Coalition Urges Designation of Proposed Chuckwalla National Monument and Proposed Expansion of Joshua Tree National Park

April 16, 2024 Contact: Emily Thompson Coalition Urges Designation of Proposed Chuckwalla National Monument and Proposed Expansion of Joshua Tree National Park Today, Senator Alex Padilla and Representative Raul Ruiz sent a joint letter to President Biden urging him to use the Antiquities Act to designate the Chuckwalla National Monument and protect approximately 17,000 acres

Coalition Joins Comments on Illinois’ Regional Haze State Implementation Plan

  March 21, 2024 Sarah Brubaker Office of Community Relations Illinois Environmental Protection Agency 1021 North Grand Ave. East, P.O. Box 19276 Springfield, IL 62794-9506 Electronic Filing via Email Sa************@il******.gov Re: Comments on Illinois’ Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period The National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, the Coalition to Protect

Coalition Supports Establishing Owyhee Canyonlands National Monument

  March 20, 2024 President Joe Biden 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 The Honorable Ron Wyden 221 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Jeff Merkley 531 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Subject: Support for an Owyhee Canyonlands National Monument Dear President Biden, Senator Wyden, and Senator Merkley: We

Coalition Submits Comments on the Everglades National Park Wilderness Stewardship Plan

    ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION – NO HARD COPY TO FOLLOW   March 20, 2024   Superintendent Pedro Ramos Attn: Wilderness Stewardship Plan    Everglades National Park  40001 State Road 9336  Homestead, FL 33034    Subject:  Everglades Wilderness Stewardship Plan   Dear Superintendent Ramos:   I am writing on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the

Coalition Joins Opposition to H.R. 6009, the Restoring American Energy Dominance Act

March 19, 2024 Speaker Johnson, Leader Jeffries, and Members of the House of Representatives: On behalf of the undersigned conservation, climate, and public lands organizations, we write today in strong opposition to H.R. 6009, the Restoring American Energy Dominance Act. This legislation circumvents and undermines the administrative process, ignores significant public input across the West,

Coalition Joins Opposition to H.R. 5499, the Congressional Oversight of the Antiquities Act

March 20, 2024 Representative Bruce Westerman, Chairman Representative Raúl Grijalva, Ranking Member House Committee on Natural Resources 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Re: H.R. 5499, Congressional Oversight of the Antiquities Act Dear Chairman Westerman and Ranking Member Grijalva, On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our millions of members across the country,

Coalition Joins Comments on the Ohio EPA Supplement to the Regional Haze State Implementation Plan

March 18, 2024 William Kenny Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Lazarus Government Center P.O. Box 1049 Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 Electronic Filing via Email Wi***********@ep*.gov Re: Comments on the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Supplement to the Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), Sierra Club, the Coalition to

Coalition Speaks with NPT About President’s FY 2025 Budget Request

  President’s FY25 Budget Request For National Park Service “Disappointing” By Kurt Repanshek – March 12th, 2024 Cuts in visitor interpretation and education, not enough money for employee pay raises or to replace jobs lost by past years’ cuts, and less money for replacing worn out equipment are among the troubling areas of President Biden’s

Coalition Statement on President Biden’s FY 2025 Proposed Budget

For release: March 12, 2023 Contact: Emily Thompson, Em************@pr********.org Coalition Statement on President Biden’s FY 2025 Proposed Budget Phil Francis, Chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, issued the following statement on President Biden’s FY 2025 budget: “We were disappointed in the final budget numbers that were just passed for FY 2024, and

Coalition Joins Comments on Florida’s Supplemental Amendment to Previously Proposed Regional Haze Plan

  March 8, 2024 Preston McLane Program Administrator Division of Air Resource Management Florida Department of Environmental Protection 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 5500 Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400 Electronic Filing via Email to Pr************@Fl********.gov Re: Comments on Florida’s Supplemental Amendment to Previously Proposed Regional Haze Plan for the Second Implementation Period. The National Parks Conservation Association

Coalition Joins Comments on Revision to Pennsylvania State Implementation Regional Haze Plan

  March 8, 2024 Ezra Thrush, Director Policy Office Department of Environmental Protection Rachel Carson State Office Building P.O. Box 2063 Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063 Re: Proposed Revision to State Implementation Plan Regional Haze Best Available Retrofit Technology Dear Mr. Thrush: The National Parks Conservation Association, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Sierra Club, PennFuture, Clean

Coalition Concerned Over Impending NPS Budget Cuts

  For release: March 5, 2023 Contact: Emily Thompson Coalition Concerned Over Impending NPS Budget Cuts House and Senate Appropriations Committees finally released several appropriations bills, which will need to pass the full House and Senate this week to prevent a partial government shutdown. One of the six bills passed by committees includes the Department

Coalition Comments on Compromise Budget That Will Cut $150 Million From NPS

The National Park Service, already struggling to meet staffing and operational needs, will be saddled with a $150 million cut to its current budget if Congress approves a Senate-House compromise spending plan released by the two chambers’ appropriations committees. Additionally, the bills don’t provide any additional funds to help parks cover a 5.2 percent federal pay

Coalition Offers Support for New Report on Threat to Resources from Orphaned Wells and Abandoned Oil and Gas Infrastructure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2024 Press Contact: Paul Reed, pr***@ar******************.org REPORT: Orphaned Wells and Abandoned Oil and Gas Infrastructure Pose a Significant Threat to Cultural Resources in the Southwest New Report Explores Native American Tribal Concerns with Orphaned Wells and Discusses Common-Sense Solutions Needed for Addressing the Problem for the Long Term (Tucson, AZ)

Coalition Testifies in Support of SB983, the MD bill to phase-out lead ammunition

Written Testimony in support of SB983 RE: SB 983 – Lead Ammunition Phase-Out – SUPPORT February 27, 2024 The Honorable Brian J. Feldman Chair, Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee Maryland General Assembly Annapolis, MD 21401 The Honorable Cheryl C. Kagan Vice Chair, Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee Maryland General Assembly Annapolis,

Coalition Thanks Senator Van Hollen and Representative Sarbanes on Supporting S. 2620 and H.R. 5045, the Chesapeake National Recreation Area Act

  February 27, 2024 The Honorable Chris Van Hollen U.S. Senate 730 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable John Sarbanes U.S. House of Representatives 2370 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 RE: Support for the Chesapeake National Recreation Area S. 2620 and H.R. 5045 Dear Senator Van Hollen and Representative Sarbanes:

Coalition Urges Congress to Swiftly Pass a Spending Plan that Prioritizes the Protection of Parks and Public Lands

  For release: February 26, 2024 Contact: Emily Thompson, Em************@pr********.org Coalition Urges Congress to Swiftly Pass a Spending Plan that Prioritizes the Protection of Parks and Public Lands With a potential shutdown of the federal government looming on the horizon, our national parks and public lands are once again at risk. Congress has only a

Coalition Supports Dearfield Special Resource Study

The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a Special Resource Study of the historic Dearfield settlement in Weld County, Colorado, to identify whether it meets the criteria recommended for potential inclusion as a unit of the national park system. Dearfield was established by Oliver Toussaint Jackson in 1910 and was the most prominent African American homesteading settlement

Coalition Urges Phase Out of Poisonous Lead Ammunition in Sport Hunting in Maryland

  February 23, 2024   Subject:  Support of Maryland’s HB 1473   Dear Delegate:   I am writing to you on behalf of over 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), a non-profit organization composed of retired, former, or current employees of the National Park Service (NPS). The Coalition studies, educates,

Coalition Joins Comments on Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 2024 Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY AUDUBON ROCKIES * COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH UNITED STATES * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL February 15, 2024 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Andrew Archuleta State Director Wyoming Bureau of

Coalition Supports Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park Visitor Use Management Plan

  February 14, 2024 Tracy Stakely Superintendent Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park 1214 Middle Street Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482 Subject: Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie Dock Replacement Environmental Assessment Dear Superintendent Stakely: I am writing on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who

Coalition Urges Director Sams to Keep Yosemite National Park Childcare Center Open

  The Honorable Charles Sams Director National Park Service 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 2024 February 12, 2024 Dear Director Sams, I am writing on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), an organization made up of more than 2,500 former, retired, and current National Park Service (NPS) employees and volunteers.

Coalition Highlights Success of GAOA in Interview with Billings Gazette

Great American investments: National park projects accelerate with funding Brett French Feb 4, 2024 Yellowstone National Park has bustled with construction activity in recent years, and not just because the record-breaking flood of 2022 wiped out roads, bridges, buildings and other infrastructure. The Great American Outdoors Act, passed by Congress in a bipartisan vote in

Coalition Joins Comments on the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 2024 Second Quarter Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH US * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL February 08, 2024 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Andrew Archuleta State Director Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 5353 Yellowstone Road Cheyenne, WY 82009

Coalition Joins Commnets on EPA’s proposed approval of Massachusetts’ Regional Haze Revision

  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 5 Post Office Square Suite 100 Boston, MA 02109-3912 Electronic Filing via Regulations.gov Re: Comments on Proposed Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Massachusetts; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period [EPA Docket No. EPA–R01–OAR–2023–0185] The National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, Appalachian

Coalition Joins Comments Urging Forest Service to Strengthen Protections for Forests in Proposed Policy

To: The Honorable Randy Moore, U.S. Forest Service Chief Re: USDA Old-Growth Initiative February 1st, 2024 Dear Chief Moore, Thank you for starting a process that we hope will end with meaningful protections for existing old-growth forests and trees across the United States, and increase abundance and distribution of old-growth in the future. The undersigned

Coalition Joins Comments on EPA Disapproval of Kansas Regional Haze Plan

  January 30, 2024 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 11201 Renner Blvd. Lenexa, KS 66219 Electronic Filing via Regulations.gov Re: Comments on Proposed Air Plan Disapproval; Kansas; Regional Haze [EPA Docket No. EPA–R07–OAR–2023–0582] The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), Sierra Club, and the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (collectively, the Conservation Groups) submit

Coalition Provides Comments on Big Bend Livestock Plan Implementation

January 26, 2024 Kate Hammond Regional Director National Park Service 12795 West Alameda Parkway Denver, CO 80225 Subject: 2018 Big Bend Livestock Plan Implementation Dear Regional Director Hammond: I am writing on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than 45,000 years of

Coalition Comments on Use of Fixed Anchors and Fixed Equipment in National Park Service Wilderness Areas

  January 25, 2024 Roger Semler Wilderness Stewardship Division Manager National Park Service 1849 C Street NW, MS–2457 Washington, DC 20240 Subject: Evaluation and Authorization Procedures for Fixed Anchors and Fixed Equipment in National Park Service Wilderness Areas Dear Mr. Semler: I am writing on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to

Coalition Provides Comments on Historic Structure Demolition at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

  January 15, 2024 Charles Sellars Superintendent New River Gorge National Park and Preserve National Park Service Post Office Box 246 104 Main Street Glen Jean, WV 25846 Re: Excess Structures and Deferred Maintenance Dear Superintendent Sellars: I write to you on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National

Coalition Speaks with Federal Times about and Shutdowns and Employee Morale

National Parks need $22 billion to address growing maintenance backlog By Molly Weisner Jan 11 at 12:30 PM Land management agencies within the U.S. Department of Interior saw steep increases in repair backlogs, prompting urgent discussions in Congress about how to approach the upcoming reauthorization of a public lands maintenance fund that expires in 2025. Agencies defer needed repairs or

Coalition Joins Comments on Parcels for the Nevada Bureau of Land Management 2024 Second Quarter Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH US * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD December 27, 2023 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Jon Raby State Director Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Project Contacts: Concetta Brown cc*****@bl*.gov (775) 289-1885 Re: Scoping comments on parcels for the Nevada Bureau

Coalition Joins Comments on the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico 2024 Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH US * MONTANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD   December 20, 2023  SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING  Melanie Barnes New Mexico State Director Bureau of Land Management  301 Dinosaur Trail  Santa Fe, NM 87508  Project Contacts:  Catherine Brewster

Coalition Joins Comments for the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road

Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council ● Alaska Community Action on Toxics ● Alaskans for Wildlife ● Alaska Soles, Great Old Broads for Wilderness ● Alaska Wilderness League ● Alaska Wildlife Alliance ● All About Adventure ● Audubon Alaska ● Brooks Range Council ● Center for Biological Diversity ● Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks ●

Coalition Comments on the Ambler Road Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

  ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION – NO HARD COPY TO FOLLOW Comments submitted via: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/57323/570/8004057/comment   December 22, 2023 Steven M. Cohn, State Director Bureau of Land Management Ambler Road Supplemental EIS Comments BLM Fairbanks District Office 222 University Ave. Fairbanks, Alaska 99709 Subject: Comments on the Ambler Road Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) Dear Mr. Cohn:

Coalition Joins Comments on the Montana-Dakotas BLM 2024 Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale Draft EA and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH UNITED STATES * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD December 18, 2023 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Sonya Germann State Director Bureau of Land Management, Montana/Dakotas (406) 896-5012 Project Contacts: Hattie Payne Bureau of Land Management

Coalition Supports Public Meeting Advancing the Expansion of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

  Release Date: December 13, 2023 Media Contact: Emily Thompson Coalition Supports Public Meeting Advancing the Expansion of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks issued a statement of support for the public meeting held on the expansion of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument and the permanent protection of Molok

Coalition Joins General Support Letter for Senate FY 24 Interior Appropriations Bill

December 13, 2023 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Senate Majority Leader The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Minority Leader The Honorable Patty Murray Chair, Committee on Appropriations The Honorable Susan Collins Ranking Member, Committee on Appropriations The Honorable Jeff Merkley Chair, Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee The Honorable Lisa Murkowski Ranking Member, Interior, Environment  Appropriations

Coalition and NPCA Provide Comments on Rocky Mountain National Park Long-Range Day Use Visitor Access Strategy and Environmental Assessment

  December 13, 2023 Gary Ingram, Superintendent Rocky Mountain National Park 1000 US Highway 36 Estes Park, Colorado 80517 RE: Rocky Mountain National Park Long-Range Day Use Visitor Access Strategy and Environmental Assessment Dear Superintendent Ingram: On behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and our nearly 1.6 million members and supporters nationwide, including

Coalition Joins Letter in Opposition to Prince William Digital Gateway Rezoning in Advance of Board Vote

December 11, 2023 Prince William County Board of Supervisors 1 County Complex Ct Woodbridge, VA 22192 RE: Prince William Digital Gateway Rezoning Applications Chair Wheeler, Vice Chair Angry, and Members of the Prince William Board of Supervisors: We, the undersigned 33 organizations, write to you today regarding the rezoning applications for the Prince William Digital

Coalition Supports Quick Review of the Federal Retirement Fairness Act (H.R. 5995)

  December 8, 2023         The Honorable James Comer, Chairman House Committee on Oversight and Accountability 2157 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable Jamie Raskin, Ranking Member House Committee on Oversight and Accountability 2157 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable Pete Sessions, Chairman House

Coalition Comments on Director’s Order 36: Housing Management

  December 5, 2023 Mike Caldwell Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands National Park Service 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20240 Subject: Comments on Director’s Order #36: Housing Management (D.O. 36) Dear Associate Director Caldwell: I write to you on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National

Coalition Supports Mimbres Peaks National Monument Designation

Release Date: December 6, 2023 Media Contact: Emily Thompson Coalition Supports Mimbres Peaks National Monument Designation Today, a diverse coalition of elected officials, organizations, and community members launched a campaign in support of the Mimbres Peaks National Monument. The group has identified over 245,000 acres in the Mimbres Peaks – the Good Sight Mountains, Florida

Coalition Opposes Harmful Oil and Gas Riders in House FY 24 Interior Appropriations Bill

December 1, 2023 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Senate Majority Leader  The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Minority Leader  The Honorable Patty Murray Chair, Committee on Appropriations  The Honorable Susan Collins Ranking Member, Committee on Appropriations  Dear Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McConnell, Chair Murray, and Ranking Member Collins: On behalf of the forty-two undersigned national and

The Coalition and NPCA Provide Comments on Arches National Park Visitor Use, Access, and Experience Planning

  December 1, 2023 Arches National Park 2282 SW Resource Blvd. Moab, UT 84532 RE: Arches National Park Visitor Use, Access, and Experience Planning Dear Arches National Park, On behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) — and our nearly 1.6 million members and supporters nationwide — and the Coalition to Protect America’s National

Member Op-Ed: California’s majestic desert must be preserved. This proposal can help.

  As the former superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park — and a 38-year career employee for the National Park Service — I have seen the undeniable benefits that come with conserving our public lands. Nowhere has this become more clear than in the California desert, where conservation efforts have nurtured a growing and sustainable

Coalition Comments on Theodore Roosevelt National Park Livestock Plan

            November 20, 2023 Angie Richman Superintendent Theodore Roosevelt National Park PO Box 7 Medora, ND 58645 Subject: Comments on Theodore Roosevelt National Park Livestock Plan Dear Superintendent Richman: I write to you on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who

Coalition Sign on in Opposition to H.R. 6009, the Restoring American Energy Dominance Act

October 25, 2023 Re: House National Resources Committee Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Hearing on H.R. 6009, the Restoring American Energy Dominance Act Chairman Stauber, Ranking Member Ocasio-Cortez, and members of the House Natural Resources Committee’ Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources: On behalf of the undersigned conservation, climate, and public lands organizations, we write

Coalition Joins Comments on the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 2024 Second Quarter Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY AUDUBON ROCKIES * COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * MONTANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL   November 15, 2023 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Andrew Archuleta State Director Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 5353 Yellowstone Road Cheyenne, WY 82009 Project Contacts:

Coalition Comments on Upholding Civil Service Protections and Merit System Principles

  November 16, 2023 Office of Personnel Management 1900 E Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20415 Ref:  RIN 320 –AO56 Proposed Rule Upholding Civil Service Protections and Merit System Principles  Dear Office of Personnel Management: The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, the Association of National Park Rangers, and the National Parks Conservation Association submit these

Coalition Joins Comments on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Draft Resource Management Plan and EIS

Grand Canyon Trust – Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance – The Wilderness Society – Western Watersheds Project – National Parks Conservation Association – Center for Biological Diversity – Project Eleven Hundred – Western Resource Advocates – Conservation Lands Foundation – WildEarth Guardians – Coalition to Protect America’s Parks – Sierra Club Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Draft

Coalition Joins Comments for the Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

  ATTN: GSENM RMP Project Manager  BLM Paria River District  Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument  669 South Highway 89 A, Kanab, UT 84741 November 9, 2023  RE: Public Comments for the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (DOI-BLM-UT-P010-2022-0006-RMP-EIS)  Dear Adé Nelson, Scott Whitesides and the Resource

Coalition Chair Comments on the Taking of Eagles From Valles Caldera National Preserve For Cultural Purposes

Update | Jemez Pueblo Quickly Given OK To Take Eagles From Valles Caldera National Preserve By Kurt Repanshek – November 8th, 2023 NPT Editor’s note: This updates with comments from Mike Murray, chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks. In a move viewed as unprecedented and apparently against agency regulations, National Park Service

Coalition Joins Comments on the Proposed Nebraska Regional Haze State Implementation Plan

  November 8, 2023 Tracy Wharton Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Legal Division P.O. Box 98922 Lincoln, NE 68509-8922 Re: Conservation Groups’ Comments on the State of Nebraska’s Proposed Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period Dear Ms. Wharton, The National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, and the Coalition to Protect

Coalition Submits Comments on North Cascades N.P Draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Management Plan

  November 8, 2023 Don Striker Superintendent North Cascades National Park Service Complex 810 State Route 20 Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 Subject: Draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Management Plan Dear Superintendent Striker: I write on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent some 45,000 years

 Coalition Supports Public Meeting Advancing the Expansion of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

  Release Date: November 8, 2023 Media Contact: Emily Thompson, Em************@pr********.org Coalition Supports Public Meeting Advancing the Expansion of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument The USDA Forest Service held a listening session to hear from the local community about efforts to advance the expansion of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. The locally driven

Coalition Joins 48 Environmental Organizations Urging Members to Oppose Amendments to the 2024 House Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act

The Coalition joined 48 environmental organizations in sending the below letter to the House of Representatives urging Members to oppose the following amendments to H.R. 4821, the House Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024, when they come up for votes. November 2, 2023 U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515

Coalition Opposes the U.S. House of Representatives FY24 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

 October 31, 2023  Dear Members of Congress,  We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition, and friends of the coalition urge you to oppose the U.S. House of Representatives Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The bill cuts the National Park Service (NPS) budget by $433 million

Coalition Joins Letter Expressing Concern Over Forest Bills

October 24, 2023 Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Chair Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Public Lands, Forests & Mining Subcommittee U.S. Senate Washington, DC Senator Mike Lee Ranking Member Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Public Lands, Forests & Mining Subcommittee U.S. Senate Washington, DC Dear Chair Cortez Masto and Ranking Member Lee: We write

Coalition Signs On in Opposition to House Interior Appropriations Bill

October 25, 2023 United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Re: Please oppose H.R. 4821, the 2024 interior bill, which would eviscerate environmental protections, decimate historic climate progress in the Inflation Reduction Act, green light harmful poison pill anti-environmental riders, and so much more Dear Representative, On behalf of our millions of members and

Coalition Signs on to Letter Urging President Biden to Rescind Border Wall Waivers

October 16, 2023 President Joseph R. Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Re: We urge your administration to rescind Sec. Mayorkas’ discretionary border wall waiver and restore legal protections to border communities and wildlife Dear President Biden: We write to express our profound dismay and opposition to Secretary Mayorkas’ waiver

Coalition Comments on Visitor Use Management at Grand Teton National Park

  October 5, 2023 Chip Jenkins Superintendent Grand Teton National Park Post Office Drawer 170 Moose, WY 83012 Subject: Comments on Visitor Use Management at Grand Teton National Park Dear Superintendent Jenkins: I write to you on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent

Coalition Joins Comments On Proposed Phase 2 Regulations of the National Environmental Policy Act

The Honorable Brenda Mallory Chair, Council on Environmental Quality 730 Jackson Place, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20503 Re: Docket Number 2023-0003 Dear Chair Mallory: This letter represents the collective comments of 88 organizations representing millions of members and supporters regarding the proposed Phase 2 regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Our members care deeply

The Coalition Condemns Looming Government Shutdown

Date: 9/29/23 The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Condemns Looming Government Shutdown  Mike Murray, Chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, issued this statement on the anticipated federal government shutdown: “The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks strongly condemns this looming government shutdown. Congress is responsible for developing and approving a federal

Coalition Offers Comments on Visitor Use Management at Glacier National Park

  September 28, 2023 Dave Roemer Superintendent Post Office Box 128 West Glacier, MT 59936 Subject: Comments on Visitor Use Management at Glacier National Park Dear Superintendent Roemer: I am writing to you on behalf of over 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than 45,000 years

Op-Ed: To Protect National Parks, We Must Take Urgent Climate Action Now

  Op-Ed | To Protect National Parks, We Must Take Urgent Climate Action Now By Mike Murray, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks National parks are among America’s most beloved institutions, yet they face a grave threat. Climate change is here, and we need to act quickly to protect our parks from its worst consequences.

Coalition Comments on Potential Government Shutdown and Parks

  Going to the Airport Soon? A Government Shutdown Could Snarl Your Plans TSA, air-traffic-control and customs staffers would be required to keep working, but fliers should prepare for delays By Allison Pohle Updated Sept. 26, 2023 at 11:47 am ET Travelers are wondering whether a potential U.S. government shutdown would thwart their upcoming flights

Coalition Comments on Proposed Approval of Maryland’s Air Quality Implementation Plan

  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 Four Penn Center 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029 Re: Comments on Proposed Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period [EPA Docket ID No. EPA–R03–OAR–2022–0912] The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, National Parks

Coalition Supports Chuckwalla National Monument

   Release Date: September 25, 2023 Media Contact: Emily Thompson, Em************@pr********.org Coalition Supports Chuckwalla National Monument and Joshua Tree National Park Expansion Elected officials and local community leaders have launched a campaign urging President Biden to use the Antiquities Act to designate Chuckwalla National Monument and protect lands adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park. “The

The Coalition Thanks Secretary Haaland for Visit to Molok Luyuk

  Date: 9/25/23 The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Thanks Secretary Haaland for Visit to Molok Luyuk Secretary Haaland recently visited Molok Luyuk in Northern California, a landscape of natural and cultural significance located along the eastern edge of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. Tribal, congressional and local community leaders have called on President

Coalition Signs On in Support of DOI’s Proposed Oil & Gas Rule

Archaeology Southwest * Audubon Rockies * Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks * Conservation Colorado * Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship * Evangelical Environmental Network * Montana Wildlife Federation * National Audubon Society * National Parks Conservation Association * Natural Resources Defense Council * Nevada Conservation League * Nevada Wildlife Federation * New Mexico Voices for

Coalition Urges Congress to Pass a Continuing Resolution and Invest in Public Lands

September 22, 2023 Dear Members of Congress, We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition, and friends of the coalition write to express our strong support for a continuing resolution to keep our government open until Congress can pass Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) spending bills that invest in our parks, forests and

Coalition Comments on Point Reyes National Seashore Tomales Point Area Plan

  September 21, 2023 Craig Kenkel Superintendent 1 Bear Valley Road Point Reyes National Seashore Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 Subject: Comments on Scoping for Tomales Point Area Plan Dear Superintendent Kenkel: I am writing on behalf of over 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than

Coalition Comments on IG Review of NPS Maintenance Backlog

  IG Report: National Park Service Can’t Effectively Manage Maintenance Backlog ByKurt Repanshek September 20th, 2023 The National Park Service can’t successfully manage its multi-billion-dollar maintenance backlog “due to inaccurate and unreliable data” that has made it impossible to accurately state the cost of the backlog, according to the Interior Department’s Inspector General, though the

Coalition Comments on BLM’s Proposed Rule on Fluid Mineral Leases and the Leasing Process

  September 13, 2023 Ms. Tracy Stone-Manning Director, Bureau of Land Management 1849 C St. NW, Room 5646 Washington, DC 20240 Attention: 1004–AE80 Subject:  BLM Proposed Rule on Fluid Minerals Leases and Leasing Process, RIN 1004–AE78 Dear Director Stone-Manning: I am writing on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), a non-profit

Coalition Comments Comments on the BLM Nevada 2023 Fourth Quarter Oil and Gas Competitive Lease Sale Draft E.A. and Finding of No Significant Impact

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH UNITED STATES * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * NEVADA WILDLIFE FEDERATION * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD September 7, 2023 Jon Raby State Director Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Contacts: Melissa Jennings Bureau of Land Management Scott Distel Bureau of Land Management Eugene

Coalition Comments on Yosemite Visitor Access Management Plan

  September 6, 2023 Cicely Muldoon Superintendent P.O. Box 577 Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 Subject: Comments on Visitor Access Management Plan for Yosemite National Park Dear Superintendent Muldoon: I am writing to you on behalf of over 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than 45,000

Conservation Organizations Comments on the Proposed Stationary Source Permit to Operate for WestRock Virginia, LLC – Covington

  August 30, 2023 Erin Rau Air Permit Writer DEQ Blue Ridge Regional Office 901 Russell Drive Salem, VA 24153 Re: Conservation Organizations Comments on the Proposed Stationary Source Permit to Operate for WestRock Virginia, LLC – Covington Dear Ms. Rau: National Parks Conservation Association, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, and Virginia Conservation Network

Coalition Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Bison Management

  September 5, 2023 Cameron Sholly, Superintendent Attn: Bison Management Plan P.O. Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Subject:  Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Bison Management Dear Superintendent Sholly: I am writing on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more

Coalition Joins Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Project Proposed Meeting Request

August 29, 2023 Michael Connor Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 441 G Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20314 RE: NAO-2012-0080 Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Proposed Meeting Request Dear Assistant Secretary Connor: We, the undersigned groups, continue to have significant concerns regarding the Army Corps-managed review of Dominion Energy’s Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton 500kV

Coalition and Others Voice Concerns about Transmission Line Project near Jamestown

August 29, 2023 The Honorable Tommy Beaudreau Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C St. NW Washington, D.C. 20240 RE: Army Corps of Engineers NAO-2012-0080 Dominion Energy Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Proposal Dear Deputy Secretary Beaudreau: We are writing on behalf of the undersigned organizations to express our ongoing concerns about the Army Corps-managed environmental

Coalition Comments on Mississippi Regional Haze Policy

  August 18, 2023 Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Office of Pollution Control, Air Division P.O. Box 2261, Jackson, MS 39225 Attn: Carla Brown Re: Conservation Organizations Comments on the Pre-Hearing Draft Mississippi Regional Haze State Implementation Plan Dear Ms. Brown, The National Parks Conservation Association, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks and Sierra Club

Coalition Comments on USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations

  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5275 Leesburg Pike MS: PRB (JAO/3W) Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 Attn: FWS–HQ–NWRS–2023–0038 Date: August 22, 2023 Dear U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Officials, We the undersigned write to strongly support the National Wildlife Refuge System: 2023-2024 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations (“Regulations”), and offer some changes to the

Coalition Joins Comments on Endangered Species Act Regulatory Revisions

  August 21, 2023 Public Comments Processing Attn: FWS–HQ–ES–2021–0104 Attn: FWS–HQ–ES–2021–0107 Attn: FWS–HQ–ES–2023–0018 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service MS: PRB (JAO/3W) 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041–3803 Re: Comments on Endangered Species Act Regulatory Revisions – Dockets FWS–HQ– ES–2021–0104; FWS–HQ–ES–2021–0107; FWS–HQ–ES–2023–0018 The Southern Environmental Law Center (“SELC”) submits the following comments on revisions proposed

Coalition Signs on in Support of Additional Protections for Minidoka NHS

          October 10, 2023 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20240 Dear Secretary Haaland: We are Japanese American and Alaska Native survivors, who were wrongfully incarcerated during World War II at Minidoka. We are joined by Minidoka descendants and allies. We

Coalition Celebrates the Designation of Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument

Release Date: August 8, 2023 Media Contact: Emily Thompson, Em************@pr********.org Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Celebrates the Designation of Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument Today, President Biden used his authority under the Antiquities Act designate the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand

Coalition Joins Groups in Urging Secretary to Rescind Order on E-bike Use

American Hiking Society, Back Country Horsemen of America Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Marin Conservation League, National Parks Conservation Association, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Save Our Seashores Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Wilderness Watch The Honorable Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior Chuck Sams, Director, National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior

Coalition Submits Comments on Bandelier National Monument Proposed Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment

    July 31, 2023   Mr. Patrick Suddath, Superintendent Bandelier National Monument 15 Entrance RD Los Alamos, NM 87544   Subject:  Bandelier National Monument Proposed Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment   Dear Superintendent Suddath:    I am writing on behalf of over 2,400 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks

Coalition Comments on BLM Proposed Rule on Rights-of-Way, Leasing, and Operations for Renewable Energy

  July 27, 2023 Ms. Tracy Stone-Manning Director, Bureau of Land Management 1849 C St. NW, Room 5646 Washington, DC 20240 Attention: 1004–AE78 Subject:  BLM Proposed Rule on Rights-of-Way, Leasing, and Operations for Renewable Energy, RIN 1004–AE78 Dear Director Stone-Manning: I am writing on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), a

Coalition Celebrates Designation of the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument

Release Date: July 25, 2023 Media Contact: Emily Thompson, Em************@pr********.org Coalition Celebrates Designation of the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument Today, on the anniversary of Emmett Till’s birth, President Biden used his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate a new national monument honoring Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley. The Monument will span

Coalition Supports Swift Implementation of 37 State Regional Haze Rules

July 11, 2023 The Honorable Michael Regan Environmental Protection Agency Office of the Administrator Mail Code 1101A 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20460 Re: Assuring Clean Air in our Parks and Communities through Strong Implementation of the Regional Haze Rule Dear Administrator Regan: On behalf of our millions of members and supporters nationwide, we,

Coalition Signs on in Opposition to U.S. House of Representatives FY 24 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

July 18, 2023 Dear Chairwoman Granger, Ranking Member DeLauro and Appropriations Committee Members, We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition, urge you to oppose the U.S. House of Representatives Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The bill cuts the National Park Service (NPS) budget by $436

Coalition Praises Biden Administration for Hosting Public Meeting Advancing Creation of Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni N.M.

Coalition Praises Biden Administration for Hosting Public Meeting Advancing Creation of Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni National Monument Mike Murray, Chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, issued the following statement on the public meeting held by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service in Flagstaff, Arizona, to hear from the

Coalition Comments on Use of Electric Bicycles within the National Park System

  July 14, 2023 Electric Bicycle Programmatic EA National Park Service 1849 C Street NW, MS-2472 Washington, DC 20240 Subject:  Programmatic EA – Use of Electric Bicycles within the National Park System Dear National Park Service: I am writing on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, which represents over 2,400 current, former,

Coalition Joins Scoping Comments on Wyoming BLM 2024 Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY AUDUBON ROCKIES * THE COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL * WYOMING WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION July 12, 2023 Andrew Archuleta State Director Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 5353 Yellowstone

Coalition Joins Over 125 Groups in Call for BLM to Conserve Freshwater Resources as Part of the Public Lands Rule

July 5, 2023 Director Tracy Stone-Manning Bureau of Land Management U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C St. NW, Room 5646 Washington, DC 20240 Attention: 1004–AE92 Director Stone-Manning, The undersigned organizations value watershed health, clean water, and healthy streams and rivers and are writing in support of the Conservation and Landscape Health rulemaking. As the

Coalition Comments Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the BLM Utah Oil and Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICAS’S NATIONAL PARKS ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD July 3, 2023 Greg Sheehan State Director Bureau of Land Management, Utah Project Contacts: Nathan Packer Natural Resources Specialist Bureau of Land Management Angela Wadman Physical Science Tech Bureau of Land Management Tylia Varilek O&G Leasing Team Archaeologist Bureau of Land Management Re:

Coalition Comments on the Bureau of Land Management Montana-Dakotas 2023 Third Quarter Oil and Gas Lease Sale Draft Environmental Assessment

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * NORTHERN PLAINS RESOURCE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * WILD MONTANA June 26, 2023 Sonya Germann State Director Bureau of Land Management, Montana-Dakotas Project Contacts: Tessa Wallace Bureau of Land Management Re: Comments on the

Coalition Supports Phase-Out of Lead Ammunition and Fishing Tackle on National Wildlife Refuges

June 27, 2023 Subject: Groups Support Phase-Out of Lead Ammunition and Fishing Tackle on National Wildlife Refuges, Urge Opposition to H.R. 615 and S.1185 Dear Representative, We the undersigned organizations are writing in support of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) decision to not allow lead on newly opened National Wildlife Refuge hunting lands

Coalition Strongly Opposes H.R. 3025 – To provide for no net increase in the total acreage of Federal land in the Virgin Islands National Park

  Statement for the Record Michael B. Murray Chair of the Executive Council, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Subcommittee on Federal Lands, Committee on Natural Resources U.S. House of Representatives Hearing on H.R. 3025, to provide for no net increase in the total acreage of Federal land in the Virgin Islands National Park on

Coalition Supports Expansion of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

  Release Date: June 26, 2023 Media Contact: Emily Thompson, Em************@pr********.org Coalition Supports Expansion of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Today, Representative Judy Chu and Senator Alex Padilla of California have asked President Biden to use his authority under the Antiquities Act to add over 109,000 acres to the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

Coalition Comments Comments on the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 2023 Fourth Quarter Oil and Gas Lease Sale Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact

 THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY  COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL * WYOMING WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION   June 20, 2023 Andrew Archuleta  State Director Wyoming Bureau of Land Management

Coalition Comments On BLM Proposed Rule on Conservation and Landscape Health

  June 16, 2023 Ms. Tracy Stone-Manning Director, Bureau of Land Management 1849 C St. NW, Room 5646 Washington, DC 20240, Attention: 1004–AE92 Subject:  BLM Proposed Rule on Conservation and Landscape Health Dear Director Stone-Manning: I am writing on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), a non-profit organization whose membership is

Coalition Comments On Proposed Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

  June 15, 2023   Ms. Rhonda Loh, Superintendent Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park P.O. Box 52 Hawaii National Park, HI 96718 Subject:  Proposed Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Dear Superintendent Loh: I am writing on behalf of over 2,400 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks

Coalition Comments On Badlands National Park Proposed Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment

  June 14, 2023   Mr. Eric Veach, Superintendent Badlands National Park 25216 Ben Reifel Road Interior, SD 57750 Subject:  Badlands National Park Proposed Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment Dear Superintendent Veach: I am writing on behalf of over 2,400 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), all of whom have worked

Coalition Comments On Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Mount Rushmore National Memorial

  June 14, 2023 Ms. Michelle Wheatley, Superintendent Mount Rushmore National Memorial 13000 Highway 244 Building 31, Suite 1 Keystone, SD 57751 Subject:  Proposed Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Mount Rushmore National Memorial Dear Superintendent Wheatley: I am writing on behalf of over 2,400 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition),

New Report by Former National Park Service Leaders Highlights the Lasting Impact of National Monuments and Sites in Need of Protection

New Report by Former National Park Service Leaders Highlights the Lasting Impact of National Monuments and Sites in Need of Protection An Updated Report by Former National Park Service Leaders is Released on the 117th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act, a Critical Tool to Protect and Conserve America’s Public Lands WASHINGTON, DC — In an

Coalition Joins Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon NM NGO Letter of Support

Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument Support June 6, 2023 President Joe Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Biden: We express our strong support for the Grand Canyon Tribal Coalition and its request that you issue a proclamation to establish the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand

Organizations Oppose S.1185, Support Sportspeople-Led Conservation and Secretarial Land Stewardship

The Honorable Senator United States Senate 118th Congress 15 May, 2023 Subject: Organizations Oppose S.1185, Support Sportspeople-Led Conservation and Secretarial Land Stewardship Dear Senator, The undersigned conservation groups are writing in staunch opposition to S.1185 – Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2023. S.1185 would prohibit the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture from

Coalition Applauds Protections for Chaco Landscape

  Release Date: June 5, 2023 Media Contact: Emily Thompson Em************@pr********.org 202-758-3936 Last week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland ordered a 20-year mineral withdrawal of public lands within a 10-mile radius of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park (NHP). This action will help to protect the cultural and historic resources surrounding Chaco Culture NHP

Coalition Joins Organizations with Significant Concerns Over I-15 Wildlife Crossings Trailer Bill

  May 31, 2023 The Honorable Laura Friedman, Chair Assembly Transportation Committee 1020 N Street Room 112 Sacramento, California 95814 Re: Administration’s “Direct Contracting Public-Private Partnership Authority I-15 Wildlife Crossings” Trailer Bill – Significant Concerns and Request for Amendments Dear Chair Friedman: We write regarding the Administration’s Direct Contracting Public-Private Partnership Authority I-15 Wildlife Crossings

Letter of Support for the Proposed Rule on Hunting and Trapping in Alaska’s National Preserves

  May 30, 2023 The Honorable Shannon Estenoz Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington, DC  20240 Subject:  National Park Service Proposed Rule on Hunting and Trapping in National Preserves in Alaska Dear Assistant Secretary Estenoz: As former federal and state officials who are

Coalition Joins Opposition to HR 1380 (PARC Act)

Alliance for the Wild Rockies • Animals Are Sentient Beings • Bitterroot Audubon • Blue Ridge Land Conservancy • Bozeman Broadband, Great Old Broads for Wilderness • California Chaparral Institute • Californians for Western Wilderness • Center for Biological Diversity • Central Virginia Land Conservancy • Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks • Conservation Congress

Coalition Thanks Secretary Haaland for Visit to Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni

Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Thanks Secretary Haaland for Visit to Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Earlier today, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni, a proposed national monument of 1.1 million acres with cultural connections to at least 12 Tribes and Nations. This Indigenous-led proposal dates back decades to numerous efforts to

Coalition Chair on Conservation and Air Tours at Mount Rushmore

Aerial tours of Mount Rushmore could soon be grounded There is currently a proposal by the National Parks Service and the Federal Trade Aviation Administration seeking public input on whether air tours for Mount Rushmore and the Badlands should be eliminated. By Juliana Alford Published: May. 16, 2023   RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) – When

NPT Update: National Parks Proposing To Ban, Significantly Cut Back Commercial Air Tours

  By Kurt Repanshek – May 15th, 2023 NPT Editor’s note: This updates with comments from Mike Murray, chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks. Proposed air tour management plans for units of the National Park System released Monday range from a ban on the overflights to greatly reduced numbers of allowed flights,

Statement for the Record of Michael B. Murray, Chair of the Executive Council, CPANP to Committee on Natural Resources Legislative Hearing on the “Save Our Sequoias Act”

  Statement for the Record Michael B. Murray Chair of the Executive Council, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Committee on Natural Resources United States House of Representatives Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2989, the “Save Our Sequoias Act” May 10, 2023 Chairman Westerman, Ranking Member Grijalva, and members of the Committee, I am Michael B.

Statement for the Record of Michael B. Murray Chair of the Executive Council to The National Parks Committee on The President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the National Park Service

  Statement for the Record Michael B. Murray Chair of the Executive Council, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Subcommittee on National Parks Committee on Energy and Natural Resources United States Senate The President’s Budget Request for the National Park Service for Fiscal Year 2024 May 10, 2023 Chairman King, Ranking Member Daines, and members

Support for the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument

    May 9, 2023 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 The Honorable Debra Haaland Secretary of the Interior U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington D.C. 20240 The Honorable Brenda Mallory Chair of the Council on

Coalition Signs Protest for WY BLM Oil and Gas Lease Parcels

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY AUDUBON ROCKIES (WY, CO, UT) * COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * WILD MONTANA * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL * WYOMING WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION May 1, 2023 BLM Wyoming State Office Attention: Andrew Archuleta, State Director 5353 Yellowstone Road

Coalition Opposes Legislation That Weakens Endangered Species Act

Dear Chairman Westerman, Ranking Member Grijalva, On behalf of our organizations and our millions of members and supporters, we write to express our strong opposition to the seven pieces of legislation being marked up on April 27th in the House Natural Resources Committee. Collectively these bills weaken the Endangered Species Act by eliminating vital protections

Coalition Comments on BLM Utah Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS FRIENDS OF THE EARTH NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL   April 19, 2023 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Greg Sheehan State Director Bureau of Land Management, Utah Project Contacts: Angela Wadman Physical Science Tech Bureau of Land Management Tylia Varilek O&G Leasing Team Archaeologist Bureau of Land Management Re:

Coalition Supports Extending Funding for the National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund

  April 17, 2023 Dear Chairman Tiffany, Ranking Member Neguse and other Members of the Federal Lands Subcommittee, We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition write in support of extending funding for the National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund, as part of the Great American Outdoors Act, for at

Coalition Signs Protest to BLM Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS FRIENDS OF THE EARTH NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL   April 17, 2023 Submitted via email to BL********************@bl*.gov BLM New Mexico State Office Attention: State Director 301 Dinosaur Trail Santa Fe, NM 87508 Re: May 2023 Protest Dear State Director Barnes: The Wilderness Society, Friends of the

Coalition Submits Comments to BLM Regarding the Lava Ridge Wind Project EIS

  April 12, 2023 Lava Ridge Wind Project EIS BLM Shoshone Field Office Attention: Kasey Prestwich 400 West F Street Shoshone, ID 83352 Subject:  Lava Ridge Wind Project Draft EIS Comments Dear Mr. Prestwich: I am writing on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, which represents over 2,400 current, former, and retired

Coalition Supports Creation of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument

  Release Date: April 11, 2023 Media Contact: Emily Thompson Em************@pr********.org Coalition Supports Creation of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument Today, members of the Grand Canyon Tribal Coalition, with House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), held a virtual press conference to urge

Coalition Comments on the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management Oil and Gas Lease Sale Draft Environmental Assessment

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY AUDUBON ROCKIES (WY, CO, UT) * COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL April 10, 2023 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Andrew Archuleta State Director Wyoming Bureau

Coalition Submits Statement for the Record To Senate Committee on Appropriations Regarding FY 2024 NPS Appropriations

  Statement for the Record Michael B. Murray Chair of the Executive Council, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies United States Senate FY 2024 Appropriations for the National Park Service, Department of the Interior April 10, 2023 Chairman Merkley, Ranking Member Murkowski, and members of

Coalition Joins Comments on Revised NPS Alaska Bear Hunting Rule

  March 27, 2023 Sarah Creachbaum Regional Director National Park Service Alaska Regional Office 240 West 5th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 Re: National Park Service Proposed Rule; RIN 1024-AE70 Dear Director Creachbaum: Trustees for Alaska submits these comments on behalf of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance, Alaska Wilderness League, Alaskans FOR Wildlife, Animal Legal Defense Fund,

National Park Air Tour Management Plans In California Challenged In Court

National Park Air Tour Management Plans In California Challenged In Court By NPT Staff – March 21st, 2023 In the ongoing trend of air tour management plans for national parks being called shoddy and insufficient in their crafting, a lawsuit has been filed challenging tour plans for Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National

Coalition Celebrates New National Monument Designations

  Release Date: March 21, 2023  Coalition Celebrates New National Monument Designations Today, President Biden used his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in Southern Nevada and the Castner Range National Monument in West Texas. Mike Murray, Chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, issued this

The Coalition Supports Budget Priorities of Second Century Action Group

  Priorities for the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition for FY24 The National Park Service (NPS) needs the financial resources to ensure both domestic and international visitors have the experience they deserve. For more than a century, our national parks have remained America’s favorite places, important pieces of our natural and cultural heritage set

Coalition Statement for the Record Concerning FY 2024 NPS Appropriations

  Statement for the Record Michael B. Murray Chair of the Executive Council, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations United States House of Representatives FY 2024 Appropriations for the National Park Service, Department of the Interior March 17, 2023 Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Pingree, and

Conservation Organizations’ Comments on Iowa’s Draft State Implementation Plan Regional Haze Second Implementation Period

  March 16, 2023 Re: Conservation Organizations’ Comments on Iowa’s Draft State Implementation Plan Regional Haze Second Implementation Period (2019-2028) Dear Mr. Johnson: Sierra Club, National Parks Conservation Association, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light (“Conservation Organizations”) submit the following comments regarding the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (“IDNR”) Draft

Coalition Joins Over 40 Organizations in Opposition to H.R. 1335: Transparency, Accountability, Permitting, and Production of American Resources Act

March 9, 2023 Re: House National Resources Committee Markup on H.R. 1335 Dear Chairman Westerman, Ranking Member Grijalva, and members of the House Natural Resources Committee, On behalf of more than 40 organizations and our millions of members and supporters, we write to you to express our strenuous opposition to H.R. 1335: Transparency, Accountability, Permitting,

Coalition Statement on President Biden’s FY 2024 Budget

  For release: March 9, 2023 Contact: Emily Thompson, Em************@pr********.org Coalition Statement on President Biden’s FY 2024 Budget Today, President Biden released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2024. The proposal calls for $3.8 billion to the National Park Service (NPS) budget, an increase from FY 2023. If enacted, this funding would help to address

Coalition Submits Comment on E.A. for Revisiting Sport Hunting and Trapping on National Preserves in Alaska

  March 8, 2023 Sarah Creachbaum, Regional Director National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office 240 West 5th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501 Subject:  Environmental Assessment for Revisiting Sport Hunting and Trapping on National Preserves in Alaska Dear Regional Director Creachbaum: I am writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition).

Coalition Comments on Proposed Rule: Hunting and Trapping in National Preserves in Alaska

    March 8, 2023   Sarah Creachbaum, Regional Director National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office 240 West 5th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501   Subject:  Proposed Rule: Hunting and Trapping in National Preserves in Alaska   Dear Regional Director Creachbaum:   I am writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National

Coalition Provides Additional Comments on Cumberland Island National Seashore Proposed Visitor Use Management Plan

  March 7, 2023 Superintendent Gary Ingram Cumberland Island National Seashore 101 Wheeler Street St. Marys, Georgia 31558 Dear Superintendent Ingram: On behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Center for Biological Diversity, Georgia Audubon, Center for Sustainable Coast, Satilla Riverkeeper, and Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Southern Environmental Law Center writes

Coalition Joins Comments to Protect Japanese American Historic Sites from Renewable Energy Siting

Solar Energy PEIS Scoping Bureau of Land Management U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 20006 March 1, 2023 Dear BLM: Thank you for the opportunity to submit scoping comments relating to the solar and wind energy programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS). We support administrative decisions to protect the Minidoka National

Member Op-Ed: Checking In On America The Beautiful

  Checking In On America The Beautiful By Mike Murray, Chair of the Executive Council of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks. Two years ago, as part of our preparation for President Biden’s incoming administration, the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks prepared a report that identified recommended changes in direction for our national

Coalition Joins Comments on NPS Workplace Issues and Employee Morale

March 1, 2023 The Honorable Charles F. Sams, III Director, National Park Service 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 Subject: NPS workplace issues and employee morale Dear Director Sams: The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, the Association of National Park Rangers, and the National Parks Conservation Association recently formed a joint workgroup to

Coalition Signs on to Recommendations of the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program

February 27, 2023 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior 1849 C Street NW Washington, D.C. 20240 RE: Recommendations for the Rulemaking to Revise Existing Regulations for the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program Dear Secretary Haaland: Thank you for your leadership in recently issuing guidance on the important federal onshore oil and

Coalition Speaks with NPT About Recreation.gov Fees

  Lawsuit Alleges Recreation.Gov Is Cluttered With “Junk Fees,” Seeks Millions In Refunds By Lori Sonken and Kurt Repanshek Recreation.gov, a national portal for accessing recreational activities on federal lands, is cluttered with unauthorized and possibly illegal “junk fees” that potentially generate hundreds of millions of dollars for a government contractor hired to operate the

Coalition Comments on BLM’s Proposed Programmatic EIS for Solar Energy Development

  February 16, 2023 Bureau of Land Management Solar Energy PEIS Scoping 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 20006 Dear Solar Energy Scoping Team: I am writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition). Our membership is comprised entirely of National Park Service (NPS) retirees, former and current employees,

Coalition Requests BLM Extend the Comment Period for the Lava Ridge Wind Project by 30 days

  February 13, 2023 Mr. Kasey Prestwich, Project Manager Shoshone Field Office Bureau of Land Management 400 W. F St. Shoshone, ID 83352 Subject: Lava Ridge Wind Project Comment Period Dear Mr. Prestwich: I am writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition). Our membership is comprised of over

Coalition Joins Scoping Comments on Parcels for the BLM Montana-Dakotas June 2023 Oil and Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * SIERRA CLUB * THE MONTANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION * WILD MONTANA February 9, 2023 Sonya Germann State Director Bureau of Land Management, Montana/Dakotas Project Contacts: Tessa Wallace Bureau of Land Management Christine

Wilderness Battlefield Coalition letter to Planning Commission

  February 7, 2023  Orange County Planning Commission: Donald Brooks, Chair J. Jason Capelle, Vice Chair J. Bryan Nicol George Yancey Adam Bryington Re: REZ 22-03, Wilderness Crossing Dear Members of the Planning Commission: We are writing on behalf of the Wilderness Battlefield Coalition and of our thousands of members across Virginia and Orange County.

Coalition Comments on NPS National Long Range Transportation Plan

    February 2, 2023 Denver Service Center National Park Service (NPS) Planning, Design and Construction Management Office 12795 West Alameda Parkway Lakewood, CO 80228-2838 Subject: Comments on NPS National Long Range Transportation Plan Dear Denver Service Center: I am writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition). Our

New Report Details National Parks At Risk Due to Continued Oil and Gas Development on Adjacent Public Lands

New Report Details National Parks At Risk Due to Continued Oil and Gas Development on Adjacent Public Lands Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Warns that National Parks Face Imminent Risk WASHINGTON, DC – According to a new report from the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, four national parks – Carlsbad Caverns, Chaco Culture,

Coalition Comments on Day Use Visitor Access Strategy for Rocky Mountain National Park

  January 31, 2023 Darla Sidles Superintendent Rocky Mountain National Park 1000 U.S. Highway 36 Estes Park, CO 80517 Subject: Comments on Day Use Visitor Access Strategy for Rocky Mountain National Park Dear Superintendent Sidles: We are writing to you on behalf of over 2,300 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition),

Coalition Signs on to Comments Regarding the Monument Management Plan for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

January 27, 2023 Brittany Petersen Marine Monument Superintendent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 300 Westgate Center Drive Hadley, MA 01035  Re: Comments on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Intent to Prepare a Draft Monument Management Plan for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Dear Ms. Petersen, On

Coalition Comments on Visitor Access Management Plan for Yosemite National Park

  January 25, 2023 Cicely Muldoon Superintendent Post Office Box 577 Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 Subject: Comments on Visitor Access Management Plan for Yosemite National Park Dear Superintendent Muldoon: I am writing to you on behalf of over 2,300 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than

Coalition Comments on Visitor Access Management Plan for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

  January 24, 2023  Superintendent Clayton Jordan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers, CA 93271 Subject: Comments on Visitor Access Management Plan for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Dear Superintendent Jordan: I am writing to you on behalf of over 2,300 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National

Coalition Joins Comments on the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 2023 Second Quarter Oil and Gas Lease Sale Draft EA.

AUDUBON ROCKIES * COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * EARTHJUSTICE * ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL * WYOMING WILDERNESS

Coalition Joins in Support of Virginia Senate Bill Prohibiting Construction of Industrial Data Centers Within One Mile of a National Park, State Park or other Historically Significant Site

January 19, 2023 Senate Committee on Local Government Senate Room 3, The Capitol 1000 Bank St Richmond, VA 23218 Dear Chair Lewis, and Senators Hanger, Stanley, Favola, DeSteph, Dunnavant, McPike, Howell, Spruill, Morrissey, Bell, Hashmi, Kiggans, Reeves, and Hackworth: We are writing to you today on behalf of the undersigned 18 environmental and historic preservation

Coalition Joins Scoping Comments on Upcoming WY Oil and Gas Lease Sale

AUDUBON ROCKIES * COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL * WYOMING WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION January 19, 2023 Andrew Archuleta

NPT: Native American Alliance Wants More Say In Managing National Parks

Native American Alliance Wants More Say In Managing National Parks By Kurt Repanshek – January 18th, 2023 A Native American group wants to see Indigenous groups given more say in how national parks are managed and wants “sacred places within the parks” returned to the relevant Native American communities. A petition drive led by the

Coalition Talks Climate Change and National Parks with NPT

    Climate Change’s Grip On The National Parks By Kurt Repanshek Water, the universal solvent, is eroding parts of the National Park System. It is slowly overcoming Cape Hatteras National Seashore and has done significant damage to Yellowstone and Death Valley national parks, as well as Mojave National Preserve and Vicksburg National Military Park.

Coalition Comments on the Cumberland Island N.S. Visitor Use Management Plan

  Superintendent Gary Ingram Cumberland Island National Seashore 101 Wheeler Street St. Marys, Georgia 31558 Re: Cumberland Island National Seashore Proposed Visitor Use Management Plan Dear Superintendent Ingram: On behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Georgia Chapter Sierra Club, Georgia Audubon, Center

Coalition Celebrates Passage of National Heritage Area Act

  Date: 12.22.22 Contact: Emily Thompson Today, the National Heritage Area Act (S. 1942) passed the House with a remarkable level of bi-partisan support. The bill passed the Senate on Tuesday. It now heads to President Biden’s desk for signature. Mike Murray, Chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, issued the following statement

Coalition Statement on FY2023 Omnibus Funding Bill

  Date: 12.21.22 Contact: Emily Thompson Congress has introduced an omnibus funding bill for fiscal year 2023, which calls for a much-needed increase of more than $210 million to the National Park Service (NPS). The bill also includes $1.5 billion in critically needed supplemental disaster funding for parks across the country still dealing with the

Coalition EC Member Talks Climate Change and the Gullah Geechee Corridor

  Vanishing land: Climate change displaces Black families along Gullah-Geechee corridor By Melba Newsome Special to The Post and Courier Nov 26, 2022 Editor’s note: This story is supported by grants from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting’s Connected Coastlines Climate Reporting initiative and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network. PINEY GROVE, N.C. — Connie McCoy has

Coalition Urges Passage of National Heritage Act in Letter to Congressional Leadership

  December 13, 2022 The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515

Coalition Joins Partners in Expressing Deep Concerns Over Proposed Leasing Plans for Clara Barton NHS

December 9, 2022 Dear Superintendent Charles Cuvelier: We are a group concerned with the future of the Clara Barton National Historic Site. Many of us are professional historians of the United States with considerable expertise in women’s history, public history, U.S. history from before the Civil War to its aftermath to the Progressive Era, the