National parks (41 - 50 of 70 items)
Federal Lands: Information on Land Owned and on Acreage with Conservation Restrictions
RCED-95-73FS: Published: Jan 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management of federally-owned lands from June 3, 1964, through September 30, 1993, focusing on the changes in the amount of federally owned land: (1) managed by the four major federal land management agencies; and (2) encumbered for conservation purposes by legislative or administrative restrictions.GAO found that: (1) the overall amount of fed...
National Park Service: Better Management and Broader Restructuring Efforts Are Needed
T-RCED-95-101: Published: Feb 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1995.
GAO discussed the National Park Service's (NPS) efforts to restructure its organization and improve its financial and program data, internal controls, and performance measures. GAO noted that: (1) NPS does not have adequate financial and program data to measure the extent of the problems associated with resource preservation, measure the effectiveness of its preservation efforts, or cost-effective...
National Park Service: Activities Outside Park Borders Have Caused Damage to Resources and Will Likely Cause More
RCED-94-59: Published: Jan 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Park Service's actions to: (1) identify the number, type, and source of external threats to park resources; (2) identify resources that have been damaged by external threats; and (3) mitigate such damage.GAO found that: (1) the Park Service has no complete inventory of existing external threats, their sources, or the actions being take...
Federal Lands: Public Land Access
T-RCED-94-72: Published: Nov 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1993.
GAO discussed the lack of public access to federal land, focusing on the Forest Service's and the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) efforts to resolve access problems. GAO noted that: (1) about 14 percent of the land managed by the Forest Service and BLM lacks adequate public access; (2) private landowners' major reasons for not granting the public access to cross their land concern vandalism, pot...
National Park Service: Policies and Practices for Determining Concessioners' Building Use Fees
T-RCED-92-66: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
GAO discussed the fees that National Park Service (NPS) concessioners pay for using federally owned facilities. GAO noted that: (1) NPS does not maintain data on concession agreements that include the use of federally owned facilities; (2) in 1990, there were about 150 agreements involving concessioners' use of about 1,400 federally owned facilities; (3) those concessioners' gross revenues ranged...
Contacts and Documents Reviewed
RCED-92-193R: Published: May 4, 1992. Publicly Released: May 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on information it used to respond to a Nevada consulting firm's report which criticized three GAO reports. GAO noted that its efforts to identify specific documents reviewed and individuals contacted were complicated by the length of time since the reports were issued. GAO presented: (1) a complete list of the reports, studies, judicial opinions,...
Federal Lands: Reasons for and Effects of Inadequate Public Access
RCED-92-116BR: Published: Apr 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of public access to land managed by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), focusing on: (1) the extent of, effects of, and reasons for inadequate public access; and (2) methods of resolving access problems.GAO sent a questionnaire to BLM and Forest Service units and found that: (1) about 50.4 million acres, or abou...
Federal Lands: Improvements Needed in Managing Concessioners
RCED-91-163: Published: Jun 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) laws and policies governing recreation concession operations on federal lands; (2) total number and types of concession agreements; (3) total return to the government from concession operations; and (4) federal recreation resources management practices of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...
Recreation Concessioners Operating on Federal Lands
T-RCED-91-16: Published: Mar 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1991.
GAO discussed the issue of concession-operated recreation services on federal lands, concerning the National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Forest Service, and the Army Corps of Engineers. GAO noted that: (1) since there was no single law authorizing concession operations for all six agencies, the agencies' policies regarding the ty...
Rangeland Management: BLM Efforts to Prevent Unauthorized Livestock Grazing Need Strengthening
RCED-91-17: Published: Dec 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) efforts to detect and deter unauthorized livestock grazing on public rangelands.GAO found that BLM: (1) did not know the full extent of grazing trespass on its allotments, although such violations occurred frequently; (2) identified staffing shortfalls as a major obstacle in conducting a more effective trespass...