UPDATE March 22, 2010: The version of the H.R. 1612 passed by Congress on Saturday March 20th, while it includes many important elements, fails to deliver the benefits it was drafted to provide. Some last minute amendments greatly restrict the size and scope of the program and require that 75 percent of the funding be restricted to largely firefighting activities. This means Service Corps participants can only engage in a fraction of the national park visitor service and maintenance efforts that were in the original bill. These amendments change the nature of the program and limit the range of skill development for program participants.
NPCA urges the Senate to move quickly to pass a clean version of the bill that does not restrict the funding or scope of the program, that equitably and rationally distributes resources among participating agencies, and, most importantly, puts more young Americans to work in national parks in rural and urban locations across our country.
NPCA would like to thank supporters for taking action on this bill. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for news and alerts at our Take Action center so we can keep you informed of legislative developments on the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009.
Tell Congress: Re-open National Parks and Properly Fund Them!
The federal government has shut down. Tell Congress to do its job -- fund the government and re-open our parks with the staff they need to meet their mission.
Do Not Weaken Rules for Drilling in Parks!
Tell Secretary Zinke that he must keep his promise to protect our parks -- including their air, water and wildlife -- by not rescinding, suspending or revising the National Park Service rules for oil and gas operations.
EPA: Protect National Parks -- Don't Repeal the Clean Power Plan!
The EPA wants to repeal the Clean Power Plan, which was designed to lessen impacts of climate change and curb harmful pollution from coal-fired power plants. Tell EPA Administrator Pruitt that repealing this plan will hurt human health and national parks.
Ask Congress to Provide Hurricane Relief for National Parks and Park Communities
National parks were hit hard during Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Tell Congress to include our national parks in any federal disaster relief funding package, so they can reopen sooner, support local economies and be more resilient in future storms.
Tell Congress to Preserve and Protect the Antiquities Act!
Urge Congress to support the Antiquities Act, safeguarding America's special places, and oppose any amendments or bills to undermine this important law and the future preservation of and access to our national heritage.
Protect the Grand Canyon area from mining!
Tell the Forest Service to withdraw its report calling a Grand Canyon mining ban a "burden"
Stand Up for Our National Monuments!
Urge your members of Congress to stand up to the Trump administration's plan to reduce our national monuments and public lands.
Congress: Support the National Park Service Legacy Act
Raising entrance fees is not the solution to addressing the $11.3 billion repair backlog, but passing the bipartisan National Park Service Legacy Act is. Urge Congress to pass this bill that provides dedicated funding to fix our parks!
Help NPCA Protect Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Meridian Energy Group is currently working on getting the necessary permits to build an oil refinery just 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park! Tell the company's CEO that an oil refinery has no place next to a national park.
Parks Need More Champions in Congress
Send a message to your members of Congress to make sure they are doing everything they can to protect national parks.
Tell Secretary Zinke: Support National Parks
As he takes on this new role, join us in expressing why Secretary Zinke needs to be a strong steward of our national parks.
Tell Congress: Don't cut park funding
Send a message to your congressional representatives urging them to stand strong and support adequate funding for our national parks.
Demand Congress Protect National Monuments
Tell your member of Congress to reject any attempts by the Trump Administration to remove, resize, or otherwise decrease the protections for any of our national monuments.
Congress: End the Shutdown, Reopen National Parks
Tell Congress to fund the government and reopen national parks.
Defend Our National Monuments
Tell your members of Congress that President Trumps actions on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments are unacceptable.
Help Protect the Integrity of Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
Speak up for Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve! Your comments are needed to protect this park from an industrial mining road proposed through the heart of the wilderness. Take action today!
Make Olympic National Park a Certified Quiet Park
Support the Hear Our Olympics campaign and encourage the National Park Service to designate Olympic National Park a "Quiet Park."
Join the JBA Campaign
Join our coalition of concerned citizens as we promise to protect and preserve the future of Jamaica Bay.
Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund!
Ask your members of Congress to co-sponsor legislation that fully funds and permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program that has protected our parks from incompatible development for over 50 years.
History Lost? Turnpike Expansion Threatens Valley Forge
Join NPCA in urging Pennsylvania officials to protect George Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge with the Pennsylvania Turnpike widening project.
Tell Secretary Zinke: Monument Review Needs Transparency
Urge Secretary Zinke to consider the breadth of support received during the public comment period on the review of national monuments and maintain equal protections for all sites.
Tell Congress: Reject POTUS Budget for Parks
Ask your members of Congress to reject the president's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 and instead help parks recover from years of underfunding.
Protect Our Great Lakes National Parks and Water Quality with Robust Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative!
Tell Congress to ensure that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is fully funded at $300 million annually to protect the Great Lakes and national parks along their shores.
Tell EPA: Enforce the Clean Water Act and Protect Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Last April, U.S. Steel spilled a highly-toxic chemical into a waterway next to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. But the EPA has done nothing in response. Tell the EPA to enforce the Clean Water Act to protect Indiana Dunes and its visitors.
Our National Parks
Please join the National Parks Conservation Association and send a message to the President and Congress that our national parks matter.
Mining: Not Welcome on Yellowstone's Doorstep!
Join NPCA in standing up to protect our nation's first national park by asking the U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to protect Yellowstone from two adjacent gold mining proposals.