广东福彩好彩一预测 www.zrrb.net The National Park Service preserves America’s natural and cultural treasures, attracting visitors from across the country and around the world.

Quick Facts

From the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty, America’s national parks and monuments are a major draw for visitors from across the U.S. and around the world. Beyond their natural beauty and historic significance, these sites also contribute heavily to America’s local and national economies. Unfortunately, many of these sites are suffering from a severe?maintenance backlog, leaving national parks facilities like campgrounds, roads, restrooms and information centers in dire need of improvements.

U.S. Travel supports adequate maintenance funding for the NPS to?ensure?that visitors keep coming back to our national parks and monuments—and that local economies stay afloat.

Recommendations

Support the National Park Service Legacy Act

Aging infrastructure and decades of underfunding have resulted in a backlog of maintenance repairs that is estimated at $11.6 billion. The Legacy Act would establish a federal fund to provide dedicated annual resources to restore national park infrastructure.

Restore Park Funding

The quality of the visitor experience depends on the capacity to keep parks open, trails maintained and visitor centers staffed. Budget cuts in recent years have shortened park hours, reduced the number of rangers and deferred park operations and maintenance. Basic federal investment is needed to protect park resources and the countless local economies that depend on them.

Reauthorize Fee Authority

The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) authorizes the National Park Service to issue annual passes and charge entry fees. This revenue is essential to underwrite maintenance, education and law enforcement at individual parks. Unless FLREA is renewed, national parks will lose about millions annually.

Research, News and Commentary on National Parks

Friday Check-In

Friday Check-In | March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover important White House updates, discuss the latest in infrastructure investments and highlight our upcoming events.

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U.S. Travel Thanks Congress, POTUS for Supporting Public Lands

March 12, 2019

"The broad value of our public lands is evident in this bill’s bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress."

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Friday Check-In

Friday Check-In | March 1, 2019

March 01, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, industry experts cover an important development for our national parks, news regarding the TSA Precheck program, our?efforts with the Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus and our latest industry positioning campaign.

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