Wildlife (31 - 40 of 45 items)
Mineral Revenues: Collection and Distribution of Revenues From Acquired Lands
RCED-90-7: Published: Aug 2, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the collection and distribution of mineral revenues from acquired lands, focusing on the: (1) role of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) in collecting mineral revenues; (2) agencies involved and the processes they used to distribute mineral revenues; and (3) accuracy and timeliness of agencies' distributions of fiscal years...
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...
Shortfalls in BLM's Management of Wildlife Habitat in the California Desert Conservation Area
T-RCED-90-1: Published: Oct 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1989.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) management of wildlife habitat in the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA), focusing on its efforts to protect and enhance wildlife under current legislative authority. GAO found that: (1) in 1980, BLM developed a comprehensive land use plan that required it to develop specific plans for and monitor 57 wildlife habitat management areas and...
National Wildlife Refuges: Continuing Problems With Incompatible Uses Call for Bold Action
RCED-89-196: Published: Sep 8, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) management of the secondary uses of national wildlife refuges, focusing on whether FWS met the purposes for which the refuges were established.GAO found that: (1) although the refuges served their primary purpose of providing habitats and safe havens for wildlife, 90 percent of the 428 refuges had at least one...
Problems With Incompatible Uses on National Wildlife Refuges
T-RCED-89-61: Published: Sep 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1989.
GAO discussed the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) management of national wildlife refuges, focusing on incompatible secondary uses. GAO found that: (1) almost all refuges hosted secondary uses, including recreational, economic, and military activities; (2) at least one harmful secondary activity occurs on nearly 60 percent of the refuges; (3) although FWS did not identify each refuge's wildlife...
California Desert: Planned Wildlife Protection and Enhancement Objectives Not Achieved
RCED-89-171: Published: Jun 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed whether the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) appropriately considered wildlife interests in its management of the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA).GAO found that: (1) BLM is statutorily required to manage CDCA in accordance with the principles of multiple use, sustained yield, and resource protection; (2) BLM has worked to develop environm...
Proposed Alaska Land Exchanges
T-RCED-88-52: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1988.
GAO discussed a proposed land exchange through which: (1) the Department of the Interior would acquire 896,000 acres of Alaska-Native-owned lands in seven Alaska wildlife refuges; and (2) six Alaska Native corporations would receive oil and gas rights on about 166,000 acres in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). GAO noted that: (1) Interior had the authority to execute the exchange, althou...
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...
Economic Uses of the National Wildlife Refuge System Unlikely To Increase Significantly
RCED-84-108: Published: Jun 15, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's plans to expand the economic and public uses of lands included in the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS), focusing on: (1) how expansion decisions were reached and whether data provided by individual refuges were considered in Interior's plans; (2) plans to increase oil and gas development on NWRS lands; and (3)...