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Environmental Protection: Information on Federal Agencies' Expenditures and Coordination Related to Harmful Algae
GAO-17-119: Published: Oct 14, 2016. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 2016.
Twelve federal agencies reported expending an estimated total of roughly $101 million from fiscal years 2013 through 2015 to fund various research, monitoring, and other activities related to harmful algae—overgrowths of algae that can create toxic “blooms” in marine or freshwater environments. The agencies provided a mix of actual and estimated expenditure data and used different methods fo...
Aquatic Invasive Species: Additional Steps Could Help Measure Federal Progress in Achieving Strategic Goals
GAO-16-49: Published: Nov 30, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2015.
The 13 federal member agencies of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (Task Force) estimated expending an average of about $260 million annually for fiscal years 2012 through 2014 to address aquatic invasive species. However, several member agencies identified in their questionnaire responses challenges in developing their estimates. For example, some member agencies reported that their activi...
Transportation Planning: State and Metropolitan Planning Agencies Report Using Varied Methods to Consider Ecosystem Conservation
GAO-04-536: Published: May 17, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2004.
The nation's roads, highways, and bridges are essential to mobility but can have negative effects on plants, animals, and the habitats that support them (collectively called ecosystems in this report). Federally funded transportation projects progress through three planning phases: long range (20 or more years), short range (3 to 5 years), and early project development, (collectively defined as pl...
Columbia River Basin: A Multilayered Collection of Directives and Plans Guides Federal Fish and Wildlife Activities
GAO-04-602: Published: Jun 4, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2004.
Numerous federal agencies conduct water, power, or resource management activities affecting the fish and wildlife of the Columbia River Basin, as well as the 13 tribes residing there. These agencies, such as the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville), Army Corps of Engineers, and Forest Service, and regulatory agencies, such as the National Marine Fisheries Service, are also responsible for...
Columbia River Basin Salmon and Steelhead: Federal Agencies' Recovery Responsibilities, Expenditures and Actions
GAO-02-612: Published: Jul 26, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 2002.
Before 1850, an estimated 16 million salmon and steelhead returned to the Columbia River Basin annually to spawn. Over the past 25 years, the number of salmon and steelhead returning to the Columbia River Basin has averaged only 660,000 per year although annual population levels have varied widely. Factors such as over-harvesting, construction and operation of dams, degradation of spawning habitat...
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...
Indian Issues: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's Additional Compensation Claim for the Oahe Dam
RCED-98-39: Published: Jan 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed a private consultant's economic analysis of compensation due to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe for the construction of the Oahe dam on tribal lands.GAO noted that: (1) the consultant's primary approach, which produced an estimate of $300.7 million in additional compensation, relies on questionable assumptions about the value of the tribe's losses i...
Land Management Agencies: Major Activities at Selected Units Are Not Common Across Agencies
RCED-97-141: Published: Jun 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the land management activities carried out by six agencies, focusing on: (1) those activities that are common across agencies; (2) the changes that have occurred related to the missions and activities carried out by these agencies; and (3) cost and revenue data for selected units at these agencies.GAO noted that: (1) GAO identified 31 different act...
Park Service: Managing for Results Could Strengthen Accountability
RCED-97-125: Published: Apr 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the process used by the National Park Service to develop budgets and establish operating priorities; (2) the limitations, if any, of the agency's priority-setting processes at a sample of parks; (3) what, if any, implications the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) has for the Park Service; (4) information on trends in cutbacks of vi...
Cost Estimate for the Currituck Outer Banks National Wildlife Refuge Needs Revision
CED-81-48: Published: Apr 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1981.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed establishing a national wildlife refuge in the Currituck Outer Banks off the North Carolina coast. The Service has estimated that the cost of acquiring the 16,000 acres of land and wetlands for the refuge will be about $94 million over a 5-year acquisition period. GAO was asked to determine whether the Service followed its regulations and policies in...