In response to reports that the Interior Secretary planned to end the popular “Every Kid in a Park” program, the Coalition joined over two dozen other groups in speaking out in support of the program. Click “Read More” to learn about this issue.
The Coalition Chair, Phil Francis, issued comments on Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk’s retirement, which came after Wenk was notified of his reassignment to the National Capital Region. Click “Read More” to see Phil quoted in the Huffington Post and The Guardian.
The Coalition has joined 150 other organizations in writing Congress to oppose S. 2877 and H.R. 1349, bills that would amend the Wilderness Act to allow the use of mountain bikes in designated Wilderness. Click “Read More” to see the joint letter.
The Coalition has released a statement on the NPS proposed rule on hunting and trapping on national preserves in Alaska. Click ‘Read More’ to see our statement and the DOI Memorandum directing the NPS to undertake reconsideration.
Click “Read More” to see Executive Council member Don Hellmann’s comments in the Washington Post on the Secretary’s VIP tours.
Hundreds of Coalition members called on Sec. Zinke to renew his support for LWCF before the program’s current authorization expires on September 30th. Click “read more” to see the letter.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is proposing revisions to its regulations that allow hunting of gray wolves in the vicinity of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Click “Read More” to see the Coalition’s comment letter to WGFD.
Under questionable new guidance, BLM plans to issue an environmental assessment (EA) for an oil and gas lease sale near Carlsbad Caverns NP without inviting public comment on the EA. The Coalition has joined other groups in writing to New Mexico’s U.S. Senators requesting their help in securing a public comment period. Click “Read More” to see the letter.
Coalition Chair Phil Francis and National Parks Conservation Association President Theresa Pierno have published a guest column in the Bozeman (MT) Chronicle opposing Wyoming’s plans to hold a recreational hunt of Yellowstone grizzly bears. Click “Read More” to see the guest column.
Hear from Phil Francis, Chair of the Coalition, in the Washington Post, on the unprecedented scrambling of top NPS career executives. Click “Read More” to see the article.