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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...
Tongass National Forest: Lack of Accountability for Time and Costs Has Delayed Forest Plan Revision
T-RCED-97-153: Published: Apr 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1997.
GAO discussed the decisionmaking process being used by the Forest Service to revise the land management plan for the Tongass National Forest in southeastern Alaska.GAO noted that its work on the Forest Service's process for revising the Tongass forest plan showed that: (1) the Service originally planned to spend 3 years revising the plan; (2) at the end of 3 years, the agency had spent about $4 mi...
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: 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...
Endangered Species Act: Information on Species Protection on Nonfederal Lands
RCED-95-16: Published: Dec 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) efforts to protect species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), focusing on: (1) the extent to which species listed under ESA have habitat on nonfederal lands; (2) how two ESA provisions have addressed potential conflicts between species protection and the use of nonfederal lands; and (3) the extent and...
National Wildlife Refuge System: Contributions Being Made to Endangered Species Recovery
RCED-95-7: Published: Nov 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) National Wildlife Refuge System, focusing on the extent to which wildlife refuges contribute to the protection and recovery of endangered species.GAO found that: (1) of about 900 endangered species, 215 occur or have habitat on national wildlife refuges; (2) the endangered species found on wildli...
Endangered Species Act: Impact of Species Protection Efforts on the 1993 California Fire
RCED-94-224: Published: Jul 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed events surrounding a large wildfire in California in 1993, focusing on: (1) the development and application of a prohibition on disking for weed abatement; (2) the fire's nature and the resulting damage to homes; (3) whether a relationship existed between the disking prohibition and the loss of homes; and (4) recent developments regarding the diski...
Natural Resources Protection: Reelfoot Lake Lease Terms Met, but Lake Continues to Deteriorate
RCED-92-99: Published: Aug 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee, focusing on: (1) the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) compliance with its lease agreement with Tennessee; (2) the primary causes of the lake's deterioration; and (3) options for and barriers for improving the lake's condition.GAO found that: (1) FWS responsibilities over Reelfoot Lake and Reelfoot Nationa...
Federal Lands: Oversight of Long-Term Concessioners
RCED-92-128BR: Published: Mar 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined six federal agencies' oversight of concessioners providing recreation services under long-term agreements on federal lands, focusing on the: (1) concessioners' overall performance; (2) concessioners' compliance with federal, state, and local health and safety standards; and (3) reasonableness of the prices that concessioners charge the public for s...
Rangeland Management: Comparison of Rangeland Condition Reports
RCED-91-191: Published: Jul 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on its 1988 report on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and Forest Service's rangeland management programs, comparing the conclusions and analyzing the findings of two studies conducted by BLM and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on the condition of the public rangeland under BLM jurisdiction.GAO found that: (1) although NRDC and...