Policy Update Feb 3, 2022

NPCA support for H.R. 6451

Ahead of a scheduled hearing within the House Natural Resources National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee, NPCA sent the following statement outlining support for the Chiricahua National Park Act. 

H.R. 6451 - Chiricahua National Park Act: Visitors to Chiricahua National Monument experience a “wonderland of rocks” whether they stop at viewpoints to overlook the vast fields of rock pinnacles or walk on trails that wind through these amazing formations. The monument protects beautiful forests and wildlife, and the well-preserved Faraway Ranch helps us understand how settlers once lived in this isolated area in the southwestern mountains. Cochise County and many nearby towns and Chambers of Commerce support elevating its status to Chiricahua National Park. Recognizing the unit’s remarkable features and national significance, NPCA supports redesignating the site as Chiricahua National Park.