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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...
Federal Lands: Views on H.R. 2941--A Bill to Improve Housing for Employees of Land Management Agencies
T-RCED-96-110: Published: Mar 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1996.
GAO discussed employee housing at federal land management agencies and proposed legislation that would improve the housing situation for these agencies' employees, focusing on the National Park Service (NPS). GAO noted that: (1) about 11 percent of NPS employee housing either needs major repairs or is obsolete; (2) NPS has not adequately justified about 12 percent of its employee housing inventory...
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...
Federal Lands: Information on the Acreage, Management, and Use of Federal and Other Lands
T-RCED-96-104: Published: Mar 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1996.
GAO provided information on the acreage, management, and use of federal and nonfederal lands by the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service. GAO found that: (1) the four federal agencies managed close to 623 million acres in September 1994, which is 78 million acres less than in...
Federal Lands: Information on Land Owned and Acquired
T-RCED-96-73: Published: Feb 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1996.
GAO discussed historical changes in the federal government's land ownership over the last 30 years. GAO noted that: (1) as of the end of fiscal year 1994, the 4 major land management agencies controlled a total of 623 million acres; (2) the 78 million-acre decrease in federally managed lands between 1964 and 1994 was mainly due to transfers of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land to Alaska and Nat...
Natural Resources Management Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-24(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Natural Resources Management issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Natural Resources Management Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-97
IAP-95-16: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Natural Resources Management issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1997.GAO plans to assess: (1) ways to obtain a better return on the sale or use of natural resources on federal lands or eliminate or reduce federal subsidies; (2) efficiency improvements within and coordination among the four primary federal land management agencies; (3) improvements in collaboration and...
Federal Lands: Information on Land Owned and on Acreage with Conservation Restrictions
T-RCED-95-117: Published: Mar 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1995.
GAO discussed the amount of federally owned land and federal acreage set aside for conservation purposes. GAO noted that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1964 through FY 1993, the overall amount of federal land decreased from about 700.5 million acres to 623.1 million acres; (2) most of the decrease was due to two large transfers of land to Alaska upon statehood and to Native Alaskans to settle their la...