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National Park Service: Activities Within Park Borders Have Caused Damage to Resources
RCED-96-202: Published: Aug 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed internal threats to the national parks' resources, focusing on the: (1) National Park Service's (NPS) information on the number and types of internal threats; (2) damage these threats have caused; (3) change in the severity of these threats over the past decade; and (4) NPS actions to mitigate these threats.GAO found that: (1) because NPS does not...
Natural Resources: Five-Year Bibliography 1991-1995
RCED-96-165W: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
GAO published a list and abstracts of its natural resources-related reports and testimony issued from January 1991 through December 1995, regarding such issues as: (1) land and natural resources management; (2) the National Park System; (3) national forests; (4) concessioners; (5) recreation activities; (6) financial management; (7) endangered species and wildlife conservation; (8) wetlands conser...
Federal Lands: Concession Reform is Needed
T-RCED/GGD-96-223: Published: Jul 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1996.
GAO discussed its work on concessions issues, concession reform, and the National Park Service's (NPS) use of concessioner special accounts. GAO noted that: (1) in 1994, there were 11,000 concession agreements throughout the federal government; (2) the agreements generated over $2.2 billion in revenue for concessioners; (3) while concessioners in land management agencies paid the government an ave...
Comments on H.R. 2107
RCED-96-189R: Published: Jun 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed proposed legislation that would improve the quality of visitors' services at National Park Service (NPS) and Forest Service recreational sites. GAO noted that: (1) the number of visitors to national recreational sites has increased dramatically, but NPS and the Forest Service have been unable to keep up with maintenance, operational, and resource m...
Federal Land Management: Streamlining and Reorganization Issues
T-RCED-96-209: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed ways to improve the management of federal lands. GAO noted that: (1) the responsibilities of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Forest Service have become increasingly similar; (2) federal land management has become increasingly complex due to the differences among laws and regulations; (3) federal land management agencies could be mo...
National Park Service: Information on Special Account Funds at Selected Park Units
RCED-96-90: Published: May 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the National Park Service's (NPS) special account funds, focusing on: (1) the sources and amounts of these funds; and (2) whether the expenditures of these funds are consistent with intended purposes.GAO found that: (1) the value of the eight NPS accounts reviewed totalled $45 million; (2) five of these accounts recovered the costs associated with...
Federal Lands: Views on H.R. 2941--A Bill to Improve Housing for Employees of Land Management Agencies
T-RCED-96-110: Published: Mar 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1996.
GAO discussed employee housing at federal land management agencies and proposed legislation that would improve the housing situation for these agencies' employees, focusing on the National Park Service (NPS). GAO noted that: (1) about 11 percent of NPS employee housing either needs major repairs or is obsolete; (2) NPS has not adequately justified about 12 percent of its employee housing inventory...
Land Ownership: Information on the Acreage, Management, and Use of Federal and Other Lands
RCED-96-40: Published: Mar 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's ownership, management, use, and regulation of lands in the United States, focusing on: (1) changes in the ownership of lands managed by the four major land management agencies from June 1964 through September 1994; (2) changes in the number of acres managed for conservation; (3) nonfederal acreage that is subject to federal...
Federal Lands: Information on the Acreage, Management, and Use of Federal and Other Lands
T-RCED-96-104: Published: Mar 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1996.
GAO provided information on the acreage, management, and use of federal and nonfederal lands by the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service. GAO found that: (1) the four federal agencies managed close to 623 million acres in September 1994, which is 78 million acres less than in...
Federal Lands: Information on Land Owned and Acquired
T-RCED-96-73: Published: Feb 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1996.
GAO discussed historical changes in the federal government's land ownership over the last 30 years. GAO noted that: (1) as of the end of fiscal year 1994, the 4 major land management agencies controlled a total of 623 million acres; (2) the 78 million-acre decrease in federally managed lands between 1964 and 1994 was mainly due to transfers of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land to Alaska and Nat...