Public lands (101 - 110 of 352 items)
Federal Land Management: Estimates of Mineral Values and of the Economic Effects of Developing Minerals in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
RCED-98-5R: Published: Oct 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained available estimates of the value of the energy and mineral resources associated with the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, and of the jobs, payrolls, taxes, and permanent school trust fund revenues that could be anticipated if these resources were to be developed.GAO noted that: (1) the Utah Geological Survey estimated in 1997 th...
National Park Service: Employee Housing Issues
T-RCED-98-35: Published: Oct 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1997.
GAO discussed its past work on National Park Service (NPS) employee housing issues.GAO noted that: (1) NPS has not clearly justified the need for all of its employee housing units; (2) the agency requires parks to perform needs assessments to justify its housing; (3) however, these assessments may not be in-depth, objective, nor performed consistently from park to park; (4) in response to the Omni...
Federal Land Management: Estimates of Timber Value and Economic Effects of Harvesting the Headwaters Forest
RCED-97-241R: Published: Sep 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the value of timber resources in the Headwaters Forest area in northwestern California and the effects of harvesting the forest on jobs, payrolls, and taxes if harvesting were to occur. GAO noted that on September 28, 1996, the federal government, the state of California, and Pacific Lumber Company (the owner) signed an agreement for...
Land Management Agencies: Major Activities at Selected Units Are Not Common Across Agencies
RCED-97-141: Published: Jun 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the land management activities carried out by six agencies, focusing on: (1) those activities that are common across agencies; (2) the changes that have occurred related to the missions and activities carried out by these agencies; and (3) cost and revenue data for selected units at these agencies.GAO noted that: (1) GAO identified 31 different act...
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...
Federal Land Management: Authorized Uses in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
RCED-97-117R: Published: Apr 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of mineral leases, grazing permits, and other use authorizations for Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-managed land within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.GAO noted that: (1) there were 111 oil, gas, and coal leases, 70 mining claims, 74 grazing allotments, 80 rights-of-way, and a variety of other land-use au...
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: Concession Reform is Needed
T-RCED/GGD-96-223: Published: Jul 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1996.
GAO discussed its work on concessions issues, concession reform, and the National Park Service's (NPS) use of concessioner special accounts. GAO noted that: (1) in 1994, there were 11,000 concession agreements throughout the federal government; (2) the agreements generated over $2.2 billion in revenue for concessioners; (3) while concessioners in land management agencies paid the government an ave...
Comments on H.R. 2107
RCED-96-189R: Published: Jun 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed proposed legislation that would improve the quality of visitors' services at National Park Service (NPS) and Forest Service recreational sites. GAO noted that: (1) the number of visitors to national recreational sites has increased dramatically, but NPS and the Forest Service have been unable to keep up with maintenance, operational, and resource m...
Federal Land Management: Streamlining and Reorganization Issues
T-RCED-96-209: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed ways to improve the management of federal lands. GAO noted that: (1) the responsibilities of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Forest Service have become increasingly similar; (2) federal land management has become increasingly complex due to the differences among laws and regulations; (3) federal land management agencies could be mo...