Public lands (71 - 80 of 216 items)
Federal Lands: Land Management Agencies' Wildfire Suppression Expenditures
RCED-98-140R: Published: Apr 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal land management agencies' wildfire suppression expenditures, focusing on the: (1) total amount of money the land management agencies expended on federal wildfire suppression during fiscal years 1993 through 1997; and (2) major categories of wildfire suppression expenditures. GAO did not independently verify the financial data...
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...
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...
Federal Lands: Information About Land Management Agencies' Wildfire Preparedness Activities
RCED-98-48R: Published: Dec 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) amount of money the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Fish and Wildlife Service expended on federal wildfire preparedness activities during fiscal years 1992 through 1996; (2) amount that these agencies expended for state and local wildfire prepare...
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...
Federal Land Management: Estimates of Timber Value and Economic Effects of Harvesting the Headwaters Forest
RCED-97-241R: Published: Sep 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the value of timber resources in the Headwaters Forest area in northwestern California and the effects of harvesting the forest on jobs, payrolls, and taxes if harvesting were to occur. GAO noted that on September 28, 1996, the federal government, the state of California, and Pacific Lumber Company (the owner) signed an agreement for...
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...
Federal Land Management: Authorized Uses in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
RCED-97-117R: Published: Apr 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of mineral leases, grazing permits, and other use authorizations for Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-managed land within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.GAO noted that: (1) there were 111 oil, gas, and coal leases, 70 mining claims, 74 grazing allotments, 80 rights-of-way, and a variety of other land-use au...
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...