Wildlife conservation (41 - 50 of 66 items)
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Natural Resources: Lessons Learned Regarding Public Land Withdrawn for Military Use
T-NSIAD-94-227: Published: Jun 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1994.
GAO discussed Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Interior management of lands withdrawn for military use. GAO noted that: (1) military commanders at five withdrawn sites have changed some training activities due to environmental constraints; (2) military operations have hampered the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) resource management activities and caused BLM to assign a low priority...
Federal Land Management: Status and Uses of Wilderness Study Areas
RCED-93-151: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the wilderness study areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service, focusing on: (1) legislative guidance and agency policies governing wilderness study area management; (2) the various activities and uses of the study areas; (3) the ways these activities and uses affect the areas; and (4) agency actions...
Rangeland Management: BLM's Hot Desert Grazing Program Merits Reconsideration
RCED-92-12: Published: Nov 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) management of the federal livestock grazing program in the Southwest desert areas, known as hot deserts, focusing on the program's environmental and budgetary costs and benefits.GAO found that: (1) current livestock grazing activity on BLM allotments in hot desert areas imposes the risk of long-term environment...
Wetlands Overview: Federal and State Policies, Legislation, and Programs
RCED-92-79FS: Published: Nov 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state wetlands policies, legislation, and programs.GAO found that: (1) over one-half of the original 221 million acres of wetlands in the contiguous 48 states have already been lost and another 290,000 acres are being lost annually to agriculture, development, and other causes; (2) over 80 percent of past wetlands losses have been attri...
Wildlife Management: Problems Being Experienced With Current Monitoring Approach
RCED-91-123: Published: Jul 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's management indicator species approach to monitoring wildlife and their habitat in national forests, focusing on the cost-effectiveness and ultimate usefulness of this approach.GAO found that: (1) although the management indicator approach is based on sound theory, several practical drawbacks exist which raise questions about wh...
Public Land Management: Attention to Wildlife Is Limited
RCED-91-64: Published: Mar 7, 1991. Publicly Released: May 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal wildlife management on public lands, focusing on: (1) whether the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) appropriately considered wildlife interests during federal land use planning processes; and (2) the impact of federal management practices on wildlife conditions.GAO found that: (1) no legislation existed that specified a...
Wildlife Management: Effects of Animal Damage Control Program on Predators
RCED-90-149: Published: Aug 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effects of animal damage control (ADC) programs on several predator species to determine whether a comprehensive federal policy existed for managing predator species and whether the policy and practices were threatening predator populations.GAO found that: (1) the federal government did not have a comprehensive policy specifically for managing...