend, OR Research Coordinator, Olympic NP
Jervis D Swannack Parksville, BC, CA Archaeologist, Wetherill Mesa Project, Mesa Verde NP
Joe Sovcik Fort Collins, CO Chief, Partnerships, Intermountain Region
John C. Paige Broomfield, CO Retired Partnership Coordinator, RMR
John E. Hunter Lovettsville, VA Museum Curator
John F. Byrne Oakton, VA Manager, Appalachian National Scenic Trail
John J. Reynolds Crozet, VA Regional Director, Pacific West Region
John K. Apel Montrose, CO Chief of Resource Management, Craters of The Moon NP
John Owens Miami, Fl Biscayne National Park, VIP
John Richard Erisman Pittsburgh, PA Park Ranger, C&O Canal NHP
John Ritenour Boulder City, NV Division Chief Glen Canyon NRA
John S. Chao Bellevue, WA Photographer (Volunteer)
John W Wade Tucson, AZ Superintendent, Shenandoah NP
John W. Hiscock Kanab, UT Superintendent, Pipe Spring NM
Jonathan B Halpern Buena Vista, CO Lead, Environmental Compliance Division, Alaska Regional Office
Joseph H. Finan Greenwich, NY Superintendent, Saratoga NHP
Joseph Lee Boyle Athens, GA Historian, Valley Forge NHP
Joseph P Hudick Taylor’s Falls, MN Park Ranger, Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway
Joy Warren Boise, ID NIFC
Judith Hart Eagle, ID Education Specialist
Judith Webster Green Valley, AZ Visitor Center, Tumacacori NHP
Karen Rehm Williamsburg, VA Chief Historian, Colonial NHP
Kate Roney Faulkner Ventura, CA Chief Natural Resources Management, Channel Islands NP
Katherine C. Ziegenfus Lakewood, CO Management Analyst, DSC
Kathleen Clossin Middlefield, OH Retired Park Ranger, Everglades NP
Kathryn E. Tustanowski Moab, UT Administrative Officer, Blue Ridge Parkway
Kathy A. Tonnessen, Ph.D. Missoula, MT Senior Scientist, Intermountain Regional Office
Kelli Applegate Lanoka Harbor, NJ Biological Science Technician, Cape Hatteras NS
Ken Phillips Flagstaff, AZ Chief Emergency Services, Grand Canyon NP
Kenneth E. Apschnikat Bowling Green, KY Superintendent, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP
Kenneth J. Shea Wellfleet, MA Labor Relations Specialist, Northeast Region
Kenneth Weber Kingston, NH Park Ranger, Lowell NHP
Kent Cave Pigeon Forge, TN Supervisory Park Ranger, Great Smoky Mountains NP
Kevin Melfi Providence, RI Volunteer
Kim E. Sikoryak Golden, CO Chief of Interpretation, Intermountain Region
Kim Watson Flagstaff AZ Supervisory Park Ranger, Flagstaff National Monuments
Kurt Rhodenbaugh RanchoSantaMargarita, CA Interpretation, Canyonlands NP
Larry D. Walling Littleton, CO Chief, Transportation Division, DSC
Larry Johnson Van Buren, MO Superintendent, Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Larry L. Hakel Luray, VA Chief Ranger, Shenandoah NP
Larry N. Kilborn Evergreen, CO Architect, DSC
Larry W. Frederick Estes Park, CO Chief of Interpretation, Rocky Mtn. NP
Laura Rotegard Indianola, WA Acting Director, Arthur Carhart Wilderness Training Center
Laurel Munson Boyers Yosemite NP, CA Wilderness Manager, Yosemite NP
Leon Lamar Folsom, Jr Atlanta, GA Mechanical Engineer, Southeast Regional Office
Linda Finn Gainesville, GA Park Planner
Linda Jayne Alick Gunnison, CO Chief Ranger, Curecanti NRA
Linda L. West Vernal, UT Interpreter, Dinosaur NM
Lora Gale Sedona, AZ Outdoor Recreation Planner, Hawaii Volcanoes NP
Luke Dalton Weber, UT Chief, Interpretation and Resource Management
Lynda C Doucette Waynesville, NC Supervisory Park Ranger, Great Smoky Mountains NP
Malena Kay Vik Cathlamet, WA Fee Collector, Ft Vancouver NHP
Marcia Keenet Fredericksburg, VA Program Analyst, Washington DC
Maria Abonnel Cortland Manor, NY Chief of Interpretation
Marilyn Meyer Pioneer, CA Wilderness Ranger, Yosemite NP
Mark Butler Washoe Valley, NV Superintendent, Joshua Tree NP
Mark Kelleher Jackson, WY Housing Manager, Grand Teton NP
Mark Ruggiero Buckeye, AZ Fire, Yosemite NP
Martha J Lee San Rafael, CA Deputy Regional Director, Pacific West
Mary Ann Dowd-Sussman Ennis, MT Backcountry Ranger, Yellowstone NP
Mary Anne Richards Cortez, CO Budget Officer, Petrified Forest NP
Mary E Caress, Ph.D. Laguna Woods, CA Geologist-in-Park, Craters of the Moon NM
Mary E Kline Nanticoke, MD Chief of Interpretation, Steamtown NHS
Mary G Martin Palo Cedro, CA Superintendent, Lassen Volcanic NP
Max Old Bear Traverse City, MI Ranger, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
Meredith Kaplan Oakland. CA Superintendent, Juan Bautista de Anza NHT
Michael K. Johnson Fredericksburg, VA Chief Ranger, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP
Michael L. Elliott Santa Fe, NM Archaeologist and Planner, National Trails Intermountain Region
Michael Molling Asheville, NC Chief of Maintenance & Engineering, Blue Ridge Parkway
Michael Piraino Bainbridge Island, WA Visitor Use, Mount Rainier NP
Michael Tollefson Scottsdale, AZ Superintendent, Yosemite NP
Miriam Hornstein Huntsville, AL Supervisory Park Ranger, Yellowstone NP
Neil Korsmo West Branch, IA Chief Ranger, Herbert Hoover NHS
Nelson Siler Pueblo, CO Safety Manager, Yellowstone NP
Nicholas J Eason Moab, UT Chief of Resource Management and Visitor Protection, Dinosaur NM
O.V. Olsen Albuquerque, NM IT Specialist, Intermountain Region
Oron L. Bass, Jr High Springs, FL Supervisory Wildlife Biologist
Pamela Underhill Harpers Ferry, WV Superintendent, Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Patricia Ashley Dickinson, ND Archeological Technician, Midwest Archeological Center
Patricia E. Bentley Elkton, FL Park Ranger, Northeast Regional Office
Patrick Reed Fort Collins, CO Superintendent, Mammoth Cave NP
Paul B. Cole III Kissimmee, FL Superintendent, Roosevelt Vanderbilt NHS
Paul Henderson Moab, UT Assistant Superintendent, Southeast Utah Group
Paula Power Ojai, CA Supervisory Terrestrial Biologist, Channel Islands NP
Paulette Mullinax Bedford, VA Lead Ranger Interpretation, Blue Ridge Parkway
Peggy Dolinich Colorado Springs, CO Interpretive Specialist, Pacific West RO
Peter Baril Colorado Springs, CO Park Ranger, Richmond National Battlefield Park
Peter C. Fitzmaurice Mazama, WA Chief Ranger, Canyonlands NP
Peter D. Rhyins Albuquerque, NM Trail Maintenance, Valles Caldera NP
Peter Fitzpatrick Laguna Niguel, CA Volunteer, Yosemite NP
Phil Selleck Falls Church, VA Associate Regional Director, NCR
Philip R. Brueck Saratoga Springs, UT Deputy Superintendent, Southeast Utah National Parks
Philip S Heckman Custer, SD Administrative Officer, Rocky Mountain NP
R. Bruce Edmonston Bend, OR Chief Park Ranger, Roosevelt/Vanderbilt NHS
Ramon Gene Brende Wentworth, SD Chief Ranger, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Randi Smith Spearfish, SD Museum Technician, Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS
Randy W Turner New York, NY Superintendent
Rebecca M. Post Santa Fe, NM National Historic Landmark Coordinator, Intermountain Region
Rebecca Mills Berkeley CA Superintendent
Ren Evanoff Livingstin, MT Environmental Protection Specialist, Yellowstone NP
Rev. William R. Morris Dolores, CO Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services, Mesa Verde NP
Richard D. Falb Fairfield, CO Budget Officer, DSC
Richard E Wells Palm Springs, CA Superintendent, Gateway NRA Sandy Hook
Richard M Ziino Jr McKinney, TX Museum & Visitor Services Supervisor
Richard M. Bryant St. Augustine, FL Chief, Resource Management
Richard Smith Tucson, AZ Acting Superintendent, Yellowstone NP
Rick Jones Ridgway, CO Interpretive Planner, Harpers Ferry Center, WASO
Rick L. Mossman Mount Vernon, WA Chief Ranger, Wind Cave NP
Ries Collier Bedford, VA Chief Resource Management, Cumberland Gap NHP
Robbyn Jackson Hancock, NH Chief, Cult. Resources & Museum Mgmt., San Francisco Maritime NHP
Robert Arnberger Tucson, AZ Regional Director, Alaska Region
Robert Burns Orem, UT District Electrician, Yellowstone NP
Robert E Sellers Boise, ID Fire Management Specialist
Robert Joseph Abrell Nevada City, CA Chief Resource Mgmt & Science, Great Smoky Mountains NP
Robert O. Binnewies Tucson, AZ Superintendent, Yosemite NP
Robert R. Martin Dunbar, PA National Security Program Manager, RAD, WASO
Robert W Reynolds Fruita, CO Superintendent, Outer Banks Group
Roberta Barrows Colorado Springs, CO Admin Assistant, Rocky Mountain NP
Roberta D’Amico Boise, ID WASO Public Affairs
Ron Wilson Knoxville, TN Chief Ranger, Big South Fork NRRA
Ronald Everhart Lakewood, CO Deputy Regional Director, Intermountain Region
Ronald G. Warfield Eatonville, WA Assistant Chief Park Naturalist, Mount Rainier NP
Ronald Thoman Denver, CO Management Specialist, Intermountain Regional Office
Rose Chilcoat Durango, CO Outdoor Recreation Planner, Alaska Regional Office
Russ Ludwick Luray, VA Dispatch, Glen Canyon NRA
Russell Galipeau Newbury Park, CA Superintendent, Channel Islands NP
Russell P. Smith New Castle, DE Superintendent
Sam Weddle Front Royal, VA Chief Ranger/Mgt. Assistant, Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP
Samuel N. Stokes Silver Spring, MD Chief, Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance
Sanford P. Rabinowitch Anchorage, AK Subsistence Manager
Sarah C. Danner Navarre, Fl Seasonal Naturalist, Cape Hatteras NS
Sarah Peskin Walpole, ME Chief of Planning and Legislation; North Atlantic Region
Scott Chapman University Place, WA Volunteer, Mt Rainier NP
Scott Emerson Tilley Maidens, VA Acting Associate Director for Admin, National Capital Parks
Scott Sticha Hereford, AZ Chief of Interpretation & Partnerships, Grand Canyon NP
Sharon C Miles Denver, CO Planner, Midwest Regional Office
Sherry V Justus Elkins Park, PA Chief, Interp., Visitor Services and NR, Sagamore Hill NHS
Shirley Clark Issaquah, WA Deputy a Regional Chief Scientist, Pacific NW Regional Office
Stephen W. Hastings Harpers Ferry, WV Facility Manager, Historic Preservation Training Center
Steve Bruner Londonderry, VT Lead – Business Plan Implementation, Yellowstone NP
Steve Pittleman Derwood, MD Supervisory IT Specialist, WASO
Sue Jennings Lake Ann, MI Wildlife Biologist, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Susan Consolo Murphy Wapiti, WY Chief of Science & Resource Mgmt., Grand Teton NP
Terrence D. Moore Shamong, NJ Chief of Planning and Compliance, Northeast Region
Terry Lynne McElrath Black Mountain, NC Facility Mgt Specialist, Blue Ridge Parkway
Terry Michael Di Mattio Driggs, ID Superintendent, Cabrillo NM
Terry W Savage Naples, FL Superintendent, Boston National Parks
Thomas A. Cherry Loveland, CO Law Enforcement Training Mgr. / FLETC
Thomas A.Smith Los Gatos, CA Seasonal Horse Patrol, Yosemite NP
Thomas D. Thiessen Pleasant Dale, NE Archeologist, Midwest Archeological Center
Thomas Griffiths Clinton, MO Assistant Superintendent, Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Thomas H. Wilson Napa, CA Information Officer, WASO
Thomas L. Habecker Bozeman, MT Park Ranger, Denali NP
Thomas M. Lorig Seattle, WA Park Ranger Interpreter
Thomas P. Workman Flagstaff, AZ Superintendent, Cabrillo NM
Thomas W. Sweeney Lynchburg, VA Communications, WASO
Timothy J. Oliverius Mancos, CO Fire Management Officer, Mesa Verde NP
Timothy Manns Mount Vernon, WA Chief Interpreter, North Cascades NP
Todd Bolton Smithsburg, MD Chief of Visitor Services, Harpers Ferry NHP
Tom Haraden Castle Valley, UT Asst. Chief of Interpretation & Visitor Services, Zion NP
Tom Ribe Santa Fe, NM Fire, Bandelier NM
Tomye Folts-Zettner Marble Falls, TX Biologist, Inventory & Monitoring
Tonnie Cummings Vancouver, WA Air Resources Specialist, Pacific West Region
Travis Poulson Flagstaff, AZ Chief Park Ranger
Victoria Stevens Seattle, WA Biologist, Olympic NP
Virginia Rousseau Orleans, MA Chief Ranger, Shenandoah NP
Vito Spinale Santa Fe, NM Facility Management Specialist, WASO
Wayne Jipsen Saint George, UT Park Ranger, Status of Liberty and Ellis Island
Wilbur Edward Whitaker Kerrville, TX District Ranger Delaware Water Gap NRA
William C Walters Nashville, IN Associate to the Director
William D Rice, Jr Eagle River, AK Management Biologist
William F. Loftus, Ph.D. Vero Beach, FL Research Biologist, Everglades NP
William H DeBerry Longview, WA Park Ranger, Fort Vancouver NHS
William J Carroll Hudson, OH Deputy Superintendent, Cuyahoga Valley NP
William Jackson Fort Collins, CO Chief, Water Resources Division
William Overstreet Roanoke, VA Sign Shop, Blue Ridge Parkway
William Richard Harwell College Station, TX Volunteer, Mt Rainier NP
Wm. C. Wilkinson III Bethesda, MD Site Supervisor, Roosevelt Island, GWMP