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maintenance needs of the National Park Service

James Duffus

maintenance needs of the National Park Service

statement of James Duffus before the Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives

by James Duffus

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- National Park Service,
  • Parks -- United States -- Maintenance

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesTestimony -- GAO/T-RCED-88-27
    ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office
    The Physical Object
    Pagination8 leaves ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14901479M

      Local agency officials, managers, grader operators, equipment managers, heavy equipment operators, dirt road maintenance graders, and gravel plant operators and road supervisors who are responsible for designing and maintaining gravel surfaced roads will likely benefit from this resource. A Guide's Guide to Acadia National Park (). A List of the Birds of Mount Desert Island, Maine (James Bond, undated). A Preliminary List of Birds on Mount Desert and Adjacent Islands (M.J. Pellew, ). An Analysis of Lafayette National Park (Robert Sterling Yard, ©National Parks Association, February ). An Evaluation of the Technical Report for Management: .   As a result, the National Park Service now has a maintenance backlog of nearly $12 billion. That means that roads, bridges, restrooms and trails in some of our most treasured parks have fallen.


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maintenance needs of the National Park Service by James Duffus Download PDF EPUB FB2

Over the years, aging facilities, growing visitation, and limited resources have made that task even harder, resulting in a backlog of maintenance work. We have an integrated set of systems to record and track the maintenance needs of park facilities, including the delayed repairs that are collectively called "deferred maintenance.".

National Park Service (NPS) deferred maintenance increased by $ million (about percent) in fiscal year (from October to September Deferred maintenance increased because needs exceeded our capacity to address the work. As of Septemdeferred maintenance totaled $ billion.

It can be broken down. The National Park Service needs almost $12 billion to eliminate its backlog of deferred maintenance. The Pew Charitable Trusts' campaign to restore America's parks has created a series of case studies highlighting examples of repairs needed at our nation's treasures. [8] “Statement of Jonathan B.

Jarvis, Director, National Park Service, Before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, for an Oversight Hearing to Consider Supplemental Funding Options to Support the National Park Service’s Efforts to Address Deferred Maintenance and Operational Needs,” (Testimony of Jonathan B.

Jarvis). (J. National Park Service Needs a Maintenance Management System RCED Published: Jun 1, Publicly Released: Jun 1, support of the national park service and encouraging congress to create a reliable, predictable stream of resouces to address deferred maintenance needs in america's national park system known as the restore america's parks initiative.

The Park Service has quite a maintenance liability, accumulating an over $11 billion backlog in the upkeep of historic structures, trails, and roads that need to be repaired, and in some cases.

However, the park suffers from $ million in needed repairs. For example, more than $20 million is needed to rehabilitate trails including the Yosemite Bike Path, the Stubblefield Canyon Trail and the Clark Point Spur, a path that leads to the famous Vernal Falls.

The National Park Service has a longstanding diversity problem in its workforce and visitors. As the Park Service celebrates years and looks to its nextit. National Parks Have A Long To-Do List But Can't Cover The Repair Costs Parks are expensive for obvious reasons: Visitor centers need displays, and roads need repairs.

But there's also upkeep of. The National Park Service needs almost $12 billion to eliminate its backlog of deferred maintenance. The Pew Charitable Trusts' campaign to restore America's parks has created a series of case studies highlighting examples of repairs needed at our nation's.

Get this from a library. The maintenance needs of the National Park Service: statement of James Duffus before the Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives. [James Duffus. report on the maintenance needs of the National Park Service (NPS).' That work, done at your request, Mr.

Chairman; examined -- the adequacy of funding for park maintenance activities, the extent to which maintenance in the park system is being deferred, and the.

This ribbon of highway has $ million in deferred maintenance needs, which would cost $ million if the roads were built anew. * Trails in Mammoth Cave National Park.

Though the park's main attraction is underground, the above-ground trails system needs $42 million worth of work. * Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas National Park. In Octoberthe National Park Service proposed significantly increasing admissions prices to popular parks; after uproar from the.

The National Park Service maintenance backlog is estimated at $ billion as of fiscal year Lawmakers and experts are huddling over the problem even as the president again proposes cutting the parks’ budgets. In the National Park Service completed more than $ million in maintenance and repair work.

The National Park Service cares for the more than national parks in the United States. The National Park Service partners with local communities to assist in historic preservation and the creation and maintenance of recreational spaces.

National Park Service mission is to “preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.” Budget Overview – The President’s current budget request for NPS of $ billion is $ million below the CR baseline.

There are many different types of plans developed by the NPS, some of which include general management plans (GMPs), wild and scenic river plans, visitor use management plans, wilderness plans, commercial services plans, implementation plans, development concepts plans, among others.

Public involvement is an essential element in the planning. The Park Service: Book One of The Park Service Trilogy - Kindle edition by Winfield, Ryan. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Park Service: Book One of The Park Service Trilogy/5(K).

The National Park Service, or NPS, is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior. The U.S. Congress made Yellowstone America’s first national park in In the years that. There are currently official National Park Service units in the United States, the District of Columbia, and U.S.

territories as of August Of these, 62 have a national park designation. This list includes all units managed by the National Park System, including national parks, national monuments, national historic sites, national battlefields, national preserves, and.

Facility Condition Index, Other Metrics, Improve Asset Management at National Park Service. National Park Service's Asset Priority Index Helps Guide Maintenance, Operations. Standardized Current Replacement Value Calculations Make Facility Condition Index More Effective.

Diverse National Park Service Portfolio Complicates Facility And. America's National Parks are our national treasure. Enjoy them to the fullest by shopping our collection of National Parks handbooks, history books, children's activity guides and books, park guides, maps, posters and more, including posters by famous graphics artist, Charley Harper.

The week of May marks National Infrastructure Week, and I would like to call attention to the dire situation of the National Park Service, and the $ billion deferred maintenance backlog Author: Tom Bickert. The National Park Service oversees sites covering more than 84 million acres, including national parks, historic areas, battlefields, recreation areas, seashores, and several other categories; over million people visit these places each year.

The Park Service reports a backlog of almost $12 billion in maintenance and repair needs at the. And the list goes on and on.

Open an Excel spreadsheet of the National Park Service’s estimated $ billion maintenance backlog and it runs to thousands of lines of data.

But those lines are just one aspect of coming to terms with the impacts of the backlog. Get out into the National Park System and the impacts become readily visible. NEEDS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. Ap _____ Chairman Murkowski, Ranking Member Cantwell, and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to present the views of the Department of the Interior (Department) on the deferred maintenance and operational needs of the National Park Service (NPS).

I am Lena. Overview of the National Park Service, the agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior that manages and maintains several hundred national parks, monuments, historical sites, and other designated properties of the federal government.

The NPS was established in by an act of the U.S. Congress. The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.

It was created on Augby Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of Headquarters: Main Interior Building, C. Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears: Years of The National Park Service.

Seattle: Mountaineers Books, p. Epp, Ronald H. Creating Acadia National Park: The Biography of George Bucknam Dorr. Bar Harbor: Friends of Acadia, p. “A nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog is further proof that the National Park Service does not have the funding and resources it needs to protect America’s favorite places.

“And this comes at a time when record-breaking crowds are visiting our national parks. This is the centennial year of the National Park Service. Adequate funding has long eluded the National Park Service, but in recent years shortfalls have opened a widening backlog of deferred maintenance totaling $ billion.

The National Park Service employees in with an average pay (base salary + bonus) of $66, The most common occupation was park ranger, followed by maintenance most common payscale is General Schedule.

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National Park Service:National Park Service Handbook for the Storage, Transportation, and Use of Explosives (Table of Contents). Glassdoor has National Park Service reviews submitted anonymously by National Park Service employees.

Read employee reviews and ratings on Glassdoor to decide if National Park Service is right for you.5/5(). Much of the National Park Service’s infrastructure dates back to the Miss a $1bn initiative undertaken in the s and 60s, and wasn’t built with modern crowds in mind.

The purpose of this hearing is to examine deferred maintenance and operational needs of the National Park Service. The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

Bridges and trails at national wildlife refuges are in need of repair, Guertin noted. The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) manages hundreds of refuges across the country with a maintenance backlog of $ billion.

he National Park Service’s (NPS’s) backlog of deferred maintenance (DM)—maintenance that was not done as scheduled or as needed—is an issue of ongoing interest to Congress.

The agency estimated its DM needs for FY at $ Size: KB. The National Park Service (NPS), which manages the park system, celebrates its th birthday this summer.

From Yellowstone to Ellis Island, the places that NPS protects tell America’s story.NATIONAL PARKS TRAVELER (Janu ): "As we celebrate the National Park Service's centennial inhere's a great read [Within] this book's covers you'll find descriptions of the singular moments, grand adventures, and /5(15).

The Ingersoll Lodge after its collapse, at Voyageurs national park. Photograph: National Park Service National parks are just one part of an unparalleled system, managed by the government and held Author: Alastair Gee.