National Parks Group Reacts to Surprise Amendment to Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   February 26, 2014
Contact:   Kati Schmidt, Senior Media Relations Manager, National Parks Conservation Association: 415.728.0840; Mobile: 415.847.1768
Lynn Davis, Senior Nevada Program Manager, National Parks Conservation Association: 702.318.6524; Mobile: 702.281.7380


National Parks Group Reacts to Surprise Amendment to Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

Statement by Lynn Davis, Senior Nevada Program Manager, National Parks Conservation Association

“The National Parks Conservation Association is disappointed with the surprise proposed amendment made to the Tule Springs Fossils Beds National Monument legislation, calling for a change in management from the National Park Service to Bureau of Land Management. This amendment, filed by Representative Rob Bishop the day before a scheduled House Natural Resources Committee markup of the legislation, takes steps back on years of progress made on this effort to bring an urban national park site to southern Nevada.”

“We understand and are grateful that this bill and the harmful amendment will now not be included in tomorrow’s House markup. We resolve to continue to build upon the support from the entire Nevada delegation, Nevada’s governor, state legislators, county commissioners, local mayors and city council members, commanders at Nellis Air Force Base, business and tourism leaders, educators and local school children, conservation organizations, and citizen groups to bring a national park site to southern Nevada.”

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