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Livestock Grazing: Federal Expenditures and Receipts Vary, Depending on the Agency and the Purpose of the Fee Charged
GAO-05-869: Published: Sep 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2005.
Ranchers pay a fee to graze their livestock on federal land. Grazing occurs primarily on federal land located in the western states managed by 10 federal agencies. Generally, the fee is based on animal unit months (AUM)--the amount of forage that a cow and her calf can eat in 1 month. For most federal land, the fee per AUM is established by a formula. Advocates argue that grazing uses federal land...
Freshwater Programs: Federal Agencies' Funding in the United States and Abroad
GAO-05-253: Published: Mar 11, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2005.
As the world's population tripled during the past century, demand for the finite amount of freshwater resources increased six-fold, straining these resources for many countries, including the United States. The United Nations estimates that, worldwide, more than 1 billion people live without access to clean drinking water and over 2.4 billion people lack the basic sanitation needed for human healt...
Invasive Species: Federal and Selected State Funding to Address Harmful, Nonnative Species
RCED-00-219: Published: Aug 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal and selected state funding of invasive species activities, focusing on: (1) federal and selected state funding in fiscal years (FY) 1999 and 2000 and the departments' views on the effectiveness of coordination efforts with other entities; (2) funding by selected states for invasive species activities in fiscal years 1999 and...
Concessions Contracting: Governmentwide Rates of Return
GGD-96-86: Published: Apr 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on government concession contracting in 1994, focusing on: (1) the extent of government concession operations; (2) the amount of and factors that affect federal concession returns; (3) how federal concession return rates compare with other governments' return rates; and (4) whether agencies' non-commission income gathering operations co...