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Conservation of natural resources -- United States

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View Resource Natural Resources Defense Council

From the Natural Resources Defense Council, this website has the latest news from the Hill, plus information everyone needs on the state of our air, water, land and health. Initial contents include "State of Nature," a regular bulletin on environmental legislation; action guidelines; and findings on subjects ranging from children and environmental carcinogens to the pollution of U.S. coastal...

https://www.nrdc.org/
View Resource Midcontinent Ecological Science Center (MESC)

This information-rich site from the US Geological Survey (USGS) describes MESC research projects, educational materials, publications, and scientific news pertaining to "the conservation and management of natural resources in interior western landscapes." One of sixteen science centers in the USGS's Biological Resources Division, MESC works "to provide the scientific understanding and technologies...

https://www.fort.usgs.gov/
View Resource Wetlands Reserve Program

Recognizing that the health of the nation's wetlands depends on the fate of private (as well as public-owned) wetlands, the Wetlands Reserve Program is an important, voluntary initiative led by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide "technical and financial support" to help private landowners restore their wetlands. This straightforward site describes the Wetlands...

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/pr...
View Resource U.S. Department of the Interior: News

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) is charged with overseeing the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and the US Geological Survey, among other agencies. Those interested in wildlife and habitat conservation and the role that government agencies play in such efforts will find useful news releases at this site. The DOI homepage provides news and information on DOI...

https://www.doi.gov/news
View Resource National Resources Inventory

From the National Resources Conservation Service and the US Department of Agriculture, the recently released 1997 National Resources Inventory provides a statistically-based account of "conditions and trends of soil, water, and related resources" on US non-federal lands, including data on wetlands, conservation practices, farmland, land use, and more. The makers claim, "it is the most...

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/tech...
View Resource Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a powerful government agency within the US Department of the Interior, administers 264 million acres of America's public lands, primarily in the western US states. For those interested in what, exactly, the BLM does in order "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations," this...

https://www.blm.gov/
View Resource The Chesapeake Bay Program

This Web site is the online presence of the Chesapeake Bay Program, "a unique regional partnership that has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay." The site offers a wealth of information regarding the region's flora and fauna, habitats and ecosystem processes, restoration efforts, current events, and much more. For instance, click on Animals and Plants to access pages and pages...

https://www.chesapeakebay.net/
View Resource Natural Resources Defense Council: The Bush Record

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) offers The Bush Record -- "the real story on this administration's dealing on environmental issues, from NRDC's scientists, lawyers, and policy experts." The main Web page highlights the administration's most recent actions. Readers may also access related reports, search The Bush Record by date, and find out how to get involved with the NRDC's efforts...

https://www.nrdc.org/resources/rewriting-rules-bush-administ...
View Resource Land & Water Conservation Fund

In 1965, the US Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) "to preserve open space, develop recreation opportunities, and assure that all Americans have access to quality outdoor recreation." The Land and Water Conservation Fund receives $900 million annually, mainly from ocean oil drilling revenues. However, as much as 85 percent of each year's Fund is diverted for purposes...

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/lwcf/index.htm
View Resource The Center for Watershed Protection

The Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) "provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation's most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes, and rivers." The CWP website offers a number of online, open-access resources, including technical reports, case studies and watershed assessment protocols....

https://www.cwp.org/
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