Federal property management (61 - 70 of 89 items)
Federal Land Management: The Extent of Oil and Gas Activities on BLM and Forest Service Lands
RCED-90-123FS: Published: Apr 11, 1990. Publicly Released: May 15, 1990.
GAO reviewed the extent of oil and gas leasing and development on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service lands.GAO found that: (1) although some portion of most BLM and Forest Service lands have been leased, less than half of the leases have been drilled; (2) out of 141 BLM resource areas, 126 areas leased all or a portion of their lands, and 69 had producing or exploratory wells drill...
Management of the Public Lands by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service
T-RCED-90-24: Published: Feb 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1990.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and Forest Service's management of public lands. GAO found that: (1) Congress required BLM to manage federal lands using multiple-use and sustained-yield principles to ensure perpetual maintenance of the land's productive capacity and balanced land management to benefit all uses; (2) BLM historical deference to special interests led to management...
Federal Land Management: Use of Nonfederal Funds and Services for Projects on Public Lands
RCED-88-132: Published: May 17, 1988. Publicly Released: May 31, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) use and management of nonfederal funds and services it receives for user projects on lands it manages.GAO found that BLM: (1) in fiscal year 1987, spent about $6.5 million it received from nonfederal entities for disposal of logging permittees' discarded materials, land-use application pro...
Federal Land Acquisition: Land Exchange Process Working But Can Be Improved
RCED-87-9: Published: Feb 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the programs that the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Forest Service and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) use to plan, negotiate, and implement land exchanges.GAO found that the land exchange process is working well, since both BLM and the Forest Service: (1) have established and followed procedures governing l...
Land Management: Forest Planning Costs at the Boise and Clearwater National Forests in Idaho
RCED-87-28FS: Published: Oct 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on forest planning costs for fiscal years (FY) 1981 through 1985 for the Boise and Clearwater National Forests in Idaho, and allocated the costs to the pertinent federal laws and regulations governing the planning process.The Forest Service accounting system does not show the actual total cost of preparing land management plans becau...
Parks and Recreation: Concerns Raised About National Park Service Actions at Delaware Water Gap
RCED-87-24BR: Published: Oct 28, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed National Park Service (NPS) actions at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area concerning the: (1) award of a lease for an historic inn; (2) closing of a private campground; and (3) recent increase in an individual's house rent.GAO found that: (1) NPS followed the Department of the Interior's regulations, policies, and guidelines in soli...
Mineral Resources: Forest Service Has a Limited but Influential Role
RCED-86-157: Published: Aug 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Forest Service's role in the management of federal minerals; and (2) determined if an effective management relationship exists between the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).GAO found that: (1) the Forest Service's role in federal minerals management is to protect surface resources while mineral exploration and devel...
Federal Land Management: Permits for Film-Making and Wind Studies in Southern California
RCED-86-135BR: Published: Apr 4, 1986. Publicly Released: May 23, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) issuance of temporary use permits during fiscal years (FY) 1982 through 1985 for wind anemometers and movie and television filming at four BLM resource area offices in California.GAO found that: (1) during FY 1982 through 1985, BLM issued temporary land use permits for 7 wind anemometer studie...
New Rules for Protecting Land in the National Park System--Consistent Compliance Needed
RCED-86-16: Published: Oct 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1985.
GAO reviewed the National Park Service's (NPS) compliance with a new Department of the Interior policy that requires the development of land protection plans to determine the need for acquired land so that the limited funds available are spent in the most cost-effective manner.GAO noted that, in recent years, NPS has been acquiring fewer acres of land at increasing prices while appropriations for...
The Bureau of Land Management's Efforts To Identify Land for Disposal
RCED-85-44: Published: Apr 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) process for identifying unused/underused and unneeded land.GAO found that, although BLM had a reported 2.7 million acres of public land potentially available for sale in 1982, the process BLM used to identify the land generally did not meet the comprehensive planning requirements of federal land management l...