America’s national parks should be protected, not shortchanged

From the Grand Canyon to the George Washington National Forest, our parks, forests, and public lands are a big part of what makes this country so great. They’re where we go to spend time outdoors with our families and friends, to hike, bike, fish and see wild animals.

Pollution, logging, overdevelopment

Yet instead of helping to protect and preserve our parks and other special places for our kids and future generations, some shortsighted leaders in Congress have another idea. They’ve proposed to stop new protections for precious landscapes like the Grand Canyon. They want to eliminate funding for our most successful open space program. And the Senate has even passed a measure to sell off a bulk of our public landsfrom national forests, to wildlife refuges, to wilderness areasto the highest bidder.

A lasting legacy

Environment America is bringing people together to urge our members of Congress to make preserving special places a priority and leave a lasting legacy for our parks.

Together, we can win

Members and supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, testify in Washington, D.C., and build the grassroots support necessary to protect the places we love.

 

Parks and Conservation Updates

News Release | Environment America

President Obama and Secretary Jewell Earn their Stripes as the "Old Faithful" of Conservation

Today, the Obama Administration announced that new mining claims will be prohibited on 30,000 acres near Yellowstone National Park.  

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Blog Post

The truth about bats | Christy Leavitt

A closer look at the spookiest pollinators.

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News Release | Environment America

Western Businesses call for Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

Phoenix Arizona --- Today 400 western business owners sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to use his authority under the Antiquities Act to create the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in the 1.7 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.

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News Release | Environment America

President Creates Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, President Obama announced the creation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine.

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America launches nationwide effort to protect Grand Canyon from toxic mining

Phoenix, Ariz. – As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service approaches, Environment America announced a nationwide campaign calling on President Obama to stop new uranium mining by creating a new National Monument surrounding America’s most iconic national park: the Grand Canyon.

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