The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees
The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization comprised of former employees of the National Park Service. Our mission is to study, educate, speak, and act for preservation and protection of America's National Park System and the mission-related programs of the National Park Service.
Federal Budget Sequester - Director Jarvis's Memo to All National Park Service Employees
Excerpt from Director Jarvis's Memo to All NPS Employees, March 8, 2013:
. . . I want to commend you all for making very difficult decisions. To help meet the reductions, 900 permanent positions will not be filled. In an organization with 15,000 permanent employees, 900 vacant jobs have a profound effect. Every activity will be affected. Some impacts will be immediate, others will accumulate over time. Fewer law enforcement rangers and USPP officers mean lower levels of protection and longer response times. Fewer maintenance personnel mean that parks may have to close facilities completely when breakdowns occur – and that the $12 billion maintenance backlog will continue to grow. . . .
Click here to see the entire memo.
More on Sequestration Budget Cuts
CNPSR News Release - January 31, 2013 NPS Documents Show Sequestration Cuts Would Turn National Parks into "Ghost Towns"
- Attachment 1 - Chart Showing Park Program and Office Reduction
- Attachment 2 - Instructions for Sequestration Planning
- Attachment 3 - Sequestration Reduction Planning Template
05.03.13 - Letter to Sen. Udall on S486 (Cape Hatteras)
CNPSR Chair Maureen Finnerty sent a letter to Senator Udall on S. 486. An excerpt:
. . . . The purpose of this letter is to declare our strong opposition to S. 486, the (so-called) Preserving Public Access to Cape Hatteras Beaches Act. S.486 would set aside the CAHA 2010 ORV management plan and its related 2012 special regulation, which were developed through a rigorous public involvement process.
Click here for the entire letter.
CNPSR Chair Gives Senate Testimony 04.23.2013 in Support of S. 371
Read the testimony supporting S. 371 regarding Blackstone River Valley National Historic Park here.