Federal property management (51 - 60 of 86 items)
Public Land Management: Attention to Wildlife Is Limited
RCED-91-64: Published: Mar 7, 1991. Publicly Released: May 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal wildlife management on public lands, focusing on: (1) whether the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) appropriately considered wildlife interests during federal land use planning processes; and (2) the impact of federal management practices on wildlife conditions.GAO found that: (1) no legislation existed that specified a...
Public Land Management: Issues Related to the Reauthorization of the Bureau of Land Management
T-RCED-91-20: Published: Mar 12, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1991.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) management the public lands and issues related to BLM reauthorization. GAO noted that although BLM continues to make only limited progress in accomplishing its land management responsibilities, it has taken such specific actions as: (1) establishing management plans for all BLM riparian and wetland acreage and estimating the additional funds and...
Federal Fire Management: Limited Progress in Restarting the Prescribed Fire Program
RCED-91-42: Published: Dec 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the federal government's fire management program for wilderness areas, focusing on: (1) the benefits of allowing some fires to burn in controlled situations; (2) progress and constraints in implementing a revamped prescribed fire program; and (3) the need to monitor the program's implementation.GAO found that: (1) a joint Department of the Interio...
Parks and Recreation: Resource Limitations Affect Condition of Forest Service Recreation Sites
RCED-91-48: Published: Jan 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Forest Service's maintenance of developed recreation sites, focusing on the: (1) extent and causes of the maintenance and reconstruction backlogs; (2) Service's site inventory system; and (3) effects of resource limitations on site maintenance.GAO found that: (1) aging facilities, increased public use, and public demand for new or modernized fa...
Mineral Revenues: Progress Has Been Slow in Verifying Offshore Oil and Gas Production
RCED-90-193: Published: Aug 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's actions to: (1) verify the accuracy of reported offshore oil and gas production; and (2) annually inspect certain offshore lease sites.GAO found that: (1) Interior lacked a fully operational program for verifying that sites accurately reported all oil and gas production for royalty determination purposes, but the Mi...
Public Lands: Limited Progress in Resource Management Planning
RCED-90-225: Published: Sep 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) progress in developing and implementing land-use plans and in designating areas of critical environmental concern.GAO found that: (1) BLM completed only 63 of the 136 legislatively required resource management plans for public lands and projected that it would complete all of them b...
Rangeland Management: Improvements Needed in Federal Wild Horse Program
RCED-90-110: Published: Aug 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) efforts to: (1) manage wild horses on public rangeland in 10 western states; and (2) remove and dispose of excess wild horses under an adoption program.GAO found that: (1) due to insufficient information, it could not determine how many horses ranges could support, the extent of degradation they caused, and the number of horses that should be remo...
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...
Federal Fire Management: Evaluation of Changes Made After Yellowstone
T-RCED-90-84: Published: May 24, 1990. Publicly Released: May 24, 1990.
GAO discussed the federal government's fire program for parks and wilderness areas, focusing on program changes resulting from the 1988 fires in Yellowstone National Park. GAO noted in a video presentation that the prescribed program has been reaffirmed as a valuable tool in the management of the nation's parks and wilderness areas. GAO found that: (1) the management of the prescribed fire program...
Federal Land Management: The Extent of Oil and Gas Activities on BLM and Forest Service Lands
RCED-90-123FS: Published: Apr 11, 1990. Publicly Released: May 15, 1990.
GAO reviewed the extent of oil and gas leasing and development on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service lands.GAO found that: (1) although some portion of most BLM and Forest Service lands have been leased, less than half of the leases have been drilled; (2) out of 141 BLM resource areas, 126 areas leased all or a portion of their lands, and 69 had producing or exploratory wells drill...