29 groups, representing small businesses, environmental organizations, educators, and conservation service corps sent a letter to the House Natural Resources Committee, urging them to act to end the shutdown of the federal government.
The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has recently released an infographic to better explain how America's favorite places are facing a seriously distressing situation, summed up by its title: "National Parks Need Help." The graphic highlights how lack of funding is af
Federal agencies managing our national parks, forests and wildlife refuges have faced a series of cuts to their budgets in recent years, resulting in declining public access and enjoyment of these lands.
Acadia was the first National Park east of the Mississippi River and has the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast, Cadillac Mountain. The park has diverse natural features and ecosystems, including:
Yet, here we are, with people and the government unable to stop furloughs, job losses, and lower revenue to keep the government functioning. Our public lands have certainly not been spared from this indiscriminate budget ax.