Federal Land Management: Comments on Selected Provisions of S. 1320--A Bill to Revise Federal Land Management Planning - GAO Report
|Date:||July 22, 1999|
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The planning-related provisions of titles I and II of S.1320?the Public Lands Planning and Management Improvement Act of 1999--would provide new authority and give greater responsibility and accountability to the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management for planning and managing federal lands under their jurisdiction. The testimony discusses (1) the statutory basis for the Forest Service's current mission priorities, (2) the clarity of the mission statement in S.1320, and (3) the extent to which the bill addresses identified planning deficiencies.