Federal property management (31 - 40 of 86 items)
National Park Service: Better Management and Broader Restructuring Efforts Are Needed
T-RCED-95-101: Published: Feb 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1995.
GAO discussed the National Park Service's (NPS) efforts to restructure its organization and improve its financial and program data, internal controls, and performance measures. GAO noted that: (1) NPS does not have adequate financial and program data to measure the extent of the problems associated with resource preservation, measure the effectiveness of its preservation efforts, or cost-effective...
Forestry Functions: Unresolved Issues Affect Forest Service and BLM Organizations in Western Oregon
RCED-94-124: Published: May 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the possibility of consolidating the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and the Forest Service's forestry functions, focusing on: (1) BLM and the Forest Service's prior and ongoing reorganization efforts; and (2) the potential legal constraints affecting consolidation.GAO found that: (1) declining timber sales and tightening budgetary constraints ha...
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...
Federal Lands: Public Land Access
T-RCED-94-72: Published: Nov 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1993.
GAO discussed the lack of public access to federal land, focusing on the Forest Service's and the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) efforts to resolve access problems. GAO noted that: (1) about 14 percent of the land managed by the Forest Service and BLM lacks adequate public access; (2) private landowners' major reasons for not granting the public access to cross their land concern vandalism, pot...
Federal Land Management: Status and Uses of Wilderness Study Areas
RCED-93-151: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the wilderness study areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service, focusing on: (1) legislative guidance and agency policies governing wilderness study area management; (2) the various activities and uses of the study areas; (3) the ways these activities and uses affect the areas; and (4) agency actions...
Ranching Operations on Public Lands
RCED-93-212R: Published: Aug 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1993.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the top 500 livestock grazing permits issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service, focusing on the: (1) extent that large ranching operations are dependent on federal lands; (2) dependency of local western economies on these ranching operations; and (3) contributions these ranching operations make to wildlife and improving the c...
Large Grazing Permits
RCED-93-190RS: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided permit holders' addresses and phone numbers missing from its listing of the top 500 Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service grazing permits. GAO noted that it could not provide the unlisted phone number of one permit holder and the other permit had been cancelled, sold, or transferred...
Federal Land: Little Progress Made in Improving Oversight of Concessioners
T-RCED-93-42: Published: May 27, 1993. Publicly Released: May 27, 1993.
GAO discussed government policies and practices for managing recreation concessioners on federal land, focusing on: (1) the progress of federal agencies in improving concessions management; and (2) the need for effective concessioner management to sustain natural resources for future generations. GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies lack complete and centralized data to effectively manage concessi...
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: 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...