Forest management (61 - 70 of 112 items)
Forest Service: Review of the Alaska Region's Operating Costs
RCED-98-106R: Published: Mar 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the costs to operate the Forest Service's Alaska Region, focusing on: (1) the region's allocation of funds for its operating costs for fiscal years (FY) 1993 through 1997 and estimated allocations for FY 1998; (2) the nature, purpose, and allocation of centralized field costs and examples of which costs caused the centralized field c...
Forest Service: Barriers to Generating Revenue or Reducing Costs
RCED-98-58: Published: Feb 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the efforts by nonfederal land managers to generate revenue or become financially self-sufficient from the sale or use of natural resources on their lands; and (2) legal and other barriers that may preclude the Forest Service from implementing similar efforts on its lands.GAO noted that: (1) the nonfederal land managers whose efforts GAO revie...
Federal Lands: Information About Land Management Agencies' Wildfire Preparedness Activities
RCED-98-48R: Published: Dec 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) amount of money the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Fish and Wildlife Service expended on federal wildfire preparedness activities during fiscal years 1992 through 1996; (2) amount that these agencies expended for state and local wildfire prepare...
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...
Land Ownership: Similarities and Differences in the Management of Selected State and Federal Land Units
RCED-97-158: Published: Jun 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared state and federal land management, focusing on: (1) the purposes and uses for which state-owned lands are managed; and (2) state and federal land management activities, operating costs, and revenues.GAO noted that: (1) the majority of state-owned lands in New Mexico and Utah are trust lands, which are managed to generate revenue and are generally n...
Congressional Review Act: Application to the Tongass National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
T-OGC-97-54: Published: Jul 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1997.
GAO discussed the its views on whether the Tongass National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan is a "rule" under the provisions of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA).GAO noted that: (1) on June 18, 1997, the Chief of the Forest Service forwarded copies of the Tongass Plan to both Houses of Congress and GAO following the procedures outlined in SBREFA, while statin...
Forest Service Decision-Making: A Framework for Improving Performance
RCED-97-71: Published: Apr 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1997.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's decisionmaking process, focusing on: (1) the inadequate attention that the Forest Service has given to improving the process; (2) the lack of agreement, both inside and outside the agency, on how it is to resolve conflicts among competing uses on its lands; (3) unresolved interagency issues that transcend its administrative boun...
Tongass National Forest: Lack of Accountability for Time and Costs Has Delayed Forest Plan Revision
T-RCED-97-153: Published: Apr 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1997.
GAO discussed the decisionmaking process being used by the Forest Service to revise the land management plan for the Tongass National Forest in southeastern Alaska.GAO noted that its work on the Forest Service's process for revising the Tongass forest plan showed that: (1) the Service originally planned to spend 3 years revising the plan; (2) at the end of 3 years, the agency had spent about $4 mi...
Forest Service Decision-Making: Greater Clarity Needed on Mission Priorities
T-RCED-97-81: Published: Feb 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1997.
GAO discussed the preliminary results of its work on the decisionmaking process used by the Forest Service in carrying out its mission, focusing on the underlying causes of inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in the Forest Service's decisionmaking process.GAO noted that: (1) its ongoing work has identified three underlying causes of inefficiency and ineffectiveness in the Forest Service's decisionm...
Private Timberlands: Private Timber Harvests Not Likely to Replace Declining Federal Harvests
RCED-95-51: Published: Feb 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the potential timber supply from private timberlands in Washington, Oregon, and California, focusing on: (1) the amount of private timberland acreage and volume of timber harvested through 1992; (2) reforestation requirements and the use of active timber management practices on private timberlands; (3) the incentive programs that enc...