Public lands (81 - 90 of 97 items)
Mineral Resources: Interior Has Improved Its Administration of Coal Exchanges
RCED-87-53: Published: Feb 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of the Interior's procedures for administering the trade or exchange of federal coal lands, interest, or leases for privately owned property to determine whether they ensure the: (1) exchange of coal of equal value only; (2) protection of environmental values; (3) protection of the public interest; and (4) prevention of potential...
Federal Land Acquisition: Land Exchange Process Working But Can Be Improved
RCED-87-9: Published: Feb 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the programs that the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Forest Service and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) use to plan, negotiate, and implement land exchanges.GAO found that the land exchange process is working well, since both BLM and the Forest Service: (1) have established and followed procedures governing l...
The Bureau of Reclamation Could Identify More Unneeded Land
RCED-85-25: Published: Apr 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1985.
GAO reported on the Bureau of Reclamation's process for identifying unused, underused, and unneeded land.GAO identified about 1.8 million acres of unneeded land for project purposes. This occurred primarily because the Bureau's annual property reviews did not include detailed reviews of specific parcels of land, and it had not completed reviewing the need for all public domain land under its juris...
Economic Uses of the National Wildlife Refuge System Unlikely To Increase Significantly
RCED-84-108: Published: Jun 15, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's plans to expand the economic and public uses of lands included in the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS), focusing on: (1) how expansion decisions were reached and whether data provided by individual refuges were considered in Interior's plans; (2) plans to increase oil and gas development on NWRS lands; and (3)...
Land Use Bibliography
RCED-84-153: Published: May 1, 1984. Publicly Released: May 1, 1984.
This bibliography includes information on GAO documents directly and indirectly related to land use planning, management, and control which were released between January 1979 and December 1983...
Department of the Interior's June 29, 1972, Amendment to Its Surface Exploration, Mining, and Reclamation Regulations
B-148623: Published: Feb 26, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Royalty Payment Provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920
B-156603: Published: Mar 4, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
DOD Can Increase Revenues Through Better Use of Natural Resources It Holds in Trust
PLRD-82-9: Published: Nov 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1981.
Almost 25 million acres of land throughout the United States and its possessions have been set aside for the use of the Department of Defense (DOD). These lands, of which about two-thirds are undeveloped, contain vast natural resources helpful to the nation's economy and quality of life. To ensure optimal use of its lands and their natural resources, DOD requires all military bases to manage lands...
Review of the Cost of the Redwood National Park Expansion
CED-79-34: Published: Jan 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1979.
Redwood National Park, in northern California, was established in two legislative increments. Since March 1978, the National Park Service and the Department of Justice have been involved in a complicated process to determine the cost of the acquisition. A review was made, from August through December 1978, to examine: the status of the 1978 legislative taking, including steps involved in settlin...
Land Use Issues
CED-79-15: Published: Nov 16, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1978.
The land use planning, management, and control area is concerned with planning for the use of lands, regardless of ownership, and fostering better management of the Nation's land and related resources. It is a complex and highly controversial subject involving population and economic growth; multiple use of land and resources; controversies over tradeoffs between competing land uses; individual as...