Federal Land:

Little Progress Made in Improving Oversight of Concessioners

T-RCED-93-42: Published: May 27, 1993. Publicly Released: May 27, 1993.

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GAO discussed government policies and practices for managing recreation concessioners on federal land, focusing on: (1) the progress of federal agencies in improving concessions management; and (2) the need for effective concessioner management to sustain natural resources for future generations. GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies lack complete and centralized data to effectively manage concessioners; (2) the agencies have only developed initial plans for upgrading information resources; (3) the agencies are not obtaining a fair return from concessioners; (4) the Park Service has not developed a system to value non-fee compensation from concessioners or determined what types of non-fee compensation are appropriate; (5) the Bureau of Reclamation has not revised its guidance on compensation for federal land use; (6) concession policies need revision, particularly regarding concessioners' possessory interest and preferential right of contract renewal; and (7) the agencies need to receive revenue from concession fees to maintain recreational facilities.

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