Wildlife (41 - 45 of 45 items)
Corps of Engineers' Acquisition of Fish Hatchery Proves Costly
CED-81-109: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Corps of Engineers' purchase of the Crystal Springs Ranch fish hatchery in connection with the loss of steelhead trout due to dam construction on the lower Snake River. GAO reviewed the appraised value of the hatchery and whether the Corps should have considered contracting with private hatcheries to raise some of the fish.GAO believes that the method used by the Corps to determin...
Cost Estimate for the Currituck Outer Banks National Wildlife Refuge Needs Revision
CED-81-48: Published: Apr 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1981.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed establishing a national wildlife refuge in the Currituck Outer Banks off the North Carolina coast. The Service has estimated that the cost of acquiring the 16,000 acres of land and wetlands for the refuge will be about $94 million over a 5-year acquisition period. GAO was asked to determine whether the Service followed its regulations and policies in...
GAO Studies on Federal Land Use Policies and Alternatives
112376: May 22, 1980
Comments were provided on some of the studies GAO has completed and plans to complete on Federal land use policies. During the past few years, GAO has issued a number of reports on Federal land use policies and programs. Among these are: (1) a report on Alaska tourism; (2) a surface mining and reclamation report; (3) a report on the rivers added to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; and (...
Greater Emphasis Needed on Military Fish and Wildlife and Public Outdoor Recreation Planning and Management Activities
CED-77-106: Published: Aug 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1977.
Although about 19 million of the 26 million acres of land administered by the Department of Defense (DOD) are now managed for fish and wildlife purposes, programs at some military installations have not reached their full potential.Some installations have strong and aggressive fish and wildlife programs, but some installations have fish and wildlife plans that are outdated or inadequate because of...
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...