Land management (11 - 20 of 56 items)
Wetlands Protection: The Scope of the Section 404 Program Remains Uncertain
RCED-93-26: Published: Apr 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Section 404 Program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the Corps has implemented GAO recommendations concerning the program; (2) legislative and other developments that have affected the 404 program; and (3) whether budgetary constraints have affected program administration.GAO found that: (1) the Corps and the...
Indian Issues: GAO's Analysis of Land Ownership at 12 Reservations
T-RCED-92-75: Published: Jul 2, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1992.
GAO discussed land ownership at 12 Indian reservations administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). GAO noted that: (1) the 12 reservations were divided into a total of 82,978 tracts that were generally 40 acres or larger; (2) tribes were the sole owners of about 35 percent of the tracts, sole Indian individuals owned about 21 percent of the tracts, and the remaining tracts had multiple own...
Rangeland Management: Profile of the Bureau of Land Management's Grazing Allotments and Permits
RCED-92-213FS: Published: Jun 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented information on livestock grazing on public rangeland managed by the Bureau of Land Management, focusing on: (1) the number, average acreage, and average stocking rate of BLM allotments; and (2) the total and average number of animal unit months covered by grazing permits.GAO found that, as of September 1991: (1) BLM administered 22,058 allotments...
National Park Service: Policies and Practices for Determining Concessioners' Building Use Fees
T-RCED-92-66: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
GAO discussed the fees that National Park Service (NPS) concessioners pay for using federally owned facilities. GAO noted that: (1) NPS does not maintain data on concession agreements that include the use of federally owned facilities; (2) in 1990, there were about 150 agreements involving concessioners' use of about 1,400 federally owned facilities; (3) those concessioners' gross revenues ranged...
Contacts and Documents Reviewed
RCED-92-193R: Published: May 4, 1992. Publicly Released: May 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on information it used to respond to a Nevada consulting firm's report which criticized three GAO reports. GAO noted that its efforts to identify specific documents reviewed and individuals contacted were complicated by the length of time since the reports were issued. GAO presented: (1) a complete list of the reports, studies, judicial opinions,...
Rangeland Management: Interior's Monitoring Has Fallen Short of Agency Requirements
RCED-92-51: Published: Feb 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) performance in: (1) monitoring the impact of grazing on range conditions; and (2) taking action to change grazing conditions when needed.GAO found that: (1) BLM has only collected monitoring data for half of the 14,000 allotments that it should have completed within the last 5 years; (2) although BLM focused it...
Indian Programs: Profile of Land Ownership at 12 Reservations
RCED-92-96BR: Published: Feb 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) ownership of Indian land administered by the Department of the Interior; (2) Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) work load in maintaining ownership records; and (3) Indian Land Consolidation Act's effect on the degree of fractionated ownership.GAO held that: (1) tribes or individuals own in entirety over half of the 83,000 land...
Rangeland Management: Comparison of Rangeland Condition Reports
RCED-91-191: Published: Jul 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on its 1988 report on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and Forest Service's rangeland management programs, comparing the conclusions and analyzing the findings of two studies conducted by BLM and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on the condition of the public rangeland under BLM jurisdiction.GAO found that: (1) although NRDC and...
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,...
Tongass National Forest: Contractual Modification Requirements of the Tongass Timber Reform Act
RCED-91-133: Published: Mar 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's compliance with the Tongass Timber Reform Act, focusing on the implementation of modifications to two long-term timber sale contracts to eliminate the contractors' competitive advantage over independent short-term contractors.GAO found that: (1) the Forest Service made extensive revisions to the two long-term timbe...