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RCED-92-193R: Published: May 4, 1992. Publicly Released: May 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on information it used to respond to a Nevada consulting firm's report which criticized three GAO reports. GAO noted that its efforts to identify specific documents reviewed and individuals contacted were complicated by the length of time since the reports were issued. GAO presented: (1) a complete list of the reports, studies, judicial opinions,...
Rangeland Management: Assessment of Nevada Consulting Firm's Critique of Three GAO Reports
RCED-92-178R: Published: May 4, 1992. Publicly Released: May 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to a consultant's critique of three GAO reports concerning the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and the Forest Service's management of western public rangelands. GAO noted that, contrary to the consultant's criticisms, the GAO report on: (1) livestock overgrazing presented a balanced and comprehensive picture of rangeland conditions and trends, b...
Federal Lands: Reasons for and Effects of Inadequate Public Access
RCED-92-116BR: Published: Apr 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of public access to land managed by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), focusing on: (1) the extent of, effects of, and reasons for inadequate public access; and (2) methods of resolving access problems.GAO sent a questionnaire to BLM and Forest Service units and found that: (1) about 50.4 million acres, or abou...
Rangeland Management: BLM's Hot Desert Grazing Program Merits Reconsideration
RCED-92-12: Published: Nov 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) management of the federal livestock grazing program in the Southwest desert areas, known as hot deserts, focusing on the program's environmental and budgetary costs and benefits.GAO found that: (1) current livestock grazing activity on BLM allotments in hot desert areas imposes the risk of long-term environment...
Land Management Systems: Extensive Cost Increases and Delays in BLM's Major Data Base Project
IMTEC-91-55: Published: Aug 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) progress in achieving the Geographic Coordinate Database (GCDB) project's goals to create a database for the Automated Land and Mineral Record System (ALMRS), which includes the coordinates of legal boundaries, lease sites, and other tracts, and the survey characteristics of public lands.GAO found that: (1) BLM...
Wildlife Management: Problems Being Experienced With Current Monitoring Approach
RCED-91-123: Published: Jul 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's management indicator species approach to monitoring wildlife and their habitat in national forests, focusing on the cost-effectiveness and ultimate usefulness of this approach.GAO found that: (1) although the management indicator approach is based on sound theory, several practical drawbacks exist which raise questions about wh...
Bureau of Reclamation: Federal Interests Not Adequately Protected in Land-Use Agreements
RCED-91-174: Published: Jul 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Reclamation's land-use agreements with Scottsdale, Arizona, to determine whether the: (1) terms and conditions of the agreements are consistent with federal law; (2) activities approved under the agreements are consistent with applicable agency policies and guidance; and (3) potential exists for the Bureau to enter into similar agreem...
Bureau of Reclamation: Land-Use Agreements With the City of Scottsdale, Arizona
T-RCED-91-74: Published: Jul 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1991.
GAO discussed two recreation land-use agreements between the Bureau of Reclamation and Scottsdale, Arizona, to determine whether the: (1) agreement terms and conditions are consistent with federal law; (2) approved activities are consistent with applicable agency policies and guidance; and (3) potential exists for the Bureau to enter into similar agreements elsewhere. GAO found that: (1) while the...
Rangeland Management: Current Formula Keeps Grazing Fees Low
RCED-91-185BR: Published: Jun 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) assessed the soundness of the formula for computing grazing fees on most federal lands; and (2) compared the formula results to those of alternative formulas using updated cost and price data.GAO found that: (1) although the current formula kept grazing fees low, it failed to recover reasonable program costs, since it did not produce a fee that covered...
Public Land Management: Observations on Management of Federal Wild Horse Program
T-RCED-91-71: Published: Jun 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1991.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) wild horse program. GAO noted that: (1) BLM removed thousands of wild horses from the range each year without the land condition data that would enable it to determine how many horses the land could support and how many needed to be removed to meet this capacity; (2) the number of wild horses BLM removed exceeded its adoption program's capacity;...