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Recreational Fee Demonstration Program Survey
GAO-02-88SP: Published: Nov 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2001.
The Recreational Fee Demonstration Program authorizes four land management agencies-- the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Forest Service--to establish, charge, collect, and use fees at a number of sites. The program's goals are to (1) enhance visitor services, (2) address a backlog of needs for repair and maintenance, and (3)...
The National Fire Plan: Federal Agencies Are Not Organized to Effectively and Efficiently Implement the Plan
GAO-01-1022T: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2001.
This testimony discusses how federal agencies conduct fire management under the National Fire Plan. Effective fire management requires coordination, consistency, and agreement among five federal land management agencies in two departments--the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior and...
Department of the Interior: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-759: Published: Jun 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of the Interior's fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance report plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act. Specifically, GAO discusses Interior's progress in achieving the following four outcomes: (1) maintaining the health of federally managed land, water, and renewable resources; (2) ensuring visitors' satisfactio...
South Florida Ecosystem Restoration:Substantial Progress Made in Developing a Strategic Plan, but Actions Still Needed
GAO-01-361: Published: Mar 27, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2001.
The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Initiative is a complex, long-term effort to restore the South Florida ecosystem--including the Everglades--that involves federal, state, local, and tribal entities, as well as public and private interests. In response to growing signs of the ecosystem's deterioration, federal agencies established the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force in 1993 to...
Fish and Wildlife Service: Challenges to Managing the Carlsbad, California, Field Office's Endangered Species Workload
GAO-01-203: Published: Jan 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2001.
The Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) Carlesbad office is developing a computerized project-tracking system for its consultation and habitat conservation planning (HCP) projects. This system, if properly implemented, should improve the office's record keeping and its ability to track the status of projects and help determine why they are in that status. The new system could also improve project ma...
Federal Lands: Agencies Need to Assess the Impact of Personal Watercraft and Snowmobile Use
RCED-00-243: Published: Sep 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of personal watercraft and snowmobile use on federal lands, focusing on: (1) the extent to which personal watercraft and snowmobiles are used in federal units that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the National Park Service (NPS), and the Forest Service; (2) the bases for agency decisio...
Federal Land Management: Federal Land Acquisitions in California Since January 1994
RCED-00-239: Published: Aug 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on land acquired by federal agencies from January 1994 through April 2000 in California for such purposes as restoring ecosystems and protecting wildlife habitat, focusing on: (1) lands acquired through the CALFED program since its inception in 1995 by federal agencies or by nonfederal entities using federal funds; and (2) lands acquire...
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2000-01 Early Season
OGC-00-64: Published: Sep 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2000.
Pursuant to legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) new rule on migratory bird hunting on tribal land. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would prescribe special early season migratory bird hunting regulations for certain tribes in federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands; and (2) FWS complied with applicable requirements in promulgati...
Fish and Wildlife Service: Early Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds in the Contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
OGC-00-63: Published: Sep 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) new rule on early seasons, bag, and possession limits for certain migratory game birds. GAO noted that: (1) the rule sets the hunting season, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for various listed birds and early waterfowl seasons for migratory game birds in the Contiguous United States, Alaska...
Fish and Wildlife Service: Weaknesses in the Management of the Endangered Species Program Workload at the Carlsbad, California Field Office
T-RCED-00-293: Published: Sep 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the Endangered Species Act by the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) field office in Carlsbad, California, focusing on: (1) how the Carlsbad office tracks its workload of consultations and habitat conservation plans (HCP); (2) to what extent the office is complying with FWS guidelines for completing formal consultations and HC...