National parks (41 - 50 of 50 items)
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...
Parks and Recreation: Access Permits to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Improperly Granted
RCED-87-69: Published: Dec 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) access permit program at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, specifically whether individuals with vehicular access permits met the prescribed residential or commercial criteria. GAO examined: (1) laws and regulations to determine how access permits were issued; and (2) the refuge office fi...
Federal Land Acquisition: An Update on Federal Agencies' Progress Under the Alaska Lands Act
RCED-87-41FS: Published: Nov 12, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the status of federal agencies' implementation of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, focusing on sections of the act which set a completion deadline of December 2, 1985.GAO identified eight sections of the act requiring federal agency implementation by the deadline and found that: (1) agencies did not meet the deadline on any o...
Parks and Recreation: Recreational Fee Authorizations, Prohibitions, and Limitations
RCED-86-149: Published: May 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal land use recreational fee authorizations, prohibitions, and limitations, and related policies concerning such fees.GAO noted that: (1) the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 authorizes the assessment of entrance fees, use fees, and special-recreational-use permit fees for public lands; (2) the seven federal land management agen...
Public Lands: Interior Should Ensure Against Abuses From Hardrock Mining
RCED-86-48: Published: Mar 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1986.
GAO evaluated how the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) carries out its mining claim recording and environmental protection responsibilities under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, focusing on BLM procedures for ensuring that: (1) it gets enough information to determine the location and validity of mining claims on federal lands; and (2) mined lands are adequately reclaimed once mining act...
Activities of the National Park Service
B-185247: Published: Mar 22, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Allegations That Congressman Seiberling Received Preferential Treatment Regarding Land Transactions in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area
CED-80-135: Published: Aug 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1980.
Allegations were made that Congressman Seiberling received preferential treatment from the National Park Service (NPS) regarding land he owned and previously owned in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area (CVNRA). Specifically, it was alleged that he was allowed to keep his home in the recreation area subject to certain restrictions (a scenic easement) while others were required to sell the...
Review of the Cost of the Redwood National Park Expansion
CED-79-34: Published: Jan 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1979.
Redwood National Park, in northern California, was established in two legislative increments. Since March 1978, the National Park Service and the Department of Justice have been involved in a complicated process to determine the cost of the acquisition. A review was made, from August through December 1978, to examine: the status of the 1978 legislative taking, including steps involved in settlin...
Information on the Acquisition of Lands for Redwood National Park
CED-77-122: Published: Aug 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1977.
The Redwood National Park Act established a Redwood National Park in California and authorized $92 million for land acquisition, providing for just compensation for lands taken in the form of cash or by exchange of federally owned property. Responsibility for carrying out negotiations and settlements with the four large timber companies was delegated to the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.The total c...
Concessions Management by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior
100189: Dec 9, 1976
In 1974, GAO reviewed: (1) the monitoring and evaluation of concessions operations; (2) the encouragement of competition and the considerations given small business in the award and renewal of concession contracts; (3) the adequacy of policies and practices for establishing concessioner franchise fees; and (4) the extent of compliance with environmental requirements in approving new facilities. La...