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Interior's Land Appraisal Services: Actions Needed to Improve Compliance with Appraisal Standards, Increase Efficiency, and Broaden Oversight
GAO-06-1050: Published: Sep 28, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2006.
To remedy decades of problems with its land appraisals, the Department of the Interior (Interior) in 2003 removed the land appraisal function from its land management agencies and consolidated them into the Appraisal Services Directorate (ASD). However, Congress and ASD's clients have expressed concern that ASD's appraisal services have become less efficient and effective than what previously exis...
Recreation Fees: Demonstration Has Increased Revenues, but Impact on Park Service Backlog Is Uncertain
T-RCED-99-101: Published: Mar 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the National Park Service's Recreational Fee Demonstration Program, focusing on the: (1) rate at which the Park Service spends revenue collected under the program in comparison with the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service; and (2) impact of the fee program on the Park Service's maintenance needs.GAO not...
Recreation Fees: Demonstration Program Successful in Raising Revenues but Could Be Improved
T-RCED-99-77: Published: Feb 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the recreational fee demonstration program, focusing on: (1) ensuring that future revenues can be applied to the agencies' highest priority unmet needs; (2) coordinating fees between agencies at demonstration sites that are close to each other; (3) being more innovative in setting fees; and (4) assessing the effect of fees on specific segments of...
Survey of Certain Aspects of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Program to the States
103093: Aug 4, 1977
Lands acquired and/or developed with Land and Water Conservation Fund assistance are not being consistently inspected by the states or the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation to ensure that the properties are properly selected and developed and adequately maintained in accordance with the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act. Although the adverse effects of not making required inspections were relatively...
Travel of Certain Interior Headquarters Personnel
RCED-83-160: Published: May 11, 1983. Publicly Released: May 11, 1983.
GAO was asked to review recent official travel by headquarters personnel in the Department of the Interior's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks and by division chiefs and officials in the National Park Service.GAO found a few minor discrepancies in the data provided and brought them to the attention of those Interior officials who corrected them. As revised, GAO stat...