National forests (51 - 58 of 58 items)
Administration of the Federal Ban on Exports of Unprocessed Federal Timber
T-RCED-90-51: Published: Mar 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
GAO discussed the implementation of the federal ban on exports of unprocessed federal timber. GAO noted that: (1) Congress imposed the restrictions in 1973 because of the adverse impact of federal timber exports on the domestic wood-processing industry; (2) the ban's provisions allowed timber-exporting companies to maintain their historic export levels for private timber and to buy federal timber...
Alaska Wildlife Refuges: Restrictive Criteria Used to Recommend Additional Wilderness
RCED-89-155: Published: Sep 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) recommendations for additional wilderness designations in its 16 Alaska wildlife refuges.GAO found that: (1) FWS recommended designating an additional 3.4 million acres of refuge lands as wilderness areas, although 52.6 million acres qualified as wilderness; (2) refuge managers and planning team members recomme...
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...
Cultural Resources: Problems Protecting and Preserving Federal Archeological Resources
RCED-88-3: Published: Dec 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed three federal agencies' management of archeological resources on federal lands to determine: (1) the extent of looting that has occurred; (2) what the agencies are doing to prevent looting of resources; and (3) what actions the agencies are taking to remove and properly preserve artifacts.GAO found that: (1) looters are destroying valuable scien...
Illegal and Unauthorized Activities on Public Lands--A Problem With Serious Implications
CED-82-48: Published: Mar 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1982.
GAO reviewed the federal role in providing outdoor recreation in California and Oregon.GAO noted that field officials at selected locations of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service are not always effectively enforcing laws relating to illegal and unauthorized activities on public lands. Although the magnitude and seriousness of crimes such as burglary and larceny, marihuana cu...
How to Improve U.S. Forest Service Reports on Forest Resources
PAD-77-29: Published: Feb 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1977.
The Forest Services Renewable Resource Assessment is designed to inventory renewable forest and range resources and to analyze the supply and demand for them. The Renewable Resource Program is designed for management of these resources.The 1975 Assessment and Program documents were hard to read; the writing style was verbose, and statistics were not documented. Major issues were not discussed sepa...
Data on the Proceeds Collected During 1972 From the Use or Lease of Federal Lands
B-105156: Published: Feb 12, 1974. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1975.
No summary is currently available...
Report to the Congress of the United States: Follow Up Review of Adjustments Made in Fees Charged for Summer Home Sites On National Forest Lands
B-152490: Published: Jan 18, 1966. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1966.
The General Accounting Office has made a follow-up review of the action taken by the Forest Service through May 1965 to adjust special-use permit fees for summer-home sites. In GAO's report of March 18, 1963, to the Congress on a review of recreation and other selected land use activities of the Forest Service (B-125053), we pointed out that, in some instances, the fees (1) were not computed, in a...