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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Friday, January 08, 2010
Everglades Coalition Releases Its 2020 Vision for Everglades Restoration
At its 25th Annual Conference, the Everglades Coalition today released its 2020 vision for Everglades restoration. Elected officials, environmental groups, and community leaders gathered to discuss the Changing Face of Everglades Restoration, and develop solutions for the next ten years of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009
National Park Service Air Expert Receives Conservation Award for Protecting Clean Air in Our National Parks
This morning the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) awarded Denver-based Don Shepherd, an environmental engineer with the Air Resources Division of the National Park Service, the Stephen T. Mather Award for his distinguished efforts to protect America's national parks and wildlife from the threat of air pollution.
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Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Wolf Plan Sets Target Number of Wolves Too Low
“As the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife receives comments at a public hearing tonight in Seattle on the state’s wolf conservation and management plan, the National Parks Conservation Association urges the agency to consider aiming for more than 15 breeding pairs, which is currently favored in the plan, in order to ensure the viability and recovery of this state-endangered species.
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Thursday, October 29, 2009
National Parks Conservation Association Supports Legislation to Expand Service Opportunities in National Parks
The nation's leading voice for the national parks, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today submitted testimony for consideration at the Senate Subcommittee hearing on national parks, which supports legislation to create more service opportunities in national parks and other public lands.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
National Parks Conservation Association Urges Senate to Protect National Parks From Climate Change and Support Local Economies
Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources National Parks Subcommittee will hear testimony on the greatest challenge facing our national parks: disruptions due to climate change. The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) will also submit written testimony documenting these impacts occurring throughout the National Park System, and the steps needed to protect them as climate change advances.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
15th Anniversary of California Desert Protection Act Celebrates our National Parks, Launches New Mojave Friends Group
This Saturday, Oct. 31, more than 500 community members and desert supporters will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the largest national park and wilderness bill in the history of the lower 48 states: the California Desert Protection Act (CDPA). This landmark law, championed by Sen.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
Commission Recommends Sweeping Expansion of the National Park 'Idea'
The independent, bipartisan National Parks Second Century Commission today concluded a year-long analysis with the release of a visionary report calling for dramatic enhancements to the National Park System, and the National Park Service's ability to protect our breathtaking landscapes and historic and cultural treasures.
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Monday, August 24, 2009
National Parks Conservation Association Hopes Senate Will Act on Hearing's Findings on Climate Change in Parks
The Senate subcommittee on national parks held a field hearing today in Estes Park, Colorado, to gather information on the impact of climate change in Colorado's national parks. Statement by Mark Wenzler, director of clean air and climate programs for NPCA:
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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Obama Family to Visit Yellowstone National Park This Weekend
"We are delighted that President Obama and his family, like thousands of others across the country, are taking advantage of the National Park Service's free admission weekend to visit Yellowstone National Park . The President's visit underscores the important role our national parks play as living classrooms, and the need for additional funding to ensure these educational opportunities remain available across the country.
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Thursday, August 06, 2009
Wildlife Need Help Surviving Climate Change Impacts
Wildlife and public lands need help surviving the conditions caused by climate change, such as droughts, warmer temperatures, and loss of habitat. A new report by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) recommends strategies to help wildlife adapt, including providing land corridors and reducing stress from pollution and invasive species. “The effects of climate change on wildlife are already visible in our national parks. If we don’t begin to act, many species may go extinct,” said Mark Wenzler, director of clean air and climate programs at NPCA.
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