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!
Take Action: Fracking Threatens Health of National Parks
If the administration does not establish rules that effectively regulate environmental impacts of fracking, more than 100 of our most treasured national parks may be harmed. Tell the president that fracking must be done in a way that protects our parks.
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.
You Choose: A Clean or Dirty Air Future for Our National Parks
Ask the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt strong revisions and remove delays and weakening changes to the Regional Haze Rule, so that polluters are held accountable and clean air and clear views are restored to our national parks. Take action now!
President Obama Makes History! Designates First National Park Site Dedicated to LGBT History with Stonewall National Monument
Thank President Obama for designating Stonewall National Monument and for creating a more inclusive National Park System that incorporates significant history and events of our nation's diverse population.
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.
Stand with those who marched for Freedom! Support the creation of Birmingham Civil Rights National Historical Park.
Ask your representative to support H.R. 4817, the Birmingham Civil Rights National Historical Park Act of 2016.
Join the JBA Campaign
Join our coalition of concerned citizens as we promise to protect and preserve the future of Jamaica Bay.
Keep National Parks Safe from Oil spills
Tell Congress to make sure the Department of Transportation requires the safest measures in their updated rules for tank car safety and oil spill response plans.
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.
Parks in Peril Update: Bad decision allowing the harmful Soda Mountain Solar project next door to Mojave National Preserve!
Take action to let U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell know you do not support the department's decision to overrule science and permit the Soda Mountain Solar project threatening Mojave National Preserve.
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.
Tell Congress to Support our National Parks
Send a message to your senators and representative encouraging them to support national parks when these issues come up in their committees or on the Senate or House floor.