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ARE NEONICOTINOIDS KILLING BEES? A Review of Research into the Effects of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Bees, with Recommendations for Action

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Neonicotinoids are a group of long-lasting insecticides that are absorbed by plants and then dispersed through plant tissue, making flower nectar and pollen poisonous.

 

Local Meat and Poultry Processing - The Importance of Business Commitments for Long-Term Viability

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Stabilizing and enhancing meat and poultry processing for local markets requires that farmers and processors build more established and predictable business relationships, shifting from “convenience” to longer term “commitment.

 

BEYOND THE BIRDS AND THE BEES Effects of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Agriculturally Important Beneficial Invertebrates

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A comprehensive review of published articles and research that demonstrates risks from neonicotinoids to beneficial invertebrates other than bees (i.

 

Swimming Upstream - Freshwater Fish in a Warming World

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National Wildlife Federation report.

 

Conserving Habitat Through the Federal Farm Bill - A Guide for Land Trusts and Landowners

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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.

 

Species Exterpation

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Local Wildlife Extinction Southern New Jersey Pine Chickens Ruffed Grouse

 

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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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.

 

Fire! A Fair Weather Friend

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Wild in the Woods

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Major Existing EPA Laws and Programs That Could Affect Agricultural Producers June, 2007

This summary, produced by the Environmental Protection Agency Agricultural Counselor Office of the Administrator, provides a succinct, general description of EPA’s requirements, and should be used as a guide or compliance assistance tool.

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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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