Environmental monitoring (21 - 30 of 40 items)
Rangeland Management: Profile of the Forest Service's Grazing Allotments and Permittees
RCED-93-141FS: Published: Apr 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on livestock grazing on Forest Service rangelands, focusing on the: (1) number, average acreage, and average stocking rate the Forest Service allows on its rangeland allotments; and (2) total and average number of animal/months public rangelands were controlled by permittees.GAO found that: (1) the Forest Service administers 8,455 allot...
Rangeland Management: Profile of the Bureau of Land Management's Grazing Allotments and Permits
RCED-92-213FS: Published: Jun 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented information on livestock grazing on public rangeland managed by the Bureau of Land Management, focusing on: (1) the number, average acreage, and average stocking rate of BLM allotments; and (2) the total and average number of animal unit months covered by grazing permits.GAO found that, as of September 1991: (1) BLM administered 22,058 allotments...
Rangeland Management: Results of Recent Work Addressing the Performance of Land Management Agencies
T-RCED-92-60: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 12, 1992.
GAO discussed its work on public rangeland management, focusing on: (1) its response to a consultant's critique of three GAO reports issued between 1988 and 1990 on rangeland management; and (2) other reports it has issued regarding rangeland monitoring and livestock grazing activity. GAO noted that: (1) the consultant made numerous criticisms about GAO reports regarding grazing allotments, ripari...
Rangeland Management: Interior's Monitoring Has Fallen Short of Agency Requirements
RCED-92-51: Published: Feb 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) performance in: (1) monitoring the impact of grazing on range conditions; and (2) taking action to change grazing conditions when needed.GAO found that: (1) BLM has only collected monitoring data for half of the 14,000 allotments that it should have completed within the last 5 years; (2) although BLM focused it...
Rangeland Management: Comparison of Rangeland Condition Reports
RCED-91-191: Published: Jul 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on its 1988 report on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and Forest Service's rangeland management programs, comparing the conclusions and analyzing the findings of two studies conducted by BLM and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on the condition of the public rangeland under BLM jurisdiction.GAO found that: (1) although NRDC and...
Rangeland Management: Forest Service Not Performing Needed Monitoring of Grazing Allotments
RCED-91-148: Published: May 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service efforts to implement recommendations to: (1) ensure that range managers identify all grazing allotments thought to be overstocked or in declining condition; and (2) concentrate monitoring and other range management activities on those lands.GAO found that: (1) of the 9,217 grazing allotments in the Service's 6 western regions, ra...
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...
Federal Land Management: Better Oil and Gas Information Needed to Support Land Use Decisions
RCED-90-71: Published: Jun 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1990.
GAO analyzed: (1) how Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service land-use plans address oil and gas issues and the social, economic, and environmental impacts of oil and gas development; and (2) stipulations the agencies used to reduce such impacts.GAO found that: (1) 75 of 82 BLM and Forest Service land-use plans, and related environmental impact statements concerning lands having high oi...
Shortfalls in BLM's Management of Wildlife Habitat in the California Desert Conservation Area
T-RCED-90-1: Published: Oct 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1989.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) management of wildlife habitat in the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA), focusing on its efforts to protect and enhance wildlife under current legislative authority. GAO found that: (1) in 1980, BLM developed a comprehensive land use plan that required it to develop specific plans for and monitor 57 wildlife habitat management areas and...
Implementation of the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act of 1987
T-RCED-89-69: Published: Sep 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1989.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and the Forest Service's implementation of legislation concerning those agencies' administration of oil and gas leases on public lands. GAO noted that: (1) although both BLM and the Service determined that they needed to study potential environmental impacts and satisfy all environmental requirements before issuing oil and gas leases or approving...