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For those of us who live in market economy cultures, such as the United States, we have long become accustomed to “bottom lines,” the economic or business bottom line in particular.
In Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District the U.S. Supreme Court found that the district's denial of a permit to a landowner seeking to develop wetlands on his property was an unconstitutional taking.
Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior https://www.landcan.org/article/Endangered-and-Threatened-Wildlife-and-Plants-Notice-of-Availability-for-Draft-Recovery-Crediting-Guidance-/1797/
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The Candidate Notice of Review is a yearly appraisal of the current status of plants and animals considered candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
U.S. EPA, Office of Water
The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of water’s importance to U.S. economic welfare, and to summarize information that public and private decision-makers can use to better manage the nation’s water resources.
Todd Gartner, James Mulligan, Rowan Schmidt, and John Gunn (editors)
Cities and towns across the United States face a growing water crisis. Aging water infrastructure, increasing demand, continued land use change, and increasingly extreme weather events are driving the costs of water management higher in the United States.
GRACE Communications Foundation
The power industry uses more water than any other sector of the US economy. Nearly all of this water is used for once-through cooling, an outdated process that uses enormous volumes of water and discharges it back into the environment at elevated temperatures.
USDA Office of Tribal Relations and USDA Forest Service
Report calls for USDA and the U.S. Forest Service to work more closely with tribal governments in the protection, respectful interpretation and appropriate access to Indian sacred sites.
USDA - Forest Service
The Final Rule The Forest Service has supplemented its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations (36 CFR Part 220) with three new categorical exclusions for activities that restore lands negatively impacted by water control structures, natural and human caused events, and roads and trails.
USDA - Forest Service
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 – The U.S. Forest Service today published in the Federal Register a final rule improving the agency’s ability to restore lands affected by roads, trails, structures such as levees, culverts and drainage tiles and disturbance events such as floods and hurricanes.
USDA - Forest Service
More information about the categorical exclusions for soil and water restoration can be found here.
On October 2, 2013 Congress passed a one year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act as part of HR 527 Helium Stewardship Act.
An example of a farm facility and how the farmer determines he is covered by the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule and prepares an SPCC Plan.
This template is intended to help the owner or operator of a Tier I qualified facility develop a self-certified Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.
Ben A. Minteer and Stephen J. Pyne
The conventional narrative of American environmentalism is no longer very helpful for conservationists and restorationists seeking philosophical justification and guidance for their work.
Erin Muths,Robin E. Jung, Larissa L. Bailey, Michael J. Adams, P. Stephen Corn, C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr., Gary M. Fellers, Walter J. Sadinski, Cecil R. Schwalbe, Susan C. Walls, Robert N. Fisher, Alisa L. Gallant, William A. Battaglin, and D. Earl Green
Most research to assess amphibian declines has focused on local-scale projects on one or a few species. The Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) is a national program in the United States mandated by congressional directive and implemented by the U.
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
This report is being provided to inform policy makers and the public about the investment that has occurred through the Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s (SNC) Proposition 84 grant program.
A description of how biomass is being used for energy in Louisiana with an emphasis on the potential for expansion in the industry. View on lsuagcenter.c ...
Jody M. Endres
Renewable energy policies generally have assumed that forests can provide a significant source of environmentally-friendly feedstocks for electricity, heat and power generation.
National Bobwhite Technical Committee
Bobwhite Basics is an explanation of what bobwhite quail require for habitat, food and the land management practices that create or maintain their habitat.