No access to offices on public lands to write checks, receive shipments or do inventory. Many nonprofits are not allowed to access information essential to performing basic functions.
Planning and hiring are on-hold. This is a critical time for many nonprofits to meet with their agency partners to hire seasonal staff and coordinate 2019 projects.
Hurricane recovery efforts halted. Nonprofits in the Southeast are faced with a one-two punch as recent hurricanes already damaged public lands and facilities. The shutdown has cost funding that is needed for those recovery efforts.
Loss of valuable staff. The shutdown poses a risk to the stability of the nonprofit workforce, which relies on public lands to be open for nonprofit employees to staff visitor centers.
Youth programs canceled. Students hoping to take part in outdoor activities on public lands this winter are not able to attend canceled programs and events.
Fundraising projects on-hold as nonprofits are unable to work with agency partners to discuss project goals.