Forest management (81 - 90 of 112 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...
Endangered Species: Spotted Owl Petition Evaluation Beset by Problems
RCED-89-79: Published: Feb 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) decision to deny a petition to list the northern spotted owl as an endangered species.GAO found that FWS: (1) delayed its decision about whether to conduct a study; (2) did not allow adequate time for a study team to conduct a thorough investigation; (3) extensively rewrote the draft report to support d...
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...
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...
Program To Transfer Land Between the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service Has Stalled
RCED-85-21: Published: Dec 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and the Forest Service's implemention of the Jurisdictional Land Transfer Program, which was established in 1980 to identify and evaluate opportunities to transfer the two agencies' land management responsibilities and develop proposed legislation to effect such transfers.GAO found that BLM and the Forest Service did not meet the milestone dates w...
Forest Service's Program To Identify Unneeded Land for Potential Sale Is Stalled
RCED-85-16: Published: Nov 6, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's program to identify and dispose of unneeded land, including: (1) how the Service plans to implement an executive order which asked federal agencies to identify and dispose of such land; (2) its land management process; and (3) the problems and costs involved in selling the land.GAO found that the Service is not determining w...
Wilderness Mineral Assessment Reports Could Be Improved To Better Meet Land Use Decisionmaking Needs
125053: Aug 14, 1984
As part of the work which GAO has conducted over the past 2 years in examining a number of federal mineral land assessment programs, GAO explored aspects of the wilderness mineral assessment program conducted jointly by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Bureau of Mines for the Forest Service.GAO found that these assessment reports are not as useful to Forest Service planners as they could...
Federally Owned Submarginal Land Within the Fort Totten Reservation in North Dakota Proposed To Be Held in Trust for the Devils Lake Sioux Tribe
B-147652,B-147655: Published: Mar 24, 1972. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
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