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AT HOT SPRINGS, BUY A BEER, FIX A PARK

From: Greenwire

“Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said relying on leases for more revenue puts the Park Service on "sort of a slippery…

ASKING AND GETTING: BEHIND THE SURGE OF PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM

From: Inside Philanthropy

“Watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) was harshly critical, with Executive Director Jeff Ruch stating, “We are concerned…

NRA OFFICIAL LANDS SEAT ON NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION BOARD

From: National Parks Traveler

““These are not minor matters – these changes would forfeit whole spheres of national park stewardship,” PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch said last week.…

HOW CAN YELLOWSTONE STAY SAFE, ACCESSIBLE AND PRISTINE AS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE VISIT?

From: Star Tribune

“There’s also concern from groups like Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility questioning the increasing commercialization of parks to raise money. Wenk…

SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WANT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO LIFT BAN ON PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

From: National Parks Traveler

“The bottle ban had been in the works for some time. In anticipation of it, Grand Canyon crews early in 2011 installed nine free water stations throughout…


News Releases

PARK SERVICE PURSUES CORPORATE RESEARCH PACTS

Bio-Prospecting Partnerships Pose Ethical and Conservation Conflicts

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION SPENDS MORE ON ITSELF THAN ON PARKS

One in Three Dollars Reaches Parks; Rest Goes to Overhead and Corporate Support

CREEPING CORPORATIZATION OF NATIONAL PARKS

Summit Promoting a Billion Dollar Private Endowment for Parks

PARK SERVICE SCRAMBLES TO SAVE FACE IN PLASTIC BOTTLE FIASCO

Focused Public Pressure Trumped Corporate Influence on National Park Policies

DOCUMENTS LINK COKE TO GRAND CANYON PLASTIC BOTTLE REVERSAL

Secret Decision to Block Single-Use Bottle Bans throughout National Park System