Monday, June 12, 2006

US Forest Service Outsourcing?

The US Forest Service has announced the outsourcing of management of seven of its national park properties located in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia. But don't worry you won't be calling India to book a camp site anytime soon. The contract went to a private Tennessee outfitter.

"Tennessee-based Chattahoochee Outdoor Adventure has been granted a five-year, special-use permit to operate seven recreation areas, including Lake Winfield Scott, DeSoto Falls, Boggs Creek, Morganton Point, Lakewood Landing, Deep Hole and Toccoa River Sandy Bottom. "

According to the article this move will allow Rangers to focus more on enforcement and education and less on emptying trash cans. (Link)

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