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.
Speak Up to Stop the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Hunt!
Take action right now to put a stop to Wyoming's proposed grizzly bear hunt! Tell the state's Game and Fish Commission you don't support its plan to bait and kill Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears.
Stand Up to the Continued Attack on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments!
The battle against the illegal action of shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments continues. Tell the BLM to maintain protections for the cultural, natural and sacred sites within the original monument boundaries
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.
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.
Together Let's Fix America's National Parks
America's national parks are in bad need of repair. Tell Congress to fix the parks by supporting the National Park Service Legacy Act to address the $11.6 billion repair backlog.
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.
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.
Speak Up to Prevent the Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Hunt!
Take action right now to put a stop to Wyoming's proposed grizzly bear hunt! Tell the Game and Fish Commission you don't support its plan to bait and kill Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears.
Protect Cumberland Island's Water, Wildlife and Visitors!
Protect Cumberland Island National Seashore's water, wildlife and visitors by telling the Federal Aviation Administration to deny the proposed Camden County Spaceport.
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.
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.