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.
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.
Tell Your Representative: Protect National Parks from Oil and Gas Drilling and Vote Against H.R. 4239!
Tell your representative to protect America's national parks from oil and gas drilling -- both on and offshore -- by voting against H.R. 4239, the SECURE American Energy Act.
Congress: Protect Our National Parks and Reject the Administration's Infrastructure Proposal!
Tell Congress to reject any infrastructure plan that threatens national parks and undermines longstanding bedrock environmental laws.
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.
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.
Tell Wyoming: Stop the Plan to Hunt Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bears!
Take action today to protect Yellowstone and Grand Teton grizzly bears! Tell Wyoming Governor Mead to halt the state's plan to bait and kill Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears.
Tell Congress: Protect parks and reject the border wall!
Tell Congress: National parks and border communities should be protected not divided.
Take Action: Let's Reduce Congestion and Protect Acadia National Park!
With more and more people flocking to Acadia National Park than ever before, getting around and finding a place to park can be a challenge. Speak up now and tell the National Park Service you support its plan to better manage traffic in Acadia.
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.
Support the Legacy Act
Urge your congressional representatives to support the National Park Legacy Act
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.
Defend Our National Monuments
Tell your members of Congress that President Trumps actions on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments are unacceptable.
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.
Speak Up: Peace and Quiet in Peril at Olympic National Park!
Olympic National Park is too special to be damaged by thunderous jet noise. Urge the U.S. Navy to consider other training locations for its electromagnetic warfare training.
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.
Defend Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks from Industrial Mining and Stop Pebble Mine!
Take action! Tell the Trump administration to drop its plans to move the controversial Pebble Mine proposal forward and to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay, and Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks and Preserves.
Our National Parks
Please join the National Parks Conservation Association and send a message to the President and Congress that our national parks matter.
Yellowstone is more precious than gold!
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.