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NPCA report on park backlog.

NPCA recently released a report, The Burgeoning Backlog, to draw attention to the growing backlog of deferred maintenance in America's national parks, estimated to be as much as $6.8 billion. Among other problems, the backlog has led to crumbling structures, outdated visitor centers, and poorly maintained campgrounds and trails. The report reveals decades of insufficient funding in the national parks and calls on Congress and the Bush administration to increase annual funding for the parks and pass a transportation bill, The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, that would allocate about $270 million each year to repair and rebuild park roads and bridges over the next six years. To view the full report, visit To take action on national park funding, visit
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Title Annotation:NPCA Notes; National Parks Conservation Association
Author:Dougherty, Ryan
Publication:National Parks
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 22, 2004
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