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.
8 of Our 9 National #ParksInPeril Still Need Help: Take Action!
Nine of our most beloved national parks are in danger from threats within and just outside their borders. Urge the Obama Administration to safeguard these nine parks before permanent damage is done. Stand up for your national parks today!
Parks, Not Pipelines!
Tell Congress that national parks are not the place for gas pipelines! Tell your representatives in the House to oppose H.R. 2295 and your senators to oppose S. 411 and S. 1196.
Congress: Pass the National Park Service Centennial Act Today!
Tell Congress to pass the National Park Service Centennial Act today! Let them know the time is now to provide our national parks with the financial boost they need as they enter their next century.
2016 Scorecard: Send a Thank You!
Send a thank you to members of your congressional delegation who consistently voted in favor of protecting national parks.
2016 Scorecard: Encourage better votes!
Send a message to members of your congressional delegation who consistently voted against protecting national parks and encourage them to make better choices in the future.
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.
Ask President Obama to Designate a Bears Ears National Monument
Please join NPCA in calling on President Obama to designate a Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah.
Protect Joshua Tree. Pump the Brakes on the Pumped Storage Project!
Ask the BLM to protect Joshua Tree National Park by doing a more thorough review of the proposed Eagle Crest Pumped Storage Project, which could deplete groundwater supplies and harm wildlife.
Keep Nebraska's Coal Pollution Out of National Parks!
Ask the EPA to keep Nebraska's coal pollution out of our national parks by requiring the cleanup of the Gerald Gentleman power plant before the end of the year. Please take action today!
Tell the Obama Administration to keep power lines out of historic Jamestown!
Help protect 400 years of American history! Tell the Obama Administration to keep power lines out of historic Jamestown!
Join the JBA Campaign
Join our coalition of concerned citizens as we promise to protect and preserve the future of Jamaica Bay.
Let's Finish the Plan to Protect Arches and Canyonlands National Parks!
The latest draft of the Moab Master Leasing Plan for oil and gas leases has finally been released, and includes strong protections for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Take action now by urging the BLM to finalize the plan as soon as possible.
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 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.
Our National Parks
Please join the National Parks Conservation Association and send a message to the President and Congress that our national parks matter.
The Gateway to Yellowstone Is No Place to Mine
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.