The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (discussed in the November 12, 1997 Scout Report for Science & Engineering
) has just placed online this magnificent resource on the Ecological Regions of North America. Available in English, Spanish, or French, the publication may be browsed on-site or downloaded (.pdf format). Ecological Regions of North America was created as part of a major regional effort "to redraw the North American map in terms of ecosystems and ecological regions instead of political boundaries." The heart of the site is the hyperlinked color map of North American ecological regions; clicking on each ecological region will transport the user to detailed sections providing photos, descriptions, and case studies. For French or Spanish versions, select "Environmental Conservation" on the CEC Publications page.