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Federal Land Management: Status and Uses of Wilderness Study Areas

RCED-93-151 Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the wilderness study areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service, focusing on: (1) legislative guidance and agency policies governing wilderness study area management; (2) the various activities and uses of the study areas; (3) the ways these activities and uses affect the areas; and (4) agency actions to monitor and restrict these uses and repair damage.

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