National forests (21 - 30 of 58 items)
Forest Service: Barriers to Generating Revenue or Reducing Costs
RCED-98-58: Published: Feb 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the efforts by nonfederal land managers to generate revenue or become financially self-sufficient from the sale or use of natural resources on their lands; and (2) legal and other barriers that may preclude the Forest Service from implementing similar efforts on its lands.GAO noted that: (1) the nonfederal land managers whose efforts GAO revie...
Land Ownership: Similarities and Differences in the Management of Selected State and Federal Land Units
RCED-97-158: Published: Jun 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared state and federal land management, focusing on: (1) the purposes and uses for which state-owned lands are managed; and (2) state and federal land management activities, operating costs, and revenues.GAO noted that: (1) the majority of state-owned lands in New Mexico and Utah are trust lands, which are managed to generate revenue and are generally n...
Natural Resources: Five-Year Bibliography 1991-1995
RCED-96-165W: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
GAO published a list and abstracts of its natural resources-related reports and testimony issued from January 1991 through December 1995, regarding such issues as: (1) land and natural resources management; (2) the National Park System; (3) national forests; (4) concessioners; (5) recreation activities; (6) financial management; (7) endangered species and wildlife conservation; (8) wetlands conser...
Federal Lands: Concession Reform is Needed
T-RCED/GGD-96-223: Published: Jul 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1996.
GAO discussed its work on concessions issues, concession reform, and the National Park Service's (NPS) use of concessioner special accounts. GAO noted that: (1) in 1994, there were 11,000 concession agreements throughout the federal government; (2) the agreements generated over $2.2 billion in revenue for concessioners; (3) while concessioners in land management agencies paid the government an ave...
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...
Forest Service: Issues Related to Managing National Forests for Multiple Uses
T-RCED-96-111: Published: Mar 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Forest Service's management of national forests, focusing on the issues related to multiple use of forest land. GAO noted that: (1) the Forest Service's decisions are affected by changing natural land conditions, funding, and new information and events; (2) laws concerning forest land use are complicated by fragmented authority b...
Land Ownership: Information on the Acreage, Management, and Use of Federal and Other Lands
RCED-96-40: Published: Mar 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's ownership, management, use, and regulation of lands in the United States, focusing on: (1) changes in the ownership of lands managed by the four major land management agencies from June 1964 through September 1994; (2) changes in the number of acres managed for conservation; (3) nonfederal acreage that is subject to federal...
Federal Lands: Information on Land Owned and Acquired
T-RCED-96-73: Published: Feb 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1996.
GAO discussed historical changes in the federal government's land ownership over the last 30 years. GAO noted that: (1) as of the end of fiscal year 1994, the 4 major land management agencies controlled a total of 623 million acres; (2) the 78 million-acre decrease in federally managed lands between 1964 and 1994 was mainly due to transfers of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land to Alaska and Nat...
Federal Lands: Information on the Use and Impact of Off-Highway Vehicles
RCED-95-209: Published: Aug 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and the Forest Service's implementation of executive orders regulating the use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) on federal lands, focusing on the agencies': (1) designation of federal lands for OHV use; (2) monitoring of OHV use to identify adverse effects and any needed corrective actions; and (3) compliance with...