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Help Our National Parks Survive the SequesterMarch 1st was the kickoff date for a series of federal budget cuts that are d...
Sequestration in Our National ParksWhile some cuts may go unnoticed by the American public, our national parks are already...
National Parks are Connected to ourNational TreasuresAside from beautiful national lands, The National Parks Service is al...
Be supportive of the efforts of parksemployees. Poorly maintainedcampgrounds and restrooms as well aslonger lines to get i...
Take a moment to view the many wonderful sightsour National Parks have to offer.
Its trunk canhave a diameter of35 feetThe giant sequoia is around269 feet tallSequoia National ParkCaliforniawww.NationalP...
With over700 lakesOnly 130of them have namesGlacier National ParkMontanawww.NationalParkReservations.com
At Bryce Canyon you can see7,500 starsAt night, most rural parts of the U.S. only2,500 stars are visibleBryce Canyon Natio...
Death Valley is home to theSailing Stoneswhich mysteriously move great lengths,leaving nothing but an eerie trail behindDe...
Often referred to as3 parks in 1with 3 different ecosystems:Olympic National ParkWashingtonwww.NationalParkReservations.co...
Shenandoah National ParkVirginiawww.NationalParkReservations.comAn estimated300-500 black bearsroam Shenandoah
Crater Lake National ParkOregonwww.NationalParkReservations.comCrater Lake is filled withover 250 yearsof rain and melted ...
The word “Zion” is Hebrew. It means,A place of peaceand relaxationZion National ParkUtahwww.NationalParkReservations.com
Members of oneNative American Tribestill live inside the Grand CanyonGrand Canyon National ParkArizonawww.NationalParkRese...
Grand Teton is home to over200 miles of trailswhich is the equivalent to about3,400 football fieldsGrand Teton National Pa...
Yellowstone National ParkWyomingwww.NationalParkReservations.comIn the 1880’s Old Faithful wasUsed as a laundromatby membe...
Yosemite measures748,542 acreswith 94%designated to wildernessYosemite National ParkCaliforniawww.NationalParkReservations...
This cliff dwelling palace includes150 rooms& 75 open areasMesa Verde National ParkColoradowww.NationalParkReservations.com
In 2012 Big Bend was named as1 of 10 places on the planetcertified for dark stargazingBig Bend National ParkTexaswww.Natio...
Acadia National Park is over47,000 acresAcadia National ParkMainewww.NationalParkReservations.com
The Badlands climate is unpredictablewith temperatures ranging from-40 F to 116 FBadlands National ParkSouth Dakotawww.Nat...
Arches National ParkUtahwww.NationalParkReservations.comArches National Park has cataloged2,000 arches
Denali National ParkAlaskawww.NationalParkReservations.comDecember 2, 1980Mt. McKinley National Park wasincreased in size ...
Grand Staircase EscalanteNational MonumentUtahwww.NationalParkReservations.comThousands ofAnasazi ruinsWithin the fiery or...
Isle Royale National ParkMichiganwww.NationalParkReservations.comHard winters sometimes allow animals toTravel over the fr...
Joshua Tree National ParkCaliforniawww.NationalParkReservations.comJoshua Tree National Park measures1,022,703 acres
Lake Havasu State ParkArizonawww.NationalParkReservations.comThe original London Bridgewas shipped stone-by-stone andRecon...
Lake Mead National ParkArizona/Nevadawww.NationalParkReservations.comThe largest man-made lake in the U.S. with550 miles o...
Lake Powell National ParkUtahwww.NationalParkReservations.comLake Powell reached “full pool” in 1980. It took17 years to f...
Mammoth Cave National ParkKentuckywww.NationalParkReservations.comMammoth Cave is the world’s longest known cave system wi...
Mount Rushmore National ParkSouth Dakotawww.NationalParkReservations.comGeorge Washington’s head is60 feet tall
North Cascades National ParkWashingtonwww.NationalParkReservations.comIn 1971, North Cascades had318 glaciersthe most glac...
Redwood National ParkCaliforniawww.NationalParkReservations.comParts of Redwood National Park’sold growth forests were use...
Rocky Mountain National ParkColoradowww.NationalParkReservations.com359 miles of trail offerendless opportunities to hiker...
Blue Ridge ParkwayVirginia/North Carolinawww.NationalParkReservations.comThe motor road crosses151 bridgesand goes through...
Great Smoky MountainsNational ParkTennessee/North Carolinawww.NationalParkReservations.comGreat Smoky Mountains contain ne...
Canyon de ChellyNational MonumentArizonaCanyon de ChellyNational MonumentArizonawww.NationalParkReservations.comLedge Ruin...
Cuyahoga Valley National ParkOhiowww.NationalParkReservations.comCuyahogameansCrooked RiverIn Mohawk, which is part ofthe ...
www.NationalParkReservations.comClusters of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching1,000 feet above the valley floorMo...
www.NationalParkReservations.comKilauea is sometimes calledThe world’s onlydrive-in volcanowhich currently produces250,000...
Everglades National ParkFloridawww.NationalParkReservations.comHome to many different endangered species such as:American ...
www.NationalParkReservations.comAverage rainfall in Haleakala is53 inches per yearHaleakala National ParkHawaii
www.NationalParkReservations.comThe historic Fruita Orchards contain over2,700 fruit bearing treespick and eat all you wan...
Petrified Forest National ParkArizonawww.NationalParkReservations.comGiant fossilized logsscattered throughout, like heads...
www.NationalParkReservations.comTheodore Roosevelt came to the North Dakota Badlandsin September 1883 to hunt Buffalo, wit...
www.NationalParkReservations.comDuring March-August of 1985 wind speedsMeasured up to 75mphWind Cave National ParkSouth Da...
Biscayne National ParkFloridawww.NationalParkReservations.comOnly 5% of the Biscayne National ParkConsists of land
www.NationalParkReservations.comThe glaciers in Glacier Bay areRetreating faster than anyother glaciers in the worldThe gl...
www.NationalParkReservations.comThe Canyonlands are largely covered byCryptobiotic crusta living soil, comprised of algae,...
Lassen Volcanic National ParkCaliforniawww.NationalParkReservations.comThe only National Park with all4 types of volcanoes
www.NationalParkReservations.comFrench Canadian voyageurs paddled canoes for fur trading companiesIn the late 18th and 19t...
www.NationalParkReservations.comThe Gunnison River took2,000,000 yearsto carve out the Black CanyonBlack Canyon of the Gun...
Guadalupe MountainsNational ParkTexaswww.NationalParkReservations.comThe tallest mountain in Texas isGuadalupe Peak
www.NationalParkReservations.comThe waters surrounding theDry Tortugas are home to nearly300 shipwrecksDry Tortugas Nation...
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March 1st was the kickoff date for a series of federal budget cuts that are designed to reduce federal spending by 1.2 trillion dollars over the next ten years. These cuts are known as the sequester. It may seem at first glance that we finally have some fiscal responsibility in our government. However, these cuts are likely to have a major impact on jobs and important government programs, some of which are already being seen.

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The Sequester is hurting our National Parks - Support Our Parks

  1. 1. NATIONAL PARKRESERVATIONSBrought to you by:
  2. 2. Help Our National Parks Survive the SequesterMarch 1st was the kickoff date for a series of federal budget cuts that are designed to reduce federalspending by 1.2 trillion dollars over the next ten years. These cuts are known as the sequester. It mayseem at first glance that we finally have some fiscal responsibility in our government. However, thesecuts are likely to have a major impact on jobs and important government programs, some of which arealready being seen.If youve been fortunate enough to keep your job over the last couple months, you might simply bewondering what the sequester is all about and how it is affecting you and your family. Here are somequick facts and figures that will help you visualize the impact of sequestration:Military spending, which accounts for$550 billion in the federal budget, will see7.8 percent in budget cuts, or $43 billion.Domestic programs such as health, education,drug enforcement, national parks and othernonmilitary programs will see a 5.2 percent cut, orabout $26 billion, from the current $510 billionbudget.Many government agencies have beenforced to offer reduced hours andservices and lay off or furlough workers.The Congressional Budget Officeestimates a loss of 750,000 jobsdue to sequestration.The government is required to cut$85 billion by the end of the fiscalyear in October.
  3. 3. Sequestration in Our National ParksWhile some cuts may go unnoticed by the American public, our national parks are already seeing theeffects of the sequester. The National Parks Service is burdened with the task of cutting six percent fromits annual budget by the end of the year. Many of the national parks have been forced to cancel tours,close campgrounds and delay hiring seasonal employees.For example, Yellowstone National Park was forced to cut $1.75 million from its $35 million budget. Cutsin payroll and snowplowing were going to force the park to have a late opening this season. However, thechambers of commerce in Cody and Jackson Hole, Wyoming pitched in $170,000 so as not to have thelate park opening affect their peak tourism seasons. Still, the park opened two weeks behind schedule,and those two weeks cost the park 50,000 visitors.Blue Ridge Parkway, the most visited national park unit in America, has seen similar effects. They havehired thirty fewer seasonal employees, closed a number of facilities including visitors centers, picnicareas and more than 400 campsites.Without a full staff its difficult to maintain the facilities, trails and other attractions in our national parks.Sequestration threatens to let these national treasures fall into disuse and disrepair. These are uniquelands that the government has promised to take care of in order that the American people might enjoythem. The budget cuts required by the sequester are a recall of that promise.We should all stop and think about thosenational parks that are important to us, as nopark is immune to the sequester.
  4. 4. National Parks are Connected to ourNational TreasuresAside from beautiful national lands, The National Parks Service is also responsible for maintainingsignificant historical sites and monuments. These are not immune to the effects of sequestration either.The NPS announced recently that evening hours would be cut this summer at PhiladelphiasIndependence Hall and Liberty Bell. Independence National Historic Park is losing $1.2 million of a $24million budget. Based on attendance numbers from last year, the shortened hours mean that this yearabout 43,000 fewer people will see where our Founding Fathers debated the Constitution. Additionally, thepark is being forced to delay maintenance and upkeep, close five other historic buildings at the park andleave nine positions unfilled.Ellis Island Immigration Museum is unlikely to open at all this year. While Hurricane Sandy is to blame forthe damage which has placed the museum out of service, the sequester is making it virtually impossibleto make necessary repairs at this time. Not only is the Parks Service being sequestered, but theHurricane Sandy Relief funds are also part of the $26 billion in cuts.
  5. 5. Be supportive of the efforts of parksemployees. Poorly maintainedcampgrounds and restrooms as well aslonger lines to get into parks will likelybe the effects of poorly staffed parks. Doyour part to clean up after yourself andbe patient with wait times.Spread the word. Post the nationalparks badges on your own websiteor blog to raise awareness and showyour support. The national parksneed America’s support to survivethe effects of sequestration.Visit the national parks andmonuments this summer. You canpurchase a National Parks AnnualPass for $80, which grants youaccess to all national parks. Thereare almost 400 to choose from.How You Can HelpWhile we accept that budget cuts are necessary, we fear that they will cause irreversible damage to ournational parks. There are several ways you can help ensure that the parks and monuments we now enjoyare still around for future generations:
  6. 6. Take a moment to view the many wonderful sightsour National Parks have to offer.
  7. 7. Its trunk canhave a diameter of35 feetThe giant sequoia is around269 feet tallSequoia National ParkCaliforniawww.NationalParkReservations.com
  8. 8. With over700 lakesOnly 130of them have namesGlacier National ParkMontanawww.NationalParkReservations.com
  9. 9. At Bryce Canyon you can see7,500 starsAt night, most rural parts of the U.S. only2,500 stars are visibleBryce Canyon National ParkUtahwww.NationalParkReservations.com
  10. 10. Death Valley is home to theSailing Stoneswhich mysteriously move great lengths,leaving nothing but an eerie trail behindDeath Valley National ParkCaliforniawww.NationalParkReservations.com
  11. 11. Often referred to as3 parks in 1with 3 different ecosystems:Olympic National ParkWashingtonwww.NationalParkReservations.comGlacier capped mountains,wild pacific coast,and rain forest.
  12. 12. Shenandoah National ParkVirginiawww.NationalParkReservations.comAn estimated300-500 black bearsroam Shenandoah
  13. 13. Crater Lake National ParkOregonwww.NationalParkReservations.comCrater Lake is filled withover 250 yearsof rain and melted snow
  14. 14. The word “Zion” is Hebrew. It means,A place of peaceand relaxationZion National ParkUtahwww.NationalParkReservations.com
  15. 15. Members of oneNative American Tribestill live inside the Grand CanyonGrand Canyon National ParkArizonawww.NationalParkReservations.com
  16. 16. Grand Teton is home to over200 miles of trailswhich is the equivalent to about3,400 football fieldsGrand Teton National ParkWyomingwww.NationalParkReservations.com
  17. 17. Yellowstone National ParkWyomingwww.NationalParkReservations.comIn the 1880’s Old Faithful wasUsed as a laundromatby members of the Washburn-LangfordDoane Expedition
  18. 18. Yosemite measures748,542 acreswith 94%designated to wildernessYosemite National ParkCaliforniawww.NationalParkReservations.com
  19. 19. This cliff dwelling palace includes150 rooms& 75 open areasMesa Verde National ParkColoradowww.NationalParkReservations.com
  20. 20. In 2012 Big Bend was named as1 of 10 places on the planetcertified for dark stargazingBig Bend National ParkTexaswww.NationalParkReservations.com
  21. 21. Acadia National Park is over47,000 acresAcadia National ParkMainewww.NationalParkReservations.com
  22. 22. The Badlands climate is unpredictablewith temperatures ranging from-40 F to 116 FBadlands National ParkSouth Dakotawww.NationalParkReservations.com
  23. 23. Arches National ParkUtahwww.NationalParkReservations.comArches National Park has cataloged2,000 arches
  24. 24. Denali National ParkAlaskawww.NationalParkReservations.comDecember 2, 1980Mt. McKinley National Park wasincreased in size and renamed toDenali National Park
  25. 25. Grand Staircase EscalanteNational MonumentUtahwww.NationalParkReservations.comThousands ofAnasazi ruinsWithin the fiery orange and red canyonslie uncountable hidden treasures such as:
  26. 26. Isle Royale National ParkMichiganwww.NationalParkReservations.comHard winters sometimes allow animals toTravel over the frozen lakefrom the Canadian mainland
  27. 27. Joshua Tree National ParkCaliforniawww.NationalParkReservations.comJoshua Tree National Park measures1,022,703 acres
  28. 28. Lake Havasu State ParkArizonawww.NationalParkReservations.comThe original London Bridgewas shipped stone-by-stone andReconstructed in Lake Havasu City
  29. 29. Lake Mead National ParkArizona/Nevadawww.NationalParkReservations.comThe largest man-made lake in the U.S. with550 miles of shoreline
  30. 30. Lake Powell National ParkUtahwww.NationalParkReservations.comLake Powell reached “full pool” in 1980. It took17 years to fill up
  31. 31. Mammoth Cave National ParkKentuckywww.NationalParkReservations.comMammoth Cave is the world’s longest known cave system with390 miles of passageways
  32. 32. Mount Rushmore National ParkSouth Dakotawww.NationalParkReservations.comGeorge Washington’s head is60 feet tall
  33. 33. North Cascades National ParkWashingtonwww.NationalParkReservations.comIn 1971, North Cascades had318 glaciersthe most glaciers from anypark outside Alaska
  34. 34. Redwood National ParkCaliforniawww.NationalParkReservations.comParts of Redwood National Park’sold growth forests were used in the filming ofThe Star Wars Saga
  35. 35. Rocky Mountain National ParkColoradowww.NationalParkReservations.com359 miles of trail offerendless opportunities to hikers, backpackers,horseback riders, bird-watchers, and photographers
  36. 36. Blue Ridge ParkwayVirginia/North Carolinawww.NationalParkReservations.comThe motor road crosses151 bridgesand goes through26 tunnels
  37. 37. Great Smoky MountainsNational ParkTennessee/North Carolinawww.NationalParkReservations.comGreat Smoky Mountains contain nearly100 historic structuresdating back to the 1800s
  38. 38. Canyon de ChellyNational MonumentArizonaCanyon de ChellyNational MonumentArizonawww.NationalParkReservations.comLedge Ruin Overlook is whererock climbing began.Ruins rest on a ledge about100 feet abovethe canyon floorLedge Ruin Overlook is whererock climbing began.Ruins rest on a ledge about100 feet abovethe canyon floor
  39. 39. Cuyahoga Valley National ParkOhiowww.NationalParkReservations.comCuyahogameansCrooked RiverIn Mohawk, which is part ofthe Iroquoian language family
  40. 40. www.NationalParkReservations.comClusters of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching1,000 feet above the valley floorMonument Valley National ParkArizona/Utah
  41. 41. www.NationalParkReservations.comKilauea is sometimes calledThe world’s onlydrive-in volcanowhich currently produces250,000-650,000 cubic yardsof lava per dayHawaii Volcanoes National ParkHawaii
  42. 42. Everglades National ParkFloridawww.NationalParkReservations.comHome to many different endangered species such as:American Alligator,Florida Panther,and various types of turtles
  43. 43. www.NationalParkReservations.comAverage rainfall in Haleakala is53 inches per yearHaleakala National ParkHawaii
  44. 44. www.NationalParkReservations.comThe historic Fruita Orchards contain over2,700 fruit bearing treespick and eat all you want for freeCapitol Reef National ParkUtah
  45. 45. Petrified Forest National ParkArizonawww.NationalParkReservations.comGiant fossilized logsscattered throughout, like headstonesGiant fossilized logsscattered throughout, like headstones
  46. 46. www.NationalParkReservations.comTheodore Roosevelt came to the North Dakota Badlandsin September 1883 to hunt Buffalo, within weeksHe bought a ranchTheodore Roosevelt National ParkNorth Dakota
  47. 47. www.NationalParkReservations.comDuring March-August of 1985 wind speedsMeasured up to 75mphWind Cave National ParkSouth Dakota
  48. 48. Biscayne National ParkFloridawww.NationalParkReservations.comOnly 5% of the Biscayne National ParkConsists of land
  49. 49. www.NationalParkReservations.comThe glaciers in Glacier Bay areRetreating faster than anyother glaciers in the worldThe glaciers in Glacier Bay areRetreating faster than anyother glaciers in the worldGlacier Bay National Parkand PreserveAlaska
  50. 50. www.NationalParkReservations.comThe Canyonlands are largely covered byCryptobiotic crusta living soil, comprised of algae, lichens, and bacteriaCanyonlands National ParkUtah
  51. 51. Lassen Volcanic National ParkCaliforniawww.NationalParkReservations.comThe only National Park with all4 types of volcanoes
  52. 52. www.NationalParkReservations.comFrench Canadian voyageurs paddled canoes for fur trading companiesIn the late 18th and 19th centuriesVoyageurs National ParkMinnesota
  53. 53. www.NationalParkReservations.comThe Gunnison River took2,000,000 yearsto carve out the Black CanyonBlack Canyon of the GunnisonNational ParkColorado
  54. 54. Guadalupe MountainsNational ParkTexaswww.NationalParkReservations.comThe tallest mountain in Texas isGuadalupe Peak
  55. 55. www.NationalParkReservations.comThe waters surrounding theDry Tortugas are home to nearly300 shipwrecksDry Tortugas National ParkFlorida
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