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

Newswire article
Friday, March 20, 2009
Judge Blocks Loaded, Concealed Guns in Parks
"The National Parks Conservation Association is relieved that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia yesterday issued an injunction against enforcing a Department of Interior rule that allowed loaded and concealed guns in national parks .
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Newswire article
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
National Parks Conservation Association Testifies Before Congress in Support of Saguaro National Park Expansion
The nation's leading voice for the national parks, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association today testified before Congress in support of legislation to expand Saguaro National Park .
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Newswire article
Friday, February 27, 2009
National Parks Conservation Association Praises Obama Administration Budget Proposal for National Parks
"In keeping with his campaign promise to address the critical needs of our national parks , President Obama has proposed a fiscal year 2010 budget for the national parks that continues the federal commitment toward restoring our national parks in time for the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service .
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Great Basin National Park Spared from Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant
The National Parks Conservation Association applauds the recent decision to postpone the development of the Ely Energy Center, which threatened to degrade the air quality in Great Basin, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. Visitors go to our national parks expecting fresh, clean air, and breathtaking views, and this decision is critical to helping ensure that the air in our parks is healthy for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Parks Group Expresses Disappointment in Funding for National Park Work in Senate Recovery Package;
The National Parks Conservation Association today called the level of funding for projects to repair and improve the nation's park system in the Senate version of the economic recovery package disappointing and called on Congress and the Administration to support the more aggressive national park investment included in the House bill.
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Newswire article
Thursday, January 15, 2009
National Parks Conservation Association Says New Delisting Rule Fails to Protect National Park Wolves
The nation's leading voice for the national parks, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today condemned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement about regional management of the Northern Rockies gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act as "inconsistent" and "precedent setting."
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Newswire article
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
New Report Finds Environmental Threats Continue at Redwood National and State Parks
An assessment released today by the nation’s leading voice for the national parks, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) indicates that while environmental restoration efforts continue at Redwood National and State Parks, more support is needed to protect the parks’ forest habitats and waterways, and subsequently, the native fish and wildlife that park visitors enjoy. Key to the area’s recovery is the Redwood Creek watershed and the 1978 expansion which added approximately 50,000 acres upslope and upstream from the original park boundary.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Parks Advocates File Lawsuit to Keep Loaded, Concealed Firearms Out of National Parks
The nation's leading voice for America's national parks, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees late yesterday filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court that seeks an injunction against enforcement of the Bush Administration's new regulation allowing loaded, concealed firearms in national parks-increasing the risk to visitors, park staff, and wildlife-and to have the new rule declared unlawful. The rule is scheduled to take effect this Friday, January 9.
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