National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)

NPCA is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the U.S. National Park System.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
America’s Great Waters Coalition Gather on Capitol Hill to Discuss Challenges Facing America’s Great Waters
WHAT : Today, the America’s Great Waters Coalition met with Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and other decision makers about the challenges facing our nation’s 19 Great Waters, including attempts to cut essential restoration funding and harmful policy amendments that would weaken water resource protections.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
New Colorado River Study Finds Water Uses Impair the Health of National Parks in the Southwest
The nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today released a new report about water management in the Colorado River Basin and its impact on five national parks that lie along the Colorado River and its tributaries. The report finds that alterations to the natural state of the river, such as the long-term presence of major dams and non-native species, and changes in water flow is altering the natural landscapes and cultural heritage found in national parks in the southwest.
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Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Parks Group Supports Study to Honor Buffalo Soldiers
“The National Parks Conservation Association is happy to support Rep. Speier’s legislation, The Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act, to determine how the Buffalo Soldier’s story should be represented within the National Park System.”
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Friday, October 29, 2010
Groundbreaking Everglades Project Creates Unprecedented Restoration Progress and Benefits to Local Economy
“Americans can today celebrate another monumental groundbreaking for Everglades restoration. Authorized through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, construction of the Site One Impoundment/Fran Reich Preserve Project marks the fifth project to begin in just over nine months as part of a larger Everglades restoration plan.
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Monday, August 23, 2010
New Report Highlights Challenges Facing Grand Canyon National Park
This week, as the National Park Service commemorates its 94th anniversary, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today released a comprehensive report that highlights the opportunities and challenges facing Grand Canyon National Park, as well as policy recommendations for preserving and protecting this national treasure in the future.
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Friday, July 16, 2010
Obama Family to Visit Acadia National Park This Weekend
Marla O’Byrne, President and CEO, Friends of Acadia: “We welcome President Obama and his family to Acadia National Park, as they have again chosen to join the millions of American families who vacation together in our treasured national parks. During their visit this weekend, the First Family will once again experience first-hand why so many Americans value our national parks and America’s Great Outdoors.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Groups Ask EPA to Enforce Regional Haze Rules and Protect National Parks
The National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, San Juan Citizens Alliance, and 15 other conservation groups have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ensure national parks and the public's health are protected from air pollution by requiring that states take significant steps to fulfill the Clean Air Act.
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Friday, May 07, 2010
National Parks Group Urges Federal Aviation Administration and Park Service to Protect Mount Rainier
The nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today filed scoping comments with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on a potential Air Tour Management Plan Environmental Assessment, which will determine if sightseeing overflights should be continued, and if so, how they will be conducted in Mount Rainer National Park .
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Thursday, March 18, 2010
Restore a Nation Report Highlights Positive Economic Impact of National Parks
National parks are local economic drivers that create jobs and support families across the United States, according to a new report by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nation's leading voice for the national parks. The report, Restore a Nation: The Economic Benefits of Restoring the Lands and Waters of our National Parks , also notes the need for new investments in restoration projects to sustain these economies, maintain healthy ecosystems, address a changing climate, and create American jobs.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Outdoor Industry Leaders Call on Congress to Make Investing in Public Lands and Protecting Natural Resources a Priority in Climate Legislation
Seventy-five outdoor businesses, the Outdoor Industry Association, Outdoor Alliance and the National Parks Conservation Association have signed on to a letter calling on Congress to protect public lands from climate change impacts. The letter, which will be delivered to Congressional offices this week, is below. Healthy lands and waters help generate $730 billion in economic activity in the United States, which generates $88 billion in state and federal tax revenue.
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