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Deadline Approaching: Submit Your Comments to the Park Service Today! February 08, 2006 12:57 PM

The National Park Service continues to accept public comments on proposed revisions to its management policies through February 18, 2006. The proposed changes could alter the future of the parks forever. NPCA is continuing its campaign to put a stop to the rewrite and we need you to weigh in before it's too late.

http://www.npca.org/ActionCenter/Process.aspx?a=l&l=7f&e=10hr1&r=6hn
The Park Service needs to hear that everyone cares about our national parks. Tell the Park Service to abandon the proposed revision to its management policies. http://www.npca.org/ActionCenter/Process.aspx?a=l&l=7h&e=10hr1&r=6hn!

Science Recommendations Ignored: Park Service Allows More Cruise Ships Into Glacier Bay
The National Park Service is increasing the number of cruise ships permitted to enter Glacier Bay National Park despite the fact its own Scientific Advisory Board has determined that the move could affect Glacier's physical, marine biological and socio-cultural environments. Rather than listening to sound science, the Park Service has bowed to pressure from the state of Alaska, recommending a 10% increase in cruise ship traffic, while taking a "wait and see" approach to potential impacts.

http://www.npca.org/ActionCenter/Process.aspx?a=l&l=7g&e=10hr1&r=6hn
The full range of potential impacts must be identified before this proposal moves forward. Please write to Glacier Bay Superintendent Tomie Lee and ask her to postpone any increase in cruise ship numbers until the research studies and scientific modeling recommended by the Science Advisory Board have been implemented and the results evaluated. http://www.npca.org/ActionCenter/Process.aspx?a=l&l=7i&e=10hr1&r=6hn!

Thoughts For All Time
"There is growing awareness of the beauty of country...a sincere desire to keep some of it for all time. People are beginning to value highly the fact that a river runs unimpeded for a distance...They are beginning to obtain deep satisfaction from the fact that a herd of elk may be observed in back country, on ancestral ranges, where the Indians once hunted them. They are beginning to seek the healing relaxation that is possible in wild country. In short, they want it."
- Olaus J. Murie, naturalist, writer and co-founder of The Wilderness Society



To comment on Park Lines or NPCA's action alerts and to communicate with NPCA's grassroots representative, please e-mail http://www.npca.org/ActionCenter/Process.aspx?a=l&l=7e&e=10hr1&r=6hn.

National Parks Conservation Association
1300 19th Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
phone: 800-628-7275
fax: 202-659-0650

Visit NPCA on the web at http://www.npca.org/ActionCenter/Process.aspx?a=l&l=7d&e=10hr1&r=6hn.

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