Federal property management (21 - 30 of 86 items)
Livestock Grazing: Federal Expenditures and Receipts Vary, Depending on the Agency and the Purpose of the Fee Charged
GAO-05-869: Published: Sep 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2005.
Ranchers pay a fee to graze their livestock on federal land. Grazing occurs primarily on federal land located in the western states managed by 10 federal agencies. Generally, the fee is based on animal unit months (AUM)--the amount of forage that a cow and her calf can eat in 1 month. For most federal land, the fee per AUM is established by a formula. Advocates argue that grazing uses federal land...
National Park Service: Concession Reform Issues
T-RCED-98-122: Published: Mar 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1998.
GAO discussed the need for concessions reform in the National Park Service as well as in other land management agencies, focusing on a comparison of the Park Service's concessions programs with those of other federal agencies.GAO noted that: (1) concession activities on federal lands is a large industry that generates billions of dollars; (2) GAO's most recent work showed that over 11,000 concessi...
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...
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...
Federal Lands: Information on the Acreage, Management, and Use of Federal and Other Lands
T-RCED-96-104: Published: Mar 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1996.
GAO provided information on the acreage, management, and use of federal and nonfederal lands by the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service. GAO found that: (1) the four federal agencies managed close to 623 million acres in September 1994, which is 78 million acres less than in...
National Parks: Difficult Choices Need to Be Made About the Future of the Parks
RCED-95-238: Published: Aug 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the current condition of 12 national park units, focusing on: (1) whether any deterioration in visitor services or park resources is occurring at the 12 units; (2) what factors contribute to the degradation of visitor services and parks' natural and cultural resources; and (3) the National Park Service's efforts in dealing with these problems.GAO f...
Federal Lands: Views on Reform of Recreation Concessioners
T-RCED-95-250: Published: Jul 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1995.
GAO discussed federal policies and practices for managing recreation concessioners and proposed legislation to reform those policies and practices. GAO noted that: (1) agency concessions policies and practices vary widely because they are based on at least 11 different laws; (2) many of the laws are agency specific and give the agency broad discretion in establishing concession terms, conditions,...
Natural Resources Management Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-24(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Natural Resources Management issue area as of July 6, 1995...
National Park Service: Difficult Choices Need to Be Made on the Future of the Parks
T-RCED-95-124: Published: Mar 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1995.
GAO discussed the National Park Service's ability to fulfill its mission of serving visitors and managing park resources, focusing on whether the Park Service can correct any degradation in visitor services or park resources. GAO noted that: (1) the overall level of park visitor services has deteriorated; (2) although the public's satisfaction with national parks remains high, many trails, campgro...