Billions of reasons to protect them
90% of Republican and Democratic voters believe that at just 1/14th of 1 percent of the federal budget, national park funding should not be cut any further (see poll results). Our national parks generate $31 billion from tourism and recreation alone—a fantastic return on our small investment. Cutting our parks costs American jobs.
When is the last time 9 out of 10 Republicans, Democrats, and Independents agreed on anything? We hope Congress joins them and protects funding for our national parks.
Report: Made in America
NPCA’s report details how the country’s greatest treasures could suffer without adequate federal funding
National Park Service prepares for sequester cuts, USA Today, March 12, 2013
Cuts force national parks to limit tours and programs, Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 11, 2013
Yellowstone gets real about budget cuts, The Washington Post, March 10, 2013
National park advocates pressing Congress to prevent deep budget cuts, The Washington Post, February 16, 2013
National parks bracing for cuts, Las Vegas Review-Journal, January 31, 2013
Op-Ed: Renew Commitment to National Parks: Funding for one of our nation’s most popular resources is inefficient, Roll Call, January 14, 2013
Park Service, allies say impact of budget cuts could be severe, The News Tribune, December 8, 2012
Editorial: Don't let U.S. parks go over fiscal cliff, Tampa Bay Times, November 18, 2012
Editorial: Park Service cuts put a price on natural beauty, The Washington Post, September 4, 2012
National parks face severe funding crunch, The Washington Post, August 19, 2012
NPCA's Mark Wenzler was recently interviewed on the state of our national parks.