Federal property management (41 - 50 of 89 items)
Federal Land Management: Status and Uses of Wilderness Study Areas
RCED-93-151: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the wilderness study areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service, focusing on: (1) legislative guidance and agency policies governing wilderness study area management; (2) the various activities and uses of the study areas; (3) the ways these activities and uses affect the areas; and (4) agency actions...
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...
Location Dates for Mining Claims
RCED-92-199R: Published: Jun 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on whether claims for lands discussed in its report on the mining law's patent provision, were located before the land escalated in value and the dates the claims were located. GAO noted that: (1) the claims for the 20 patent and 12 patent application sites were located from 1893 to 1986; (2) it identified the dates, but did not independently veri...
Rangeland Management: Results of Recent Work Addressing the Performance of Land Management Agencies
T-RCED-92-60: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 12, 1992.
GAO discussed its work on public rangeland management, focusing on: (1) its response to a consultant's critique of three GAO reports issued between 1988 and 1990 on rangeland management; and (2) other reports it has issued regarding rangeland monitoring and livestock grazing activity. GAO noted that: (1) the consultant made numerous criticisms about GAO reports regarding grazing allotments, ripari...
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,...
Federal Lands: Reasons for and Effects of Inadequate Public Access
RCED-92-116BR: Published: Apr 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of public access to land managed by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), focusing on: (1) the extent of, effects of, and reasons for inadequate public access; and (2) methods of resolving access problems.GAO sent a questionnaire to BLM and Forest Service units and found that: (1) about 50.4 million acres, or abou...
Land Exchange: Phoenix and Collier Reach Agreement on Indian School Property
GGD-92-42: Published: Feb 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO analyzed actions taken by the Department of the Interior, Phoenix, Arizona, and a firm since the June 25, 1991 submission of a development plan for the Phoenix Indian School property in Arizona.GAO found that: (1) an exchange agreement between Interior and the firm provided that the firm would exchange four tracts of environmentally sensitive land it owne...
Federal Lands: Status of Land Transactions Under Four Federal Acts
RCED-92-70BR: Published: Dec 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of certain federal land transactions authorized under five federal acts, focusing on: (1) actions taken to complete the land transactions; and (2) the use and development of the lands transferred out of federal ownership.GAO found that: (1) the land transactions authorized under the El Mapais National Monument and National Conservation A...
Rangeland Management: BLM's Hot Desert Grazing Program Merits Reconsideration
RCED-92-12: Published: Nov 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) management of the federal livestock grazing program in the Southwest desert areas, known as hot deserts, focusing on the program's environmental and budgetary costs and benefits.GAO found that: (1) current livestock grazing activity on BLM allotments in hot desert areas imposes the risk of long-term environment...
Land Management Systems: Extensive Cost Increases and Delays in BLM's Major Data Base Project
IMTEC-91-55: Published: Aug 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) progress in achieving the Geographic Coordinate Database (GCDB) project's goals to create a database for the Automated Land and Mineral Record System (ALMRS), which includes the coordinates of legal boundaries, lease sites, and other tracts, and the survey characteristics of public lands.GAO found that: (1) BLM...