|Monday, Feb 6, 2006|
NEWS RELEASE U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John W. Hiscock 928-643-7105
FY 2006 BUDGET AND ANNUAL PERFORMANCE PLAN FOR PIPE SPRING NATIONAL MONUMENT ARE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
Pipe Spring National Monument Superintendent John Hiscock today announced that the park's annual performance plan and documents providing details about the appropriated budget and fee revenues for FY 2006 are available for public review as required by the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998. The document, Annual Performance Plan 2006, can be found on the Pipe Spring National Monument website at www.nps.gov/pisp under Management Documents.
Highlights of the park's $694,000 base budget, which funds specific goals in the annual performance plan, include the following projected allotments:
$181,000 for resource preservation and management dedicated to water resource preservation and research, historic structure preservation, archeological research coordination, natural resource research coordination, and protection and preservation of museum artifacts.
$333,000 to address visitor services dedicated to interpretive tours and talks including living history programs and demonstrations, and planning related to improvements of interpretive publications and displays.
$180,000 for facility operations and maintenance directed toward maintenance of grounds, buildings, water system, and equipment.
In addition to the base budget, the Monument has competed for, and acquired, $240,323 in National Park Service (NPS) project funding for special attention items in 2006. Projects being conducted in 2006 include:
- masonry preservation on historic structures; - refinishing and repainting of wood surfaces on historic structures, wagons, and other large artifacts; - masonry repairs on the joint National Park Service/Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians visitor center and museum; - completion of a historic resource study on Pipe Spring; - relocation/replacement of the NPS/Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians culinary well; - automation of Monument maintenance management system; and, - support of volunteer services.
Also, in addition to the appropriated operational budget described above, the Monument will utilize allocated retained fee revenues. These funds are available through the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, which allows retention of a percentage of single entry, Golden Age Passport, and National Park Pass fees collected at Pipe Spring National Monument and nationwide for use on projects related to deferred maintenance of facilities and projects that enhance the visitor experience. Fee revenues will be utilized for the following projects at Pipe Spring:
- $54,711 for planning and design of joint Pipe Spring National Monument/Kaibab Paiute Tribe curatorial storage facility to be built on the Kaibab Paiute Reservation; - $7,291 for completion of new trail waysides; - $38,000 for archeological research and reporting.
A copy of Pipe Spring National Monument's complete annual performance plan, prepared in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), is available on the Monument's website at www.nps.gov/pisp under the Management Documents heading, or by writing to Superintendent, Pipe Spring National Monument, HC 65 Box 5, Fredonia, AZ 86022.
The goals described in the park's annual performance plan are derived from the 2004 NPS Strategic Plan, which establishes a performance management process for the Service and incorporates the requirements of GPRA.