U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

Information on Oil and Gas Activities in the National Wildlife Refuge System

GAO-02-64R: Published: Oct 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2001.

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This report provides information on oil and gas activities in the National Wildlife Refuge System. GAO focuses on (1) how many units produced or had oil or gas activities on their lands in 2000, (2) why these activities took place in these units, (3) the number of these units for which the federal government owned the oil and gas mineral rights, (4) resources available to these units to manage oil and gas activities, and (5) the effects of the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 on leases for oil and gas activities.

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