Forest management (41 - 50 of 56 items)
Forest Service: Factors Affecting Timber Sales in Five National Forests
RCED-95-12: Published: Oct 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on timber sales in five national forests between 1991 and 1993, focusing on: (1) whether the Forest Service met its allowable sale quantity (ASQ) for the five forests; and (2) why the quantity of timber sold from the national forests was sometimes substantially below ASQ.GAO found that: (1) timber sales for each of the 5 forests reviewe...
Federal Lands: Land Acquisitions Involving Nonprofit Conservation Organizations
RCED-94-149: Published: Jun 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal land acquisitions from nonprofit conservation organizations, focusing on the: (1) extent that federal land management agencies purchase land from or with the assistance of nonprofit organizations; (2) adequacy of controls for protecting the government's interest in such acquisitions; and (3) extent that nonprofit organizations realize finan...
Forest Service: Status of Efforts to Achieve Cost Efficiency
RCED-94-185FS: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's progress in reducing the costs of its timber program, focusing on: (1) the status of the Washington Office's actions as of March 31, 1994; (2) regional results; and (3) other Forest Service initiatives to improve program efficiency.GAO found that: (1) the Service has reduced the costs of its timber program by about 7.2 percent;...
Forest Service Management: Issues To Be Considered in Developing a New Stewardship Strategy
T-RCED-94-116: Published: Feb 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1994.
GAO discussed issues that need to be considered in developing a strategy to reform the Forest Service, focusing on the need to: (1) stem the deterioration of the nation's natural resources and the related infrastructure on federal lands; (2) obtain a better return for the sale or use of natural resources on federal lands; (3) refocus certain agency missions, programs, and activities to increase ef...
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)...
Views on Fish and Wildlife Service's Biological Opinion Addressing Mt. Graham Astrophysical Facility
T-RCED-90-92: Published: Jun 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1990.
GAO discussed the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) opinion on the Mount Graham astrophysical project, focusing on whether: (1) FWS prepared its opinion consistently with the amended Endangered Species Act and applicable regulations; and (2) the FWS opinion was affected by any inconsistencies. GAO noted that: (1) the soundness of the Emerald Peak development alternative is questionable; (2) severa...
GAO Observations on Timber Harvesting and Forest Development Needs on Indian Reservations
T-RCED-90-71: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) Forestry Program, focusing on the work being done at the 5 Indian reservations that together accounted for 38 percent of the program's timber harvest. GAO noted that: (1) the program's annual harvest volume averaged about 72 percent of the official BIA annual allowable cut, with individual harvests ranging from 51 percent to 88 percent; (2) greater...
Management of the Public Lands by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service
T-RCED-90-24: Published: Feb 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1990.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and Forest Service's management of public lands. GAO found that: (1) Congress required BLM to manage federal lands using multiple-use and sustained-yield principles to ensure perpetual maintenance of the land's productive capacity and balanced land management to benefit all uses; (2) BLM historical deference to special interests led to management...
National Forests: Special Recreation Areas Not Meeting Established Objectives
RCED-90-27: Published: Feb 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's management of 20 special recreation areas within the national forest system to determine whether the Service achieved the development, operation, and maintenance levels consistent with their designating legislation.GAO found that: (1) the Service did not develop, operate, or maintain many of the special recreation areas accordi...
Forest Service's Program To Identify Unneeded Land for Potential Sale Is Stalled
RCED-85-16: Published: Nov 6, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's program to identify and dispose of unneeded land, including: (1) how the Service plans to implement an executive order which asked federal agencies to identify and dispose of such land; (2) its land management process; and (3) the problems and costs involved in selling the land.GAO found that the Service is not determining w...