The entire National Park Service has a budget and staffing level that is just about identical to the budget and staffing level of my very own University of Rochester. The NPS budget request for this year was $3.1 billion. The U of R budget for the last year they reported it to the government was about $2.5 billion (and that was three years ago), so I suspect their spending is roughly the same today. The NPS has 21,500 employees. The U of R? We have about 10,000 on the direct payroll and this report says there are about 20,000 total employees affiliated with the U of R.
Are there lessons here? That’s certainly where the parallels end (I think).