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Severe Wildland Fires: Leadership and Accountability Needed to Reduce Risks to Communities and Resources
GAO-02-259: Published: Jan 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2002.
Dangerous accumulations of brush, small trees, and other vegetation on federal lands, particularly in the western United States, have helped fuel devastating wildfires in recent years. Although a single focal point is critical for directing firefighting efforts by federal, state, and local governments, GAO found a lack of clearly defined leadership at the federal level. Authority and responsibilit...
Recreational Fee Demonstration Program Survey
GAO-02-88SP: Published: Nov 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2001.
The Recreational Fee Demonstration Program authorizes four land management agencies-- the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Forest Service--to establish, charge, collect, and use fees at a number of sites. The program's goals are to (1) enhance visitor services, (2) address a backlog of needs for repair and maintenance, and (3)...
Federal Lands: Agencies Need to Assess the Impact of Personal Watercraft and Snowmobile Use
RCED-00-243: Published: Sep 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of personal watercraft and snowmobile use on federal lands, focusing on: (1) the extent to which personal watercraft and snowmobiles are used in federal units that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the National Park Service (NPS), and the Forest Service; (2) the bases for agency decisio...
Recreation Fees: Demonstration Has Increased Revenues, but Impact on Park Service Backlog Is Uncertain
T-RCED-99-101: Published: Mar 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the National Park Service's Recreational Fee Demonstration Program, focusing on the: (1) rate at which the Park Service spends revenue collected under the program in comparison with the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service; and (2) impact of the fee program on the Park Service's maintenance needs.GAO not...
Recreation Fees: Demonstration Program Successful in Raising Revenues but Could Be Improved
T-RCED-99-77: Published: Feb 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the recreational fee demonstration program, focusing on: (1) ensuring that future revenues can be applied to the agencies' highest priority unmet needs; (2) coordinating fees between agencies at demonstration sites that are close to each other; (3) being more innovative in setting fees; and (4) assessing the effect of fees on specific segments of...
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...
Land Management Agencies: Information on Selected Administrative Policies and Practices
RCED-97-40: Published: Feb 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the National Park Service's, Fish and Wildlife Service's, Bureau of Land Management's, and Forest Service's administrative functions, focusing on the: (1) reasons for and the costs of field-unit managers' geographic relocations; (2) authorization for and the quantity and condition of employees' rental housin...
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...
Survey of Certain Aspects of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Program to the States
103093: Aug 4, 1977
Lands acquired and/or developed with Land and Water Conservation Fund assistance are not being consistently inspected by the states or the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation to ensure that the properties are properly selected and developed and adequately maintained in accordance with the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act. Although the adverse effects of not making required inspections were relatively...