Natural resources (61 - 70 of 97 items)
National Park Service: Scope and Cost of America's Industrial Heritage Project Need to Be Defined
RCED-93-134: Published: May 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation Commission's America's Industrial Heritage Project (AIHP), focusing on: (1) AIHP total costs and funding; (2) AIHP project development and how AIHP projects relate to the National Park Service's national priorities list; and (3) who is responsible for future AIHP project operation and maintenance...
Forest Service: Little Assurance That Fair Market Value Fees Are Collected From Ski Areas
RCED-93-107: Published: Apr 16, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) whether the Forest Service's graduated rate fee system (GRFS) generates fair-market value fees for ski resorts operating on its land; (2) whether a ski industry-developed fee system would collect fair-market value fees; and (3) how the ski industry's fee system compares with GRFS.GAO found that: (1) GRFS does not ensure that the Service receiv...
Rangeland Management: BLM's Range Improvement Project Data Base Is Incomplete and Inaccurate
RCED-93-92: Published: Apr 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) use of range management funds, focusing on the: (1) types of range improvement projects funded; (2) cost of each project; and (3) rangeland resources that benefit from the projects.GAO found that: (1) BLM uses the Federal Financial System (FFS) and the Range Improvement Project System (RIPS) to track range impr...
Natural Resources Management: Issues to Be Considered by the Congress and Administration
T-RCED-93-5: Published: Feb 2, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1993.
GAO discussed its December 1992 transition series report on natural resources management issues, focusing on the proposal to obtain a better return for the sale or use of federally managed natural resources. GAO noted that: (1) the existing infrastructure increasingly needs repair, and the land's condition is deteriorating while natural resources management staff face increasing responsibilities a...
Natural Resources Management Issues
OCG-93-17TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed major federal policy, management, and program issues facing Congress and the new administration in natural resources management.GAO found that: (1) increases in annual appropriations for managing natural resources have not been large enough to fulfill infrastructure and staffing needs; (2) an alternative for addressing the declining condition of t...
Rangeland Management: Profile of the Bureau of Land Management's Grazing Allotments and Permits
RCED-92-213FS: Published: Jun 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented information on livestock grazing on public rangeland managed by the Bureau of Land Management, focusing on: (1) the number, average acreage, and average stocking rate of BLM allotments; and (2) the total and average number of animal unit months covered by grazing permits.GAO found that, as of September 1991: (1) BLM administered 22,058 allotments...
National Park Service: Policies and Practices for Determining Concessioners' Building Use Fees
T-RCED-92-66: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
GAO discussed the fees that National Park Service (NPS) concessioners pay for using federally owned facilities. GAO noted that: (1) NPS does not maintain data on concession agreements that include the use of federally owned facilities; (2) in 1990, there were about 150 agreements involving concessioners' use of about 1,400 federally owned facilities; (3) those concessioners' gross revenues ranged...
Rangeland Management: Interior's Monitoring Has Fallen Short of Agency Requirements
RCED-92-51: Published: Feb 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) performance in: (1) monitoring the impact of grazing on range conditions; and (2) taking action to change grazing conditions when needed.GAO found that: (1) BLM has only collected monitoring data for half of the 14,000 allotments that it should have completed within the last 5 years; (2) although BLM focused it...
Rangeland Management: Comparison of Rangeland Condition Reports
RCED-91-191: Published: Jul 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on its 1988 report on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and Forest Service's rangeland management programs, comparing the conclusions and analyzing the findings of two studies conducted by BLM and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on the condition of the public rangeland under BLM jurisdiction.GAO found that: (1) although NRDC and...
Federal Lands: Improvements Needed in Managing Concessioners
RCED-91-163: Published: Jun 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) laws and policies governing recreation concession operations on federal lands; (2) total number and types of concession agreements; (3) total return to the government from concession operations; and (4) federal recreation resources management practices of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...