Study: Conservation Corps Project Analysis

Description : The National Park Service (NPS) Park Facility Maintenance Division (PFMD) conducted a project analysis to determine how the costs of engaging a Conservation Corps to accomplish cyclic maintenance activities at national parks compared with the costs of using contractor or NPS crews. The project analysis determined that, on average, using conservation crews instead of NPS crews saved 65% with the minimum savings just 3% and the maximum savings 87%. The analysis found that the savings using conservation corps instead of contractor crews were even more significant with average savings of 83% and over $130,000 per project.

Publish Date : 2012

Author/Source : Booz Allen Hamilton on behalf of National Park Service Facility Management Division

Type : Research/Report