Accession Number : ADA322412

Title :   Forest Service Decision-Making: Greater Clarity Needed on Mission Priorities.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA322412

Report Date : 25 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : We are pleased to be here today to discuss the preliminary results of our work for you and other requesters on the decision-making process used by the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service in carrying out its mission. Your draft bill entitled the Public Land Management Responsibility and Accountability Restoration Act-is designed to provide the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management with the authority and ability to effectively manage their lands in accordance with the principles of multiple use and sustained yield and for other purposes. It does this by supplementing the agencies' planning statutes and other laws that apply to lands managed by the two agencies. As agreed, to help frame the discussion on your draft bill, we will present our preliminary views on the underlying causes of inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in the Forest Service's decision-making process.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *FORESTRY, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COST ANALYSIS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, HABITATS, LAND USE, WILDLIFE, FORESTS, WILDERNESS.

Subject Categories : Forestry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE