Public Lands

BLOG: National Parks Stumble Towards Reforms

BLOG: National Parks Stumble Towards Reforms

This past week, Rocky Mountain National Park, the park with the third highest level of visitors in 2019, stumbled towards reforms with something extraordinary. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it adopted a reservation or timed-entry system to prevent overcrowding...

Lawsuit Seeks Ouster of Park Service and BLM Leaders  

For Immediate Release:  Monday, May 11, 2020 Contacts: Peter Jenkins, PEER  (202) 265-4189 pjenkins@peer.org; Erik Molvar, Western Watersheds Project  (307) 399-7910, emolvar@westernwatersheds.org; Kirsten Stade, PEER  kstade@peer.org Lawsuit Seeks Ouster of Park...
BLOG: Sliming Lincoln’s Memorial

BLOG: Sliming Lincoln’s Memorial

Last Sunday, Interior Secretary Bernhardt ordered the Lincoln Memorial closed to the public so that President Trump could “communicate an official message to the American people” via (what else?) Fox News on the current pandemic. In his curious “Record of...

Court Orders Limits on National Park Air Tours

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 1, 2020 Contact: Paula Dinerstein (301) 580-4020 Contact: Susan Sargent (202) 265-7337 Within Two Years 23 National Parks Must Adopt Overflight Management Plans Washington, DC — Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the...