commercializing parks

National Parks’ Illegal “Non-Profit” Network

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 23, 2019 Contact: Jeff Ruch (510) 213-7028; Susan Sargent (202) 265-7337 Audit Finds Residential Centers Operate without Charter or Oversight Washington, DC — National Parks have ignored laws and their own policies in...

Lawsuit to Restore E-Bikes Ban in National Parks

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Lawsuit to Restore E-Bikes Ban in National Parks New E-Bikes Order Springs from Industry Lobbying and Violates Laws Washington, DC — The recent National Park Service (NPS) order...

Park Service/Budweiser Co-Branding Campaign Raises Questions

Park Service/Budweiser Co-Branding Campaign Raises Questions Off-Limit Corporate Partnerships on Table as NPS Waives Alcohol Promotion Ban Washington, DC — The National Park Service’s new $2.5 million “co-branding” campaign with Anheuser-Busch, the world’s largest...

Report Details Ticket Diversion at USS Arizona Memorial

Report Details Ticket Diversion at USS Arizona Memorial “Loss of Management Control” Let Commercial Tours Corner Market on Free Passes Washington, DC — An internal review has found that most of the free first-come, first served passes for the USS Arizona Memorial are...

Park Service Pursues Corporate Research Pacts

Park Service Pursues Corporate Research Pacts Bio-Prospecting Partnerships Pose Ethical and Conservation Conflicts Washington, DC — The National Park Service (NPS) has unveiled detailed plans for licensing agreements with corporations developing products from park...