Wilderness and Economics

by Thomas M. Power and George Wuerthner “A national park will not save the area. Rather, the restrictions and red tape that come with federal control would inhibit growth. Survival requires economic development, but a national park will limit our … Continue reading →

Guest Commentary: This is no time to give up on America’s national treasures

The Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_28528137/guest-commentary-this-is-no-time-give-up We heard it again earlier this month when President Obama designated three major sites in the Western U.S. as national monuments: We should stop adding new national parks and other protected areas until we can pay … Continue reading →

Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Protect High-Arctic Treasure on Bathurst Island

Original article at: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/np-pn/cnpn-cnnp/qausuittuq/ne/2015.aspx The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, yesterday announced the introduction of a Bill to establish Qausuittuq National Park under the Canada National Parks Act. The Bill is a step … Continue reading →

Expand North Cascades National Park

Mount Baker has repeatedly proposed for National Park protection, originally as its own National Park and later as a part of North Cascades National Park — but it never happened. Now we can see why this was a big mistake. The area is in the … Continue reading →

We Need a Tongass National Park

A coalition of conservation groups has filed notice with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the massive Big Thorne logging project on the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska — America’s largest national forest. This appeal comes … Continue reading →

Report: Creating New Scottish National Parks Could “Pump Millions of Pounds into Rural Economies”

A report released by the Scottish Campaign for National Parks (SCNP) and the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS) concludes that the creation of new national parks in Scotland would likely provide significant economic benefits to local communities. … Continue reading →

More national parks would help save monarch butterflies

The Washington Post had a very important story focused on the growing concern about the future of the beautiful monarch butterfly. Threatened animals like elephants, porpoises and lions grab all the headlines, but what’s happening to monarch butterflies is nothing short of a … Continue reading →

Welcome to the New National Parks Campaign!

There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wild life are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in the … Continue reading →