Many of our public lands are at risk if lawmakers don’t reinstate half-century-old deal. Click here to read commentary by Jon Jarvis, 18th director of the U.S. National Park Service,
Coalition member and former superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park Mark Butler submitted his Op-Ed to the Washington Post – Letters to the Editor.
Watch Phil Francis, Chairman of The Coalition to Protect Americas National Parks and former Great Smoky Mountains Superintendent explain why the park should be closed until shutdown ends.
In an op-ed published in National Parks Traveler, the Coalition calls for the NPS to reform the system it uses to educate its employees on how to work with fundraising partner
Coalition Chair, Phil Francis, penned an op-ed in The Hill discussing the urgency of LWCF reauthorization before expiration on September 30th. Click “Read More” to read the article.
Coalition member Dick Martin wrote an op-ed in the Bakersfield Californian about the necessity of reauthorizing LWCF. Click “Read More” to read the article.
Read Executive Council member, Dick Ring’s op-ed in the Sun-Sentinel, urging Florida legislators to reauthorize LWCF. Click “Read More” to read the article.
Dear EPA, visit a national park to see the real impacts of climate change The nation’s top environmental watchdog, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Trump administration, recently proposed
Many parks are already experiencing dramatic impacts from climate change. Yet the Environmental Protection Agency’s short-sighted move to rescind the Clean Power Plan rule will further exacerbate the impacts of harmful air emissions from U.S. power plants. Click “Read More” to see Coalition Executive Council member Mike Murray’s op-ed in The Hill.
In good news for Yellowstone grizzly bears, a U.S District Court has issued a temporary restraining order to stop grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho that were set to
Coalition Executive Council member, Mark Butler, penned an op-ed opposing proposed energy development around Joshua Tree National Park. Click here to view the op-ed.
Bozeman Chronicle April,28, 2018 Wyoming should stop hunt of Yellowstone grizzlies By Theresa Pierno and Phil Francis guest columnists National Park Week is an opportunity to reflect on the importance
“Under Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts, the dual mission of the National Park Service – providing for public use and enjoyment while protecting park resources and values, now and for
Two former NPS Superintendents, Steve Martin & Rob Arnberger, wrote an op-ed on proposed uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. Click here to see the work of these two Coalition
As the former Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, I have a deep appreciation for the natural wonders Florida has to offer. And so after 32 years with
Executive Council member, Dave Graber, spoke out in his local newspaper, the Bakersfield Californian, about the significant need to address the NPS maintenance backlog. Graber says, “Congress has a chance to turn the maintenance backlog around. If passed, the bipartisan National Park Legacy Act (S.751/H.R.2584) will ensure that there is dedicated funding for park maintenance in each year’s budget.” Click “Read More” to read Dave’s editorial.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s recent claim that 30 percent of department employees are “not loyal to the flag” is not only ludicrous but also deeply insulting to the hundreds of dedicated Interior employees who live and work in Zinke’s home state of Montana. Click “Read More” to see the Coalition’s letter to the editor of the Helena (MT) Independent Record.
This spring, after nearly 10 years of thinking, talking, searching and hoping, a dream came true for many of us who spent our careers working in national parks. On March 3, the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks announced the establishment of the Park Institute of America in collaboration with the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Click “Read More” for the full article.
There is no denying that many of America’s national parks and historic places are in disrepair today or offering shortened visitor hours, fewer interpretive guides, and other services that should make a visit to one of our national crown jewels a special experience. This is a tragedy, but it is no reason to give up on preserving more of what makes America unique.
“With the LWCF expiring in less than 100 days, Congress must act to ensure that future generations have access to healthy outdoor recreation resources. Debate in Congress raises fears that it will fail to continue this valuable program. Congress is failing to demonstrate the kind of overwhelming bipartisan support for conservation and recreation that led to the creation of the Fund 50 years ago and the protection of so many important areas throughout the nation. It’s time for Congress to reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.”