Pew Trusts: Infrastructure Groups Building the Case to Fix National Parks

National Parks Maintenance Funding Could Provide Needed Jobs

In a March 19, 2018 post, The Pew Charitable Trusts released results from a Pew-commissioned analysis that found that fully funding the backlog of maintenance projects at US national parks could provide as many as 110,000 new jobs.

A restroom at Yosemite National Park in California was closed because needed repairs hadn’t been made.
Photo: The Pew Charitable Trusts

In the post, Pew says “More than 180 groups representing engineers, architects, planners, and trade and professional associations are asking lawmakers to provide the funding the National Park Service needs to address $11.6 billion in overdue repairs.”

This new data completely validates our value proposition, namely, that The Conservancy Project’s business model which proposes to leverage the education and experience of hundreds of Americans who are ready and willing to volunteer a few hours each month, or more, will accelerate work to reduce the backlog of national parks project work.

The Conservancy Project Business Proposition

We are actively seeking individuals with certain educational backgrounds and experience with design, construction, and conservation project experience who are able and willing to volunteer a few hours (or more) each month in service to our National Parks. Our volunteers will ideally be assigned to assist organizations that are overseeing and managing these projects, and reach out to us for assistance, with advice on ‘best practices’ and technical design issues. Our goal is to accelerate progress, increase operational effectiveness, and reduce overall cost to the requesting organization.

The next step in our journey is to continue identifying and pre-qualifying  individuals who meet our criteria, introducing ourselves to organizations which are executing and managing National Parks projects, and successfully complete one or more test project advisory assignments this calendar year.

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