National parks (21 - 30 of 70 items)
Recreation Fees: Demonstration Has Increased Revenues, but Impact on Park Service Backlog Is Uncertain
T-RCED-99-101: Published: Mar 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the National Park Service's Recreational Fee Demonstration Program, focusing on the: (1) rate at which the Park Service spends revenue collected under the program in comparison with the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service; and (2) impact of the fee program on the Park Service's maintenance needs.GAO not...
Recreation Fees: Demonstration Program Successful in Raising Revenues but Could Be Improved
T-RCED-99-77: Published: Feb 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the recreational fee demonstration program, focusing on: (1) ensuring that future revenues can be applied to the agencies' highest priority unmet needs; (2) coordinating fees between agencies at demonstration sites that are close to each other; (3) being more innovative in setting fees; and (4) assessing the effect of fees on specific segments of...
Recreation Fees: Demonstration Fee Program Successful in Raising Revenues but Could Be Improved
RCED-99-7: Published: Nov 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the recreational fee demonstration program by the National Park Service (NPS), the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), focusing on the: (1) implementation of the program and the fee revenues generated; (2) program's expenditures; (3) extent to which the agencies have us...
National Park Service: Concession Reform Issues
T-RCED-98-122: Published: Mar 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1998.
GAO discussed the need for concessions reform in the National Park Service as well as in other land management agencies, focusing on a comparison of the Park Service's concessions programs with those of other federal agencies.GAO noted that: (1) concession activities on federal lands is a large industry that generates billions of dollars; (2) GAO's most recent work showed that over 11,000 concessi...
National Park Service: Maintenance Backlog Issues
T-RCED-98-61: Published: Feb 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the Park Service's estimate of the maintenance backlog and its composition; (2) how the agency determined the maintenance backlog estimate and whether it is reliable; and (3) how the agency manages the backlog.GAO noted that: (1) the Park Service's estimate of its maintenance backlog does not accurately reflect the scope of the maintenance ne...
National Park Service: Employee Housing Issues
T-RCED-98-35: Published: Oct 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1997.
GAO discussed its past work on National Park Service (NPS) employee housing issues.GAO noted that: (1) NPS has not clearly justified the need for all of its employee housing units; (2) the agency requires parks to perform needs assessments to justify its housing; (3) however, these assessments may not be in-depth, objective, nor performed consistently from park to park; (4) in response to the Omni...
Land Management Agencies: Major Activities at Selected Units Are Not Common Across Agencies
RCED-97-141: Published: Jun 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the land management activities carried out by six agencies, focusing on: (1) those activities that are common across agencies; (2) the changes that have occurred related to the missions and activities carried out by these agencies; and (3) cost and revenue data for selected units at these agencies.GAO noted that: (1) GAO identified 31 different act...
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...
National Parks: Park Service Needs Better Information to Preserve and Protect Resources
T-RCED-97-76: Published: Feb 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1997.
GAO discussed its views on the National Park Service's (NPS) knowledge of the condition of the resources that the agency is entrusted to protect within the National Park System.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's work has shown that although NPS acknowledges, and its policies emphasize, the importance of managing parks on the basis of sound scientific information about resources, today such information is s...
National Park Service: Activities Within Park Borders Have Caused Damage to Resources
RCED-96-202: Published: Aug 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed internal threats to the national parks' resources, focusing on the: (1) National Park Service's (NPS) information on the number and types of internal threats; (2) damage these threats have caused; (3) change in the severity of these threats over the past decade; and (4) NPS actions to mitigate these threats.GAO found that: (1) because NPS does not...