Report Nov 8, 2012

Preservation Maintenance in the National Parks

Final Report (7.79 MB)

Have you ever heard someone mention the National Park Service’s maintenance backlog and just wanted to tune it out, thinking “ugh, it’s enormous and there’s never going to be a way to deal with it?”

Have you gotten a notice from a park about a planning process that includes historic structures and thought “well, there aren’t really any alternatives, you can’t DO anything with historic structures, so I just can’t waste my time getting involved in that?” Have you passed a historic building in a park that was unused and in need of maintenance, and wished there was some way for the park to make good use of it? This guide will introduce some options available to the National Park Service for managing and maintaining historic buildings, and suggest ways to use them in your park advocacy and resource protection work.

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