Downsizing The “World’s Largest Lawn-Care Service”

The Bush administration is trying to downsize the federal park service with a plan to outsource many of its services. “Two years ago, the Park Service became a prime target for privatizing some civil- service jobs after the president’s former OMB director, Mitch Daniels, referred to it as ‘the world’s largest lawn-care service.’ In addition to riling agency defenders, Daniels’ characterization has rankled historians, archaeologists, maintenance workers, and rangers who could be supplanted.”