National parks (51 - 60 of 70 items)
National Forests: Administration of Outfitter and Guide Policies at the Gallatin Forest
RCED-90-163: Published: Aug 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Forest Service's oversight of outfitters' use of the Gallatin National Forest in Montana; and (2) alleged Forest Service favoritism toward certain outfitters.GAO found that: (1) the Service and outfitters have been involved in a controversy since 1988, when the Service began requiring outfitters to have permits for daytime operations; (2)...
Federal Land Management: Chandler Lake Land Exchange Not in the Government's Best Interest
RCED-90-5: Published: Oct 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chandler Lake exchange, which gave the Department of the Interior surface rights to Alaskan native-owned lands and gave the Alaskan native corporations subsurface rights to land within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for petroleum exploration, focusing on whether the exchange was in the government's best interest.GAO found that: (1)...
Parks and Recreation: Limited Progress Made in Documenting and Mitigating Threats to the Parks
RCED-87-36: Published: Feb 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) National Park Service (NPS) actions to address threats to the National Park System's natural and cultural resources; and (2) the extent to which current legislation obligates NPS to intercede in outside actions that would affect park resources.GAO found that: (1) although NPS required parks to complete resource management pla...
Parks and Recreation: Access Permits to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Improperly Granted
RCED-87-69: Published: Dec 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) access permit program at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, specifically whether individuals with vehicular access permits met the prescribed residential or commercial criteria. GAO examined: (1) laws and regulations to determine how access permits were issued; and (2) the refuge office fi...
Federal Land Acquisition: An Update on Federal Agencies' Progress Under the Alaska Lands Act
RCED-87-41FS: Published: Nov 12, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the status of federal agencies' implementation of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, focusing on sections of the act which set a completion deadline of December 2, 1985.GAO identified eight sections of the act requiring federal agency implementation by the deadline and found that: (1) agencies did not meet the deadline on any o...
Parks and Recreation: Concerns Raised About National Park Service Actions at Delaware Water Gap
RCED-87-24BR: Published: Oct 28, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed National Park Service (NPS) actions at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area concerning the: (1) award of a lease for an historic inn; (2) closing of a private campground; and (3) recent increase in an individual's house rent.GAO found that: (1) NPS followed the Department of the Interior's regulations, policies, and guidelines in soli...
Parks and Recreation: Obligations and Outlays from the Land and Water Conservation Fund
RCED-86-159FS: Published: May 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Land and Water Conservation Fund's (LWCF) obligations and outlays for fiscal years (FY) 1976 through 1985.GAO found that: (1) between FY 1965 and 1985, LWCF income totalled $10.2 billion; (2) annual federal outlays averaged $227 million and annual state outlays averaged $203 million; (3) federal agency obligations totalled $2.2 billion, state o...
Parks and Recreation: Recreational Fee Authorizations, Prohibitions, and Limitations
RCED-86-149: Published: May 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal land use recreational fee authorizations, prohibitions, and limitations, and related policies concerning such fees.GAO noted that: (1) the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 authorizes the assessment of entrance fees, use fees, and special-recreational-use permit fees for public lands; (2) the seven federal land management agen...
Public Lands: Interior Should Ensure Against Abuses From Hardrock Mining
RCED-86-48: Published: Mar 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1986.
GAO evaluated how the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) carries out its mining claim recording and environmental protection responsibilities under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, focusing on BLM procedures for ensuring that: (1) it gets enough information to determine the location and validity of mining claims on federal lands; and (2) mined lands are adequately reclaimed once mining act...
National Park Service Should Negotiate With States To Achieve Concurrent Jurisdiction
117499: Feb 5, 1982
The General Authorities Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to negotiate with States for concurrent jurisdiction in the National Park System. Interior, while commenting on proposed amendments to the General Authorities Act in April 1976, stated that it would be beneficial to relinquish to the States the Federal legislative jurisdiction relative to some areas of the National Park System. I...