The Resource Forest Service Decision-Making: A Framework for Improving Performance

Forest Service Decision-Making: A Framework for Improving Performance

Label
Forest Service Decision-Making: A Framework for Improving Performance
Title
Forest Service Decision-Making: A Framework for Improving Performance
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The decision-making process used by the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service in carrying out its mission is costly and time-consuming, and the agency often fails to achieve its planned objectives. The agency has spent over 20 years and over $250 million developing multiyear plans for managing national forests. It also spends about $250 million a year for environmental studies to support individual projects. However, according to an internal Forest Service report, inefficiencies within this process cost up to $100 million a year at the project level alone. In addition, by the time the agency has completed its decision-making, it often finds that it is unable to achieve the plans' objectives or implement planned projects because of new information and events, as well as changes in funding and natural conditions. In response to congressional requests, GAO examined the Forest Service's decision-making process. In this report, GAO discusses the internal and external causes of inefficiency and ineffectiveness in the process: (1) the inadequate attention that the Forest Service has given to improving the process; (2) the lack of agreement, both inside and outside the agency, on how it is to resolve conflicts among competing uses on its lands; (3) unresolved interagency issues that transcend its administrative boundaries and jurisdiction; and (4) differences in the requirements of laws that help frame its decision-making
Cataloging source
DTICE
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV
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  • United states government
  • Decision making
  • Forestry
  • Requirements
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Boundaries
  • Deficiencies
  • Forestry
  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
Label
Forest Service Decision-Making: A Framework for Improving Performance
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Report to Congressional Requesters
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
147 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227845425
  • (OCoLC)ocn227845425
Label
Forest Service Decision-Making: A Framework for Improving Performance
Publication
Note
Report to Congressional Requesters
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
147 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227845425
  • (OCoLC)ocn227845425

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