When Congress established the Recreational
Fee Demonstration Program, a reporting system was put in place to
monitor the progress and success of this Interagency experiment.
Each year, the four agencies - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau
of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service - compiled a general overview
that included common data collected for each agency. In addition
to these Interagency Annual Reports, Congress required an Interim
Report on the first four years of this demonstration program.
With the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, a triennial
reporting system was established. The first triennial report was
completed May 2006.
Audits by the Department of Interior, Office of Inspector
General and the General Accounting Office have resulted in overall
positive reports. The recommendations continue to be incorporated
into the management of the program.
Triennial 2006 Report (1674KB)
Interim Report (3583KB)
OIG - Fee Demo Program Beneficial, But Could Be More Effective (3474KB)
GAO - 2001 Management Improvements Can Help the Demonstration Program Enhance Visitor Services (1510KB)
GAO - 1999 Demonstration Has Increased Revenues, but Impact on Park Service Backlog Is Uncertain (1489KB)
GAO - 1999 Recreational Fee Demonstration Program Spending Priorities (1111KB)
GAO - 1998 Demonstration Fee Program Successful in Raising Revenues but Could Be Improved (3413KB)