Land management (41 - 50 of 56 items)
Photographs of Rangeland Deterioration
CED-8-241: Published: Mar 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
This document discusses Congressional concerns regarding a GAO report entitled "Public Rangelands Continue to Deteriorate" (CED-77-88, July 5, 1977) and the general direction of Federal land management in the western states, particularly as related to the 1976 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Organic Act...
Compliance With the Department of the Interior's Cost Recovery Program Could Generate Substantial Additional Revenues
RCED-83-94: Published: Sep 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's recently expanded cost recovery program as it relates to oil and gas activities on Alaska's federal onshore lands.GAO found that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Minerals Management Service (MMS), and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) are not fully complying with Interior's requirement to identify and, where appropriate, seek recovery of cost...
Federal Policies and Procedures for Land Acquisition at Water Resources Projects
089498: Dec 4, 1972
No summary is currently available...
Problems With the Forest Service's Graduated Rate Fee System
119306: Aug 18, 1982
GAO completed a limited review of the graduated rate fee system (GRFS) used by the Forest Service to compute the fees charged to permittees for using Service-owned land. The Service estimated that approximately 80 percent of the total fees for fiscal year 1981 were paid by ski area permittees. GAO focused primarily on how these fees were established under the GRFS.Because the GRFS uses current inf...
National Park Service Should Negotiate With States To Achieve Concurrent Jurisdiction
117499: Feb 5, 1982
The General Authorities Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to negotiate with States for concurrent jurisdiction in the National Park System. Interior, while commenting on proposed amendments to the General Authorities Act in April 1976, stated that it would be beneficial to relinquish to the States the Federal legislative jurisdiction relative to some areas of the National Park System. I...
Corps of Engineers' Acquisition of Fish Hatchery Proves Costly
CED-81-109: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Corps of Engineers' purchase of the Crystal Springs Ranch fish hatchery in connection with the loss of steelhead trout due to dam construction on the lower Snake River. GAO reviewed the appraised value of the hatchery and whether the Corps should have considered contracting with private hatcheries to raise some of the fish.GAO believes that the method used by the Corps to determin...
Cost Estimate for the Currituck Outer Banks National Wildlife Refuge Needs Revision
CED-81-48: Published: Apr 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1981.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed establishing a national wildlife refuge in the Currituck Outer Banks off the North Carolina coast. The Service has estimated that the cost of acquiring the 16,000 acres of land and wetlands for the refuge will be about $94 million over a 5-year acquisition period. GAO was asked to determine whether the Service followed its regulations and policies in...
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the MX Missile System
114587: Mar 12, 1981
The Air Force prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the MX Missile System to aid in making the major decisions related to selecting the MX deployment area or areas and the approximate locations of the operating bases. GAO offered its observations concerning the draft EIS in the context that a draft EIS is issued to gain information to be considered in preparing the final EIS. S...
Lands in the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Should Be Returned to Private Ownership
CED-81-10: Published: Jan 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1981.
GAO was requested to examine the land acquisition and management practices of the National Park Service (NPS) at Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. Through the law which established this area, it was congressional intent that land acquisition costs be minimal, that a private community in the recreation area continue to exist, that commercial development not be eliminated, and that additional co...
Allegations That Congressman Seiberling Received Preferential Treatment Regarding Land Transactions in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area
CED-80-135: Published: Aug 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1980.
Allegations were made that Congressman Seiberling received preferential treatment from the National Park Service (NPS) regarding land he owned and previously owned in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area (CVNRA). Specifically, it was alleged that he was allowed to keep his home in the recreation area subject to certain restrictions (a scenic easement) while others were required to sell the...