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The Trump administration is proposing massive fee increases in 17 national parks — increases that could see entrance fees almost jump from $25 to $70. And while the administration claims this fee hike will help address the growing maintenance needs in our parks, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke estimates that the new fees could raise just a tiny fraction of the current $11.3 billion maintenance backlog!

Our parks and the American people deserve better.

Please sign our petition today to tell the Administration to work with Congress to come up with long-term, meaningful solutions to the national parks maintenance backlog that don't put the burden on American families.

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I do not support the drastic proposed fee increases at 17 national parks because it will make these places — protected for all Americans to experience — unaffordable for many American families to visit.

The solution to the parks' repair needs should fall to Congress, and cannot and should not be shouldered by its visitors. The National Park Service Legacy Act is a bill pending in Congress that addresses the National Park Service maintenance backlog and it deserves the Department of the Interior’'s support. This bipartisan legislation would provide a more substantial — and sustainable — investment in our parks.

Proposed fee increases at each park should be evaluated at the local level with abundant opportunity for public input to determine the proposed uses of fee increases. Potential impacts on park visitation and gateway communities should also be examined.

If done appropriately, fees could be a part of the solution to address the $11.3 billion National Park Service backlog. However, given the scale of the backlog, increasing fees alone cannot be the answer to this enormous challenge.

Thank you for considering my comments.


Petition Signatures

Feb 19, 2018 Blagovesta Zlatanova
Feb 18, 2018 Aura Mix
Feb 17, 2018 Lucy Kelly
Feb 14, 2018 Babette Lewis
Feb 14, 2018 mary peteinaraki
Feb 13, 2018 Karen Carson
Feb 13, 2018 julie matewicz
Feb 13, 2018 Ellen Perkins You are taxing us twice! Once by the state and again at the entrance to drive through the park. You are robbing us and the money is going into your pockets Do you think people are dumb?
Feb 13, 2018 Lynn Schaefer
Feb 12, 2018 Debra Christner
Feb 12, 2018 b Winkler
Feb 12, 2018 Wendy King These our National Treasures and need saving, do not knock them down, this iGovt is an autocracy, Hitler would be proud! Stop being totally stupid Repugnant Pary, grow up and play fair! Be nice!
Feb 11, 2018 Steve Walker
Feb 11, 2018 David Schaechtel
Feb 11, 2018 Carol Bostick
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2018 Deborah Maria
Feb 11, 2018 Margie Zalesak
Feb 11, 2018 Emily Willis
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2018 Bradley McIntire
Feb 11, 2018 Christina Roe
Feb 11, 2018 Susan Haberlin Please keep the fees at a reasonable rate so they are accessible to all incomes.
Feb 11, 2018 Kathy Janfrancisco Keep National Parks as close to free as possible so everyone can enjoy them.
Feb 11, 2018 Ginger Gorum
Feb 11, 2018 Gary Osland Absolutely NO huge increases in fees to visit our national parks. We want families to be able to afford to visit these beautiful places.
Feb 11, 2018 John Chambers
Feb 11, 2018 Heather Lyba
Feb 11, 2018 Fred Luke
Feb 11, 2018 Marion Hulen
Feb 11, 2018 Lindie Brown
Feb 11, 2018 Carol Goerke
Feb 11, 2018 Richard Barker
Feb 11, 2018 Sandi Aden
Feb 11, 2018 Dianne Douglas
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2018 carla bond
Feb 11, 2018 Jalen Lumia ho would you like it if we did this to you.
Feb 11, 2018 Andrea Rematore
Feb 11, 2018 Diane Wright
Feb 11, 2018 Mary Stratton Trump has enough money. Leave the parks alone!!!!!!!!
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2018 Sandra Carroll
Feb 11, 2018 Albert Chou
Feb 11, 2018 susi holloway the majority of people who really use the parks will find it hard to be able to cover the proposed increase. the parks are for the people, not just the wealthy. they are called the national parks & need their national funding increased, not decreased!
Feb 11, 2018 lee margot No way to making our National Parks less affordable!
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed) It’s my understanding that these lands belong to the people. Increasing these fees denies access to OUR lands!
Feb 11, 2018 Ann Moriarity
Feb 11, 2018 Lori Masterson

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