National forests (41 - 50 of 83 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...
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...
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...
Natural Resources: Five-Year Bibliography 1991-1995
RCED-96-165W: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
GAO published a list and abstracts of its natural resources-related reports and testimony issued from January 1991 through December 1995, regarding such issues as: (1) land and natural resources management; (2) the National Park System; (3) national forests; (4) concessioners; (5) recreation activities; (6) financial management; (7) endangered species and wildlife conservation; (8) wetlands conser...
Federal Lands: Concession Reform is Needed
T-RCED/GGD-96-223: Published: Jul 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1996.
GAO discussed its work on concessions issues, concession reform, and the National Park Service's (NPS) use of concessioner special accounts. GAO noted that: (1) in 1994, there were 11,000 concession agreements throughout the federal government; (2) the agreements generated over $2.2 billion in revenue for concessioners; (3) while concessioners in land management agencies paid the government an ave...
Federal Land Management: Streamlining and Reorganization Issues
T-RCED-96-209: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed ways to improve the management of federal lands. GAO noted that: (1) the responsibilities of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Forest Service have become increasingly similar; (2) federal land management has become increasingly complex due to the differences among laws and regulations; (3) federal land management agencies could be mo...
Land Ownership: Information on the Acreage, Management, and Use of Federal and Other Lands
RCED-96-40: Published: Mar 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's ownership, management, use, and regulation of lands in the United States, focusing on: (1) changes in the ownership of lands managed by the four major land management agencies from June 1964 through September 1994; (2) changes in the number of acres managed for conservation; (3) nonfederal acreage that is subject to federal...