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National Park Service: Revenues Could Increase by Charging Allowed Fees for Some Special Uses Permits
GAO-05-410: Published: May 6, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2005.
The National Park Service routinely issues permits for special park uses, such as special events or commercial filming and still photography. However, the National Football League's use of the National Mall to launch its 2003 season raised questions about whether permitting such events was consistent with existing policies and law and whether all applicable fees for permitting special park uses we...
Wildlife Management: Negotiations on a Long-Term Plan for Managing Yellowstone Bison Still Ongoing
RCED-00-7: Published: Nov 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the governmental and nongovernmental plans for managing the Yellowstone National Park bison herd, focusing on the: (1) key elements of the five nongovernmental plans and the government's preferred alternative; (2) strengths and weaknesses of the economic analyses used to support each of these six plans; and (3) status of efforts to issue the enviro...
Improved Federal Efforts Needed To Change Juvenile Detention Practices
GGD-83-23: Published: Mar 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1983.
GAO examined the efforts that states, localities, and federal agencies are making to change their juvenile detention policies and practices and identified opportunities for further improvement.GAO found that juvenile detention practices have improved since passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, but problems still exist. Although the number of juveniles admitted to...
Review of the Cost of the Redwood National Park Expansion
CED-79-34: Published: Jan 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1979.
Redwood National Park, in northern California, was established in two legislative increments. Since March 1978, the National Park Service and the Department of Justice have been involved in a complicated process to determine the cost of the acquisition. A review was made, from August through December 1978, to examine: the status of the 1978 legislative taking, including steps involved in settlin...
Reserved Water Rights for Federal and Indian Reservations: A Growing Controversy in Need of Resolution
CED-78-176: Published: Nov 16, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1978.
Although the United States as a whole has an abundant water supply, the geographical distribution and availability of its water resources often does not match needs and demands. Federal and Indian reservations encompass substantial land in the western United States, and federal reservations are a substantial source of water resources in the Western States. Except for some litigated cases, however,...
Information on the Acquisition of Lands for Redwood National Park
CED-77-122: Published: Aug 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1977.
The Redwood National Park Act established a Redwood National Park in California and authorized $92 million for land acquisition, providing for just compensation for lands taken in the form of cash or by exchange of federally owned property. Responsibility for carrying out negotiations and settlements with the four large timber companies was delegated to the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.The total c...