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View Resource United States Invasive Species Draft Management Plan: Preparing for the Future

The National Invasive Species Council, in conjunction with the (non-federal) Invasive Species Advisory Council, has just released the first draft of a national invasive species management plan. The document, in .pdf format, describes "the conceptual framework and preliminary recommendations for federal actions to prevent and control the spread of invasive species within the United States and among...
View Resource Grand Challenges in Environmental Sciences

This title from the National Academy Press (NAP) is accessible in its entirety online. Requested by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and written by the National Academies's National Research Council, this report identifies and describes eight important areas of environmental research for the next generation. Not in order of importance, these challenges are Biogeochemical Cycles, Biodiversity...
View Resource Research and Applications: Gap Analysis

The US Geological Survey's Gap Analysis Program (GAP) is a cooperative project that attempts to map land cover and vertebrate species distribution in order to enhance conservation land management activities. Visitors can view data about protected areas and species as well as read USGS publications on this program.
View Resource USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

The United States Geological Survey's Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) was officially created in 1994, but a variety of predecessor organizations had been working on similar projects for several decades before that. With field stations located across the West, FRESC works on a variety of scientific endeavors, including studies related to wildlife ecology, conservation...