Federal property management (71 - 80 of 89 items)
The Bureau of Reclamation Could Identify More Unneeded Land
RCED-85-25: Published: Apr 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1985.
GAO reported on the Bureau of Reclamation's process for identifying unused, underused, and unneeded land.GAO identified about 1.8 million acres of unneeded land for project purposes. This occurred primarily because the Bureau's annual property reviews did not include detailed reviews of specific parcels of land, and it had not completed reviewing the need for all public domain land under its juris...
Land Use Bibliography
RCED-84-153: Published: May 1, 1984. Publicly Released: May 1, 1984.
This bibliography includes information on GAO documents directly and indirectly related to land use planning, management, and control which were released between January 1979 and December 1983...
Interior's Minerals Management Programs Need Consolidation To Improve Accountability and Control
EMD-82-104: Published: Jul 27, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1982.
GAO undertook an overall review of the Department of the Interior's organizational structure for Federal energy and mineral resources management to determine whether: (1) the programs are organized to facilitate the accountability of the program managers who affect revenues; and (2) costs, receipts, and budget requirements are reported completely, accurately, and in a format conducive to public an...
DOD Can Increase Revenues Through Better Use of Natural Resources It Holds in Trust
PLRD-82-9: Published: Nov 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1981.
Almost 25 million acres of land throughout the United States and its possessions have been set aside for the use of the Department of Defense (DOD). These lands, of which about two-thirds are undeveloped, contain vast natural resources helpful to the nation's economy and quality of life. To ensure optimal use of its lands and their natural resources, DOD requires all military bases to manage lands...
Public Land Acquisition and Alternatives Regarding Adjacent Lands and Intermingled Ownership Problems
115777: Jul 9, 1981
Problems with intermingled land ownership result if a private landowner in a national area attempts to use his land to conduct certain activities which are incompatible with Federal agency land management objectives. GAO believes that the existing problems result from Federal agency land acquisition practices, rather than from private landowners' activities which are incompatible with Federal mana...
Problems in Collecting and Setting Aside Adequate Knutson-Vandenburg Funds To Do Planned Work
113155: Aug 13, 1980
GAO undertook a review of the problems in collecting and setting aside adequate funds authorized by the Knutson-Vandenburg (K-V) Act. In a previous report, GAO found that the Forest Service was having difficulty in collecting and setting aside enough money under the K-V act to finance reforestation and timber stand improvement work needed in harvest areas. GAO limited its review to an analysis of...
Federal Leasing Policy
112916: Jul 24, 1980
Comments were presented on the proposed expansion of the competitive onshore oil and gas leasing system and the impacts which access to Federal lands and delays in the permitting process have on the onshore leasing system. Over the years, the Federal leasing system for onshore oil and gas has been criticized. The controversy has generally centered around the merits of a competitive leasing system...
Federal Land Acquisitions by Condemnation--Opportunities To Reduce Delays and Costs
CED-80-54: Published: May 14, 1980. Publicly Released: May 14, 1980.
The Federal Government has a backlog of over 20,000 court cases in which it seeks to acquire by condemnation private land for public use. At the close of fiscal year 1978, the land in question was appraised at $481 million. However, actual acquisition costs will be much higher because of administrative costs, awards or settlements in excess of government appraisals, and long delays in court. The l...
Federal Drive To Acquire Private Lands Should Be Reassessed
CED-80-14: Published: Dec 14, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1980.
A request was made for an examination of the policies and practices of the three Federal agencies with major land management and acquisition programs: the Forest Service under the Department of Agriculture, and the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service under the Department of the Interior.The three agencies generally followed the practice of acquiring as much land as possible wit...
The Fish and Wildlife Service's Management of the Sachuest Point and Ninigret National Wildlife Refuges in Rhode Island
CED-80-26: Published: Nov 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1979.
A Congressman questioned whether the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had the resources to manage two wildlife refuges in Rhode Island properly.At one site, the Service has implemented a management and development plan which would protect the habitat for wildlife while providing passive public recreation. Actions taken to enhance the area as a wildlife habitat included: (1) renovation of an existing...