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  • Invasivespecies.gov (747)

    Invasivespecies.gov is the gateway to (US) Federal efforts concerning invasive species. On this site you can learn about the impacts of invasive species and the Federal government's response, as well as read select species profiles and find links to agencies and organizations dealing with invasive species issues. Invasivespecies.gov is also the Web site for the National Invasive Species Council, which coordinates Federal responses to the problem. (5/21/2005)

  • USGS-National Wetlands Research Center (836)

    The National Wetlands Research Center is a source and clearinghouse of science information about wetlands in the United States and the world for fellow agencies, private entities, academia, and the public at large. The Center provides information on wetland habitats through a system of peer reviewed journal articles, databases, synthesis reports, workshops, conferences, technical assistance, training, and information/library services. The Center, also, solves wetland-related problems and conducts status and trends inventories of wetland habitats, evaluates wetland problems, and conducts field and laboratory research on wetland issues. Online resources include a digital library of NWRC publications and access to maps and data. (4/15/2005)

  • United Nations Environment Program: Freshwater (726)

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) addresses the issue of how the decline in the quantity and quality of the world's freshwater resources "may prove to be the dominant issue on the environment and development agenda of the coming century." Users can learn about water scarcity, water and sanitation, water quality, groundwater, floods and droughts, and other key water-related issues. The website provides links to case studies of some of these key issues such as the mitigation of the impact of urbanization on freshwater resources in Africa. Researchers can find conference proceedings, information on institutions and programs dealing with water resource issues, and policy documentation. [From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004. http://scout.wisc.edu] (10/15/2004)

  • Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (725)

    The Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) was formed by the U.S. Geological Survey as a national program for amphibian conservation, research, and monitoring. The website provides background information about ARMI as well as sections on Monitoring, Research & Development, Regions & People, and Products. The Research & Development section includes information about ongoing efforts at national, regional, and local levels. The Products section links to an extensive list of publications (some of which are hyperlinked) including Journal Articles, Circulars, Reports, and more. The site also links to great resources like The ARMI Web Tool, and The ARMI National Atlas. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. (5/28/2004)

  • Science and Technology Canada: Environment (516)

    A supersite containing links to the various federal departments with environmental oversight responsibilities. Listings are general or by specific topic such as: air, water, geology, etc. Information is available in both English and French. (5/28/2004)

  • U.S EPA - Science Inventory (1041)

    EPA’s Science Inventory is a searchable, Agency-wide catalog of more than 4,000 science activities such as research, technical assistance and assessments, along with more than 750 peer-reviewed products. The database contains more than 19,000 records in the archives including project descriptions, products produced, types of peer review, links to related work and contacts for additional information. (1/23/2004)

  • The Biological Assessment of Wetlands Workgroup (USEPA) (763)

    The Biological Assessment of Wetlands Workgroup (BAWWG, affectionately referred to as "bog") was formed in 1997 with the objective of improving methods and programs to evaluate the biological integrity of wetlands. The national workgroup consists of wetland scientists from federal agencies, states, and universities. BAWWG is coordinated by the EPA's Wetlands Division and Office of Science and Technology. Sections of the site includes case studies, methods and bibliography. (7/15/2002)

  • Annotated List of 36 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) (815)

    This list provides geographic location, activity categories, and descriptions of 36 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The descriptions are one-to-three paragraphs long, and links to Websites of each FFRDC and its sponsoring agencies (Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, etc.) are given. Also at this site is a listing of Decertifications, Closures and Renaming of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, 1968-2000.
    From The Scout Report for Science & Engineering, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/ (12/7/2000)

  • NASA - Technical Report Writing Guide (702)

    The guide explains the fundamentals of writing and reviewing technical reports and specifically how these fundamentals are applied to NASA reports. The intention is to briefly state the desirable qualities of a good report and to encourage clarity in conveying thoughts into written form. Chapters include: Stages of Report Preparation - Report Style - Report Introduction - Experiment and Analysis Descriptions - Results and Discussion - Concluding and Supporting Sections - Review of Reports - References - Author's Checklist and Report Writing Aids. (1/20/2000)

  • Canada Centre for Inland Waters (677)


  • National Water Research Institute (711)


  • USGS - Stream and Riparian Ecology Section (782)

    Information and technology for water resource management and environmental decisionmakers in order to conserve and enhance river/reservoir ecosystems (12/10/1998)

  • Environmental Protection Agency (670)


  • Environment Australia Online (637)


  • California Environmental Resources Evaluation System - CERES (676)


  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Home Page (620)

    NOAA's mission: Promoting environmental stewardship in order to conserve and wisely manage the Nation's marine and coastal resources. Describing, monitoring, and predicting changes in the Earth's environment in order to ensure and enhance sustainable economic opportunities. (10/1/1998)

  • United States Bureau of the Census Home Page (609)


  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service Home Page (657)

    The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. (10/1/1998)

  • United States Geological Survey (664)


  • EPA Office of Water Homepage (681)

    Index of Watershed Indicators (IWI), "Surf your watershed", Five Star Restoration Program, American Heritage Rivers, Water Topics, EPA publications, more... (10/1/1998)

  • Department of Energy Home Page (688)


  • Global Change Master Directory (630)

    The Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) is a directory service offering a comprehensive source of information about Earth science, environmental, climate and global change data holdings available to the worldwide scientific community. Data set descriptions from several U.S. agencies, universities and research centers as well as from similar organizations abroad are described in the GCMD. (10/1/1998)

  • Great Lakes Commission (876)

    An eight-state compact agency founded in state and federal law, the Commission represents the collective views of the eight Great Lakes states. Since 1955, the Commission has been mandated "to promote the orderly, integrated and comprehensive development, use and conservation of the water resources of the Great Lakes Basin. (10/1/1998)

  • Man and the Biosphere (1457)

    U.S.MAB is an interagency effort which funds policy-relevant research on ecosystem sustainability, global change, and biodiversity. It coordinates the development of a national network of biosphere reserves. (10/1/1998)

  • NIWA (683)

    The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Ltd. New Zealand. (10/1/1998)

  • National Biological Information Infrastructure (701)

    A network of distributed databases and information sources on biological resources from the USGS Biological Resources Division. (Formerly the National Biological Survey of the US Dept. of the Interior.) (10/1/1998)

  • NSF Grants, Funding, and Program Areas (742)


  • National Marine Fisheries Service (663)

    The National Marine Fisheries Service administers NOAA's programs which support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources. (10/1/1998)

  • National Park Service (611)


  • National Wetlands Inventory (NWI), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (823)


  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ESDIM Home Page (864)

    NOAA Environmental Information Services provides information about organizations, on-line systems, data sets, and other products available from NOAA from the data centers and other NOAA data providers. (10/1/1998)

  • USFWS - National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) (416)

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal U.S. federal agency that provides information to the public on the extent and status of the Nation's wetlands. The agency has developed a series of topical maps to show wetlands and deepwater habitats. This geospatial information is used by Federal, State, and local agencies, academic institutions, and private industry for management, research, policy development, education and planning activities. Digital data can be viewed and downloaded through several methods - these include: ESRI shape files (.shp); Google Earth (.kmz); and addresses for OGC web map services (WMS). The site also includes an interactive online map viewer and searchable documents library. ()

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