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NPCA Issue Areas and Campaign Highlights

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Everglades Restoration & Biodiversity

NPCA advocated for the creation of Everglades--the first national park established to protect biodiversity--and has been working to protect and restore the Everglades from its earliest days as an organization.

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Funding

NPCA has been working on ensuring adequate park funding and addressing the deferred maintenance backlog for decades. NPCA celebrated a victory with last month’s passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, securing nearly $6 billion dedicated to the maintenance backlog in parks.

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Wildlife

This month NPCA filed a lawsuit in its fight to protect the Western Arctic Caribou herd—the migration of which is one of the greatest migration events on the planet—from destruction brought by the proposed Ambler mining road in Alaska.

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Visitation

NPCA works closely with parks and communities to guide creative thinking to address the pressures of increasing visitation to our parks—a mounting challenge.

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Climate Change

Rising sea levels, fire, extreme weather damage, invasive species—climate change is affecting all of our parks. NPCA is working to keep parks safe from the greatest threat they have ever faced by advocating to reduce climate pollution and helping parks respond to destructive changes.

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About Jon Waterman

Jon is the author of 14 books, including several award-winning titles. Over the last 40 years of his unique writing career, he has specialized in first-person immersion during arduous adventures; environmental reportage on subjects ranging from Arctic oil development to the Colorado River; and scores of in depth profiles.

Check out Jon’s recent stories about our national parks, including The Eight Most Endangered National Parks in Outside Online (June 2020), Water, Sand and Plenty of Elbow Room on 8 Wild, Protected Coastlines (August 2020) and 11 Great Alternatives to the Top National Parks in The New York Times (June 2020), and Our National Parks Are in Trouble in The New York Times (November 2019).