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Ecosystem Management: Additional Actions Needed to Adequately Test a Promising Approach
RCED-94-111: Published: Aug 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal efforts to implement an ecosystem management approach, focusing on the: (1) additional actions that are needed to implement the approach; and (2) barriers to governmentwide implementation.GAO found that: (1) all four of the federal land management agencies plan to develop and implement ecosystem approaches to managing their lands and natura...
Federal Lands: Improvements Needed in Managing Concessioners
RCED-91-163: Published: Jun 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) laws and policies governing recreation concession operations on federal lands; (2) total number and types of concession agreements; (3) total return to the government from concession operations; and (4) federal recreation resources management practices of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...
Federal Fire Management: Limited Progress in Restarting the Prescribed Fire Program
RCED-91-42: Published: Dec 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the federal government's fire management program for wilderness areas, focusing on: (1) the benefits of allowing some fires to burn in controlled situations; (2) progress and constraints in implementing a revamped prescribed fire program; and (3) the need to monitor the program's implementation.GAO found that: (1) a joint Department of the Interio...
Illegal and Unauthorized Activities on Public Lands--A Problem With Serious Implications
CED-82-48: Published: Mar 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1982.
GAO reviewed the federal role in providing outdoor recreation in California and Oregon.GAO noted that field officials at selected locations of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service are not always effectively enforcing laws relating to illegal and unauthorized activities on public lands. Although the magnitude and seriousness of crimes such as burglary and larceny, marihuana cu...
Impact of Gasoline Constraints Should Be Considered in Managing Federal Recreation Facilities
CED-81-111: Published: Jun 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1981.
During 1979 and 1980, when gasoline was in short supply and prices rose, the public's use of outdoor recreation facilities was significantly affected. People tended to use facilities closer to home. Recreation officials observed: longer stays at campgrounds; less vehicular movement within and between recreation areas; increased use of tents; and use of smaller cars, trucks, and recreational vehicl...