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Private Lands for Endangered Species Recovery

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This is a copy of the presentation I gave at Tara Talks I - The Mississippi Delta: Land Worth Conserving.

 

EPA SPCC Sample Plan

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.

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tier 1 qualified facility SPCC plan template

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.

 

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of Availability for Draft Recovery Crediting Guidance

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Candidate Notice of Review, November 2013

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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.

 

California Water Action Plan: Actions for Reliability, Restoration and Resilience

Gov. Brown directed the California Natural Resource Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to put together a multi-agency working group and identify key actions for the next one to five years that addresses urgent needs and provides the foundation for sustainable management of California's water resources.

 

Anaerobic Digestion 101

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This is an article from the EPA site about anaerobic/biomass recovery systems.  Click here to read the information: 

 

ACEP Fact Sheet

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Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing revised guidelines to states, territories, and the District of Columbia (hereinafter referred to as “states”) for the award of § 319 grants under the Clean Water Act for the implementation of nonpoint source (NPS) management programs.

 

Applying for and Administering CWA Section 319 Grants: A Guide for State Nonpoint Source Agencies

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This manual provides an overview of federal grant requirements that will guide state and territory nonpoint source agency staff when applying for and administering grants awarded under the Clean Water Act Section 319.

 

Section 319 Grants Streamlining Policy and Program Expectations for Expenditure of Funds

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This May 9, 2013 memorandum issues guidance on grants streamlining specific to the national Clean Water Act section 319 Nonpoint Source program and provides national program expectations regarding the rate of expenditure of funds by the states.

 

Fire! A Fair Weather Friend

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Wild in the Woods

 

Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP) Fact Sheet

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The Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP) is a competitive grants program that helps states and Indian tribes increase public access to private lands for wildlife-dependent recreation, such as hunting, fishing or hiking.

 

Federal Reforestation Deduction and Amortization

Qualified reforestation expenditures (or afforestation in the case of planting or seeding nonforested land) paid or incurred in a tax year to a maximum of $10,000 per qualified timber property (QTP) can be immediately deducted by all taxpayers, except trusts.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling

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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping

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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

New England Forests: The Path to Sustainability

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New England’s forests are the ultimate green resource for sustainability. Right now they are an underappreciated, underutilized resource.

 

Home Solar Panels: Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs

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Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever.

 

Agricultural Act of 2014

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The Farm Bill was signed by the President and became law the first week in February, 2014. This law will provide certainty for producers and Americans through 2018.

 

Massachusetts Court Clarifies Forest Property Tax Exemption

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In the Massachusetts Supreme Court case New England Forestry Foundation v. Board of Assessors of Hawley the Court found that a parcel of forestland NEFF owns is eligible for a full exemption from property taxes.

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Cooperative Conservation AmericaWhat is Cooperative Conservation America? CCA is a public forum for collecting and sharing the cooperative conservation stories, lessons, models and achievements of all Americans. It provides citizen conservationists from every walk of life an opportunity to contribute to, and learn from, a common pool of conservation knowledge, tools, and practices - a cumulative and evolving database of information that will advance citizen stewardship, foster community-based conservation, encourage and support the vital role of private lands and landowners, and expand and strengthen shared governance in the care and conservation of America's lands, waters, and wildlife.

 

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