Federal property management (61 - 70 of 86 items)
Management of the Public Lands by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service
T-RCED-90-24: Published: Feb 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1990.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and Forest Service's management of public lands. GAO found that: (1) Congress required BLM to manage federal lands using multiple-use and sustained-yield principles to ensure perpetual maintenance of the land's productive capacity and balanced land management to benefit all uses; (2) BLM historical deference to special interests led to management...
Parks and Recreation: Maintenance and Reconstruction Backlog on National Forest Trails
RCED-89-182: Published: Sep 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's trail maintenance backlog, focusing on: (1) the extent, cause, and effects of the backlog; (2) Forest Service efforts to deal with the backlog; and (3) new trail construction needs.GAO found that: (1) the Forest Service had a trail maintenance and reconstruction backlog of about $195 million, involving about 59,000 miles of tra...
Proposed Alaska Land Exchanges
T-RCED-88-52: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1988.
GAO discussed a proposed land exchange through which: (1) the Department of the Interior would acquire 896,000 acres of Alaska-Native-owned lands in seven Alaska wildlife refuges; and (2) six Alaska Native corporations would receive oil and gas rights on about 166,000 acres in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). GAO noted that: (1) Interior had the authority to execute the exchange, althou...
Federal Land Management: Use of Nonfederal Funds and Services for Projects on Public Lands
RCED-88-132: Published: May 17, 1988. Publicly Released: May 31, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) use and management of nonfederal funds and services it receives for user projects on lands it manages.GAO found that BLM: (1) in fiscal year 1987, spent about $6.5 million it received from nonfederal entities for disposal of logging permittees' discarded materials, land-use application pro...
Restoring Degraded Riparian Areas on Western Rangelands
T-RCED-88-20: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) efforts to improve western rangeland riparian areas. GAO noted that most BLM-managed riparian areas, covering over 17,000 miles, have: (1) little vegetation; (2) badly eroded streambanks; and (3) little intermittent water flow. GAO also noted that BLM: (1) improved some areas by changing livestock management techniques; and (2) could apply such r...
Federal Land Acquisition: Land Exchange Process Working But Can Be Improved
RCED-87-9: Published: Feb 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the programs that the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Forest Service and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) use to plan, negotiate, and implement land exchanges.GAO found that the land exchange process is working well, since both BLM and the Forest Service: (1) have established and followed procedures governing l...
Mineral Resources: Forest Service Has a Limited but Influential Role
RCED-86-157: Published: Aug 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Forest Service's role in the management of federal minerals; and (2) determined if an effective management relationship exists between the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).GAO found that: (1) the Forest Service's role in federal minerals management is to protect surface resources while mineral exploration and devel...
Federal Land Management: Permits for Film-Making and Wind Studies in Southern California
RCED-86-135BR: Published: Apr 4, 1986. Publicly Released: May 23, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) issuance of temporary use permits during fiscal years (FY) 1982 through 1985 for wind anemometers and movie and television filming at four BLM resource area offices in California.GAO found that: (1) during FY 1982 through 1985, BLM issued temporary land use permits for 7 wind anemometer studie...
The Bureau of Land Management's Efforts To Identify Land for Disposal
RCED-85-44: Published: Apr 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) process for identifying unused/underused and unneeded land.GAO found that, although BLM had a reported 2.7 million acres of public land potentially available for sale in 1982, the process BLM used to identify the land generally did not meet the comprehensive planning requirements of federal land management l...
The Bureau of Reclamation Could Identify More Unneeded Land
RCED-85-25: Published: Apr 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1985.
GAO reported on the Bureau of Reclamation's process for identifying unused, underused, and unneeded land.GAO identified about 1.8 million acres of unneeded land for project purposes. This occurred primarily because the Bureau's annual property reviews did not include detailed reviews of specific parcels of land, and it had not completed reviewing the need for all public domain land under its juris...