Fact Sheet

National Park Case Studies

Yellowstone landscape

Yellowstone National Park


The National Park Service (NPS) needs an estimated $11.6 billion to eliminate its backlog of deferred maintenance based on FY2017 assessments. 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. The deferred maintenance figures and examples referenced in the studies are based on NPS FY2015 data, except for those on Prince William Forest Park, which are based on FY2016 data.

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