The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees
The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization comprised of former employees of the National Park Service. Our mission is to study, educate, speak, and act for preservation and protection of America's National Park System and the mission-related programs of the National Park Service. See more About Us. See more about the National Park Service mission.
Letter to Senator Heinrich Re: S. 285, Valles Caldera
On June 17, the Coalition sent a letter to Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico regarding S. 285, proposing that Valles Caldera National Preserve be managed by the National Park Service.
CNPSR & Partners Comment on Proposed Winter Use Rule
On June 14, CNPSR and several partners in conservation wrote a letter to the National Park Service regarding Yellowstone National Park's Winter Use Proposed Rule (NPS 1024-AE15). An excerpt:
NPS’s plan contains thoughtful strategies to reduce adverse impacts to the park. However, it also maintains deficiencies identified in the judicial opinions that overturned Yellowstone’s 2003 and 2007 plans. The public and the park need the Obama Administration not to repeat these errors.
Comment on Yellowstone Winter Use Rule - Due June 16
Federal Budget Sequester - Director Jarvis's Memo to All National Park Service Employees
Excerpt from Director Jarvis's March 8, 2013 Memo to All NPS Employees:
. . . I want to commend you all for making very difficult decisions. To help meet the reductions, 900 permanent positions will not be filled. In an organization with 15,000 permanent employees, 900 vacant jobs have a profound effect. Every activity will be affected. Some impacts will be immediate, others will accumulate over time. Fewer law enforcement rangers and USPP officers mean lower levels of protection and longer response times. Fewer maintenance personnel mean that parks may have to close facilities completely when breakdowns occur – and that the $12 billion maintenance backlog will continue to grow. . . .
Click here to see the entire memo.