Everglades National Park and the 10 other units of the National Park System in Florida are in grave jeopardy due to the ongoing impacts of climate change. Click “Read More” to see Executive Council member Dick Ring’s letter to the editor of the Broward County-based Sun-Sentinel.
While lawsuits challenge the removal of Yellowstone grizzly bears from protection under the Endangered Species Act, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) has proposed a recreational hunt near Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks that could kill as many as 24 of the iconic species during the fall 2018 hunting season. Click “Read More” to see the Coalition’s comments to WGFD opposing the hunt.
A recent blog post about how climate change is impacting parks features long-time Glacier employee and current Coalition member Jack Potter. Click “Read More” to see the blog post.
For several years the Coalition and its partners have been opposed to the Cadiz Water Project, because of the potential significant adverse impacts the project would have on groundwater resources and desert springs of nearby Mojave National Preserve. Following a newly released peer-reviewed study, the Coalition has released a statement restating our opposition to the Cadiz Water Project.
Coalition Executive Council member, Richard Ring, testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during a hearing to examine deferred maintenance and operational needs of the National Park Service.
After receiving blistering public opposition to an Interior Department proposal for drastic entrance fee increases at 17 popular national parks, the National Park Service announced a more reasonable plan for modest entrance fee increases at all 117 fee-charging parks. Click “Read More” for additional information.
Five months after President Trump reduced the size of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by half and broke the monument into four smaller units, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has started preparing a management plan for what remains of the national monument. Click “Read More” to see scoping comments submitted to BLM by the Coalition and NPCA.
The National Park Service has issued a proposed rule that, among other things, would open over 200 miles of park roads at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to non-street legal off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. Click “Read More” to see the Coalition’s comments on the proposed rule.
Five months after President Trump slashed the size of Bears Ears National Monument by 85%, the Bureau of Land Management has started preparing a management plan for what is left of the monument. Click “Read More” to see scoping comments submitted to BLM by the Coalition and NPCA.
Read the op-ed from Coalition member, Tom Ross, urging Zinke to stand up for the reauthorization of LWCF.