Fact Sheet Mar 13, 2014

Support National Park Funding in FY16

Park Funding Fact Sheet (2.05 MB)

Next year’s 100th anniversary of the National Park System provides an exciting and historic opportunity to ensure our national parks have the resources they need to thrive in their second century and beyond. The centennial should catalyze a revitalized commitment to protect America’s most special places, as we saw with a renewed investment on the System’s 50th anniversary. The National Park Service is entrusted with these treasured sites, but it is Congress that is entrusted with making sure they will last.

The modest restoration of some park service operations funding in FY15 helped our national parks regain a little footing after cuts including the FY13 sequester that adversely affected parks and threatened the economies of gateway communities that depend on them. Budget cuts and declining funds over the last several years have led to crumbling facilities and insufficient rangers and other staff to serve visitors and maintain world-class resources.

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