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outdated visitor centers, and poorly maintained campgrounds and trails.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 www.npca.org/report/backlog/asp.
To take action on national park funding, visit www.npca.org/action.