Discussion Of National Park Funding Woes On Tap In Washington Next Week

How the national parks can be adequately funded will be the topic of discussion next week at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

The Center will kick off its 2013 Bridge-Builder Breakfast series on March 19 with a discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing the funding of America’s national parks.

The National Parks Conservation Association and the National Park Hospitality Association will launch a national dialogue that day to identify additional non-appropriated funding strategies that can generate bipartisan support for America’s treasured national parks.

Among those leading the discussion will be U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., Secretary Dan Glickman (Moderator), a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and former U.S. Reps. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., and Jim Oberstar, D-Minn.