Public lands (91 - 100 of 352 items)
Federal Wildfire Activities: Issues Needing Future Attention
T-RCED-99-282: Published: Sep 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed various aspects of the Forest Service's and the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) firefighting programs.GAO noted that: (1) each year, wildfires on federal lands burn millions of acres of forests, grasslands, and desert vegetation; (2) while wildfires are being increasingly recognized as having ecological value in some circumstances, they can adve...
Land Management: The Forest Service's and BLM's Organizational Structures and Responsibilities
RCED-99-227: Published: Jul 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the operational and demographic profiles of the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM); and (2) GAO's observations on the major similarities and differences emerging from this information.GAO noted that: (1) the Forest Service and BLM manage their federal lands for multiple uses through a multilevel--headquarters...
Ecosystem Planning: Northwest Forest and Interior Columbia River Basin Plans Demonstrate Improvements in Land-Use Planning
RCED-99-64: Published: May 26, 1999. Publicly Released: May 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's and the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) efforts to implement two ecosystem-based studies--the Northwest Forest Plan and the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project, focusing on: (1) the extent to which each effort has addressed long-standing planning deficiencies; (2) whether the agencies encountered the delays a...
Western National Forests: A Cohesive Strategy is Needed to Address Catastrophic Wildfire Threats
RCED-99-65: Published: Apr 2, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent and seriousness of forest-health-related problems in national forests in the interior West; (2) the status of efforts by the Forest Service to address the most serious of these problems; and (3) barriers to successfully addressing these problems and options for overcoming them.GAO noted that: (1) the most extensive an...
National Park Service: Concerns About the Implementation of Its Employee Housing Policy
T-RCED-99-119: Published: Mar 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the National Park Service's employee housing program, focusing on: (1) what the Park Service's efforts to implement the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996--one purpose of which was to move the agency to eliminate unnecessary government housing and rely more on the private sector to supply housing for employees; and (2) what impa...
Federal Lands: Wildfire Preparedness and Suppression Expenditures for Fiscal Years 1993 Through 1997
T-RCED-98-247: Published: Aug 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the federal land management agencies' wildfire expenditures, focusing on: (1) the amount of funds expended on wildfire preparedness and suppression activities and the types of activities covered by these expenditures; and (2) assistance provided to state firefighting efforts by the land management agencies.GAO noted that: (1) the federal land mana...
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...