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National Parks Conservation Association Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/24/2014: National Parks Conservation Association

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

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AKA  NPCA
Washington, DC
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National Parks Conservation Association Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/24/2014: National Parks Conservation Association

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

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Also Known As: NPCA
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20001 
EIN: 53-0225165
Web URL: www.npca.org 
Blog URL: parkadvocate.org/ 
NTEE Category: C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C30 Natural Resource Conservation and Protection
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C32 Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C60 Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
Ruling Year: 1959 


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Mission Statement

To protect and enhance America's National Park System for present and future generations.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2012

Total Revenue $26,907,803
Total Expenses $38,131,932

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Mr. Clark Bunting

Leadership Statement:

I think we’re better as a people if we understand our full history. It helps us not just in looking back at who we’ve been, but in looking forward to decide who we want to be. We must continue to expand the park system to mirror the changing demographic of our country and tell America’s story

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Program Description:

The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) works on the ground, in and around our national parks, conducting research, and working hand-in-hand with park staff, community leaders, park advocates, and state and federal legislators to ensure that our national parks and monuments are welcoming and well funded, well managed and well protected for generations today and tomorrow. NPCA can be found mobilizing citizens and joining with communities, businesses, landowners, and activists; promoting legislation that strengthens protections for the national parks, advocating for the funding our national parks and monuments need, establishing or enforcing legal safeguards through the courts; and doing everything we can to protect our national parks for years to come.  NPCA was established in 1919 to be an independent voice for our National Park System. One of our founders, Stephen Mather, was also the first director of the National Park Service, which was established in 1916. Mather and others saw a clear need for an independent voice outside of the federal government to protect the nation’s parklands.  For more than 90 years, the nonpartisan, independent, membership organization has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing the park system’s superlative examples of America’s natural, cultural, and historic heritage. NPCA and its more than one million members and supporters are committed to preserving the most diverse park system in the world for us now and for those who will come after.

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The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is an independent, nonpartisan organization giving voice to national park lovers and supporters all over the country to protect some of our most significant landscapes and historic sites. We mobilize advocates and join with communities, businesses, and decision makers to promote legislation that strengthens protections for our national parks. Our priorities are to improve the fiscal and ecological health in our National Park System, and engage new and diverse members in our work. Over the past year NPCA has advocated to add four new national monuments to the National Park System. In addition, we demonstrated the value of national parks to the White House and Administration through an ongoing campaign to halt further budget cuts; and helped to stop the development of the nation’s largest garbage dump next to Joshua Tree National Park. NPCA was established in 1919, just three years after the National Park Service, by two men who believed that the national parks needed an independent voice. Robert Sterling Yard, an outspoken journalist, and Stephen Mather, a business tycoon and the first director of the National Park Service, joined forces with a committee of community leaders to establish NPCA. Today—nearly 100 years later—NPCA, one million members and supporters, through our Washington D.C. headquarters and 24 offices around the country we address the threats and challenges facing our national parks and monuments.
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