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PLA Encourages Significant Investment in Public Lands Infrastructure

SILVER SPRING – The Public Lands Alliance (PLA) releases the following statement from President and CEO Dan Puskar: “Today PLA joins with many conservation leaders on Capitol Hill to ask Congress to invest in the infrastructure of America’s national parks and public lands. “America's parks,...


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PLA Responds to Office of Inspector General Report on National Park Service Use of Donations

SILVER SPRING – The Office of the Inspector General at the Department of the Interior conducted an evaluation to determine whether the National Park Service accepted and used donations from philanthropic partners in compliance with policies, regulations, and laws. The OIG issued its report ...


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Public Lands Alliance Celebrates Major Lands Conservation and Recreation Bill

SILVER SPRING - Today, the President signed S.47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act , which passed Congress with incredible bipartisan support. Dan Puskar, executive director of the Public Lands Alliance (PLA) released the following statement: "Today we are...


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Public Lands Alliance Applauds Senate Passage of the Natural Resources Management Act

SILVER SPRING - The Senate passed S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act , with tremendous bipartisan support. Dan Puskar, executive director of the Public Lands Alliance (PLA) released the following statement: "Congress is on the verge of a monumental enhancement to America's public lands...


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PLA Shares Shutdown's Impact on Public Land Nonprofits

SILVER SPRING, MD – The nonprofit partners of America's national parks, refuges, forests, and conservation areas are facing immense challenges as the government shutdown continues. More than $1.6 million of revenue from retail sales and visitor programs have been lost through January 4, and...


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PLA Expresses Concern for Partial Government Shutdown's Impact on Public Lands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SILVER SPRING, MD -- The Public Lands Alliance (PLA) is deeply concerned by the federal government shutdown and its impact on America's public lands, their visitors, and their partners. Below is a statement from Dan Puskar, executive director of PLA: "America's public...


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The Public Lands Alliance Gives Testimony On Deferred Maintenance Issues on Public Lands

Washington, DC -- Today, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on "Exploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior’s Maintenance Backlog." Dan Puskar, executive director of the Public Lands Alliance, called on Congress to: Create a...


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PLA Praises Bills that Support Youth and Veterans in Statement to US Senate

The Public Lands Alliance (PLA) voiced its strong support for the Every Kid Outdoors Act and the 21st Century Conservation Corps Act of 2017 in a recent letter to the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks. In a letter to the subcommittee, Public Lands Alliance Executive Director, Dan Puskar,...


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Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Address National Park Service Maintenance Backlog

Rocky Mountain National Park alone faces $62 million in needed backlog repairs. Photo Credit: NPS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Public Lands Alliance (PLA) applauds Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Mark Warner (D-VA) for introducing the National Park Service Legacy Act of 2017 today. This...


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National Park Service Adopts Critical Enhancements to Philanthropic Partnership Policy

Pictured here: Visitors hear from NPS through the Bayview Shuttle and Trailhead program; a program led through partnership with nonprofit partners, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (GGNPC) and The Presidio Trust. Photo Credit: GGNPC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dan Puskar, executive...