Federal property management (31 - 40 of 89 items)
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...
Recreation Fees: Demonstration Fee Program Successful in Raising Revenues but Could Be Improved
RCED-99-7: Published: Nov 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the recreational fee demonstration program by the National Park Service (NPS), the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), focusing on the: (1) implementation of the program and the fee revenues generated; (2) program's expenditures; (3) extent to which the agencies have us...
National Park Service: Concession Reform Issues
T-RCED-98-122: Published: Mar 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1998.
GAO discussed the need for concessions reform in the National Park Service as well as in other land management agencies, focusing on a comparison of the Park Service's concessions programs with those of other federal agencies.GAO noted that: (1) concession activities on federal lands is a large industry that generates billions of dollars; (2) GAO's most recent work showed that over 11,000 concessi...
Federal Land Management: Authorized Uses in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
RCED-97-117R: Published: Apr 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of mineral leases, grazing permits, and other use authorizations for Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-managed land within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.GAO noted that: (1) there were 111 oil, gas, and coal leases, 70 mining claims, 74 grazing allotments, 80 rights-of-way, and a variety of other land-use au...
Federal Land Management: Streamlining and Reorganization Issues
T-RCED-96-209: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed ways to improve the management of federal lands. GAO noted that: (1) the responsibilities of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Forest Service have become increasingly similar; (2) federal land management has become increasingly complex due to the differences among laws and regulations; (3) federal land management agencies could be mo...
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...
National Park Service: Better Management and Broader Restructuring Efforts Are Needed
T-RCED-95-101: Published: Feb 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1995.
GAO discussed the National Park Service's (NPS) efforts to restructure its organization and improve its financial and program data, internal controls, and performance measures. GAO noted that: (1) NPS does not have adequate financial and program data to measure the extent of the problems associated with resource preservation, measure the effectiveness of its preservation efforts, or cost-effective...
Forestry Functions: Unresolved Issues Affect Forest Service and BLM Organizations in Western Oregon
RCED-94-124: Published: May 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the possibility of consolidating the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and the Forest Service's forestry functions, focusing on: (1) BLM and the Forest Service's prior and ongoing reorganization efforts; and (2) the potential legal constraints affecting consolidation.GAO found that: (1) declining timber sales and tightening budgetary constraints ha...
Forest Service Management: Issues To Be Considered in Developing a New Stewardship Strategy
T-RCED-94-116: Published: Feb 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1994.
GAO discussed issues that need to be considered in developing a strategy to reform the Forest Service, focusing on the need to: (1) stem the deterioration of the nation's natural resources and the related infrastructure on federal lands; (2) obtain a better return for the sale or use of natural resources on federal lands; (3) refocus certain agency missions, programs, and activities to increase ef...
Federal Lands: Public Land Access
T-RCED-94-72: Published: Nov 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1993.
GAO discussed the lack of public access to federal land, focusing on the Forest Service's and the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) efforts to resolve access problems. GAO noted that: (1) about 14 percent of the land managed by the Forest Service and BLM lacks adequate public access; (2) private landowners' major reasons for not granting the public access to cross their land concern vandalism, pot...