Building a More Sustainable Future for America’s National Parks

WHEN: Tuesday, March 19th 2013 07:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000w, Washington, DC, 20005

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Our national parks have an extraordinary, special place in American life and culture. Yet the erosion of park funding threatens the future of these beloved American institutions. Without creative and collaborative approaches, our parks will face increased closures, a decline in the quality of facilities and ranger services, and a diminished ability to protect threatened inholdings and maintain existing resources. The National Parks Conservation Association and the National Park Hospitality Association are launching a national dialogue to identify potential funding strategies that can tap into the deep bipartisan appreciation for America’s treasured national parks and draw on bipartisan support.

The Bridge-Builder Event is an important step in our process, which ultimately aims to finalize recommendations for a sustainable funding solution for the parks, with engagement from all parts of the parks community – from advocates and friends organizations, to concessioners and gateway communities, to health and education community leaders and more – and meaningful bipartisan support. Developing broad stakeholder consensus is essential to securing sustainable supplementary funding for America’s National Parks and ensuring their long-term viability.

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America’s Parks and Public Lands: Good for the Nation’s Health


Sen. Mark Udall

U.S. Senator from Colorado

Whit Ayres

President, North Star Opinion Research

Hon. Norm Dicks

Former U.S. Representative, State of Washington

Geoff Garin

President, Peter Hart Research Associates

Hon. Dan Glickman

Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Jeremy Jacobs

Principal, Delaware North Companies

Hon. Dirk Kempthorne

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior

President & CEO, American Council of Life Insurers

Gary Kiedaisch

Chairman & CEO, Igloo

Hon. Jim Oberstar

Former U.S. Representative, State of Minnesota

Hon. Lynn Scarlett

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Director of the Center for Management of Ecological Wealth, Resources for the Future

Hon. Christie Todd Whitman

Former Governor of New Jersey

Former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

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