About Us: Who We Are
In May 2003, at a press conference in Washington, DC, three former high-ranking National Park Service (NPS) employees spoke out against actions being taken by political leaders that were having detrimental effects on the National Park System. At the same time, a letter voicing similar concerns and signed by twenty NPS retirees was sent to President Bush and Interior Secretary Norton.
Since that time, over 800 former NPS employees, many of whom were senior managers of the agency, have joined the Coalition to support the mission of the National Park System and the employees who carry it out. We have developed this website as a way to voice our concerns about legislative and policy decisions that we feel diminish the values and purposes for which the National Park System was established, and to help educate the American public about those values and purposes.
Our mission: The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees studies, educates, speaks, and acts for preservation and protection of America's National Park System and the mission-related programs of the National Park Service.