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Alaska Native Villages: Most Are Affected by Flooding and Erosion, but Few Qualify for Federal Assistance
GAO-04-142: Published: Dec 12, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2003.
Approximately 6,600 miles of Alaska's coastline and many of the low-lying areas along the state's rivers are subject to severe flooding and erosion. Most of Alaska's Native villages are located on the coast or on riverbanks. In addition to the many federal and Alaska state agencies that respond to flooding and erosion, Congress established the Denali Commission in 1998 to, among other things, prov...
National Park Service: Recreational Fee Demonstration Program Spending Priorities
RCED-00-37R: Published: Nov 18, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the National Park Service is using its recreational demonstration program fees to address its highest-priority needs, focusing on: (1) how park spending priorities are identified; (2) whether the spending of program funds is consistent with park priorities; and (3) if the spending of program funds is inconsistent with parks'...
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...
Forest Service: Alaska Region's Operating Costs for Fiscal Years 1993 Through 1998
T-RCED-98-227: Published: Jul 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the National Forest Service's Alaska Region's allocation of funds for its operating costs for fiscal year (FY) 1993 through FY 1998; (2) the nature, purpose, and allocation of centralized field costs and the steps the Alaska Region is taking to comply with the congressional limitation on the expenditures for the regional office and centralize...
National Park Service: Maintenance Backlog Issues
T-RCED-98-61: Published: Feb 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the Park Service's estimate of the maintenance backlog and its composition; (2) how the agency determined the maintenance backlog estimate and whether it is reliable; and (3) how the agency manages the backlog.GAO noted that: (1) the Park Service's estimate of its maintenance backlog does not accurately reflect the scope of the maintenance ne...
National Park Service: Employee Housing Issues
T-RCED-98-35: Published: Oct 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1997.
GAO discussed its past work on National Park Service (NPS) employee housing issues.GAO noted that: (1) NPS has not clearly justified the need for all of its employee housing units; (2) the agency requires parks to perform needs assessments to justify its housing; (3) however, these assessments may not be in-depth, objective, nor performed consistently from park to park; (4) in response to the Omni...
Federal Land Management: Estimates of Timber Value and Economic Effects of Harvesting the Headwaters Forest
RCED-97-241R: Published: Sep 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the value of timber resources in the Headwaters Forest area in northwestern California and the effects of harvesting the forest on jobs, payrolls, and taxes if harvesting were to occur. GAO noted that on September 28, 1996, the federal government, the state of California, and Pacific Lumber Company (the owner) signed an agreement for...
Large Grazing Permits
RCED-93-190RS: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided permit holders' addresses and phone numbers missing from its listing of the top 500 Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service grazing permits. GAO noted that it could not provide the unlisted phone number of one permit holder and the other permit had been cancelled, sold, or transferred...
Forest Service: Little Assurance That Fair Market Value Fees Are Collected From Ski Areas
RCED-93-107: Published: Apr 16, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) whether the Forest Service's graduated rate fee system (GRFS) generates fair-market value fees for ski resorts operating on its land; (2) whether a ski industry-developed fee system would collect fair-market value fees; and (3) how the ski industry's fee system compares with GRFS.GAO found that: (1) GRFS does not ensure that the Service receiv...