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Several customers made reference to online resources or reports as part of their comments. Links and references are provided:

Online Resources

The USGS does not maintain nor can it vouch for the content of the following references. They are provided as possible sources of additional information. Note: These links will open a new browser window.

Federal Emergency Management Agency referenced HAZUS software:
http://www.fema.gov/hazus/

Federal Geographic Data Committee standard on national vegetation classification:
http://biology.usgs.gov/fgdc.veg/standards/vegstd.htm

U.S. Forest Service referenced the need for science to implement the Montreal Protocol (on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer):
http://www.unep.org/ozone/montreal.htm

National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges referenced concern about the mineral assessment focus of USGS minerals programs as discussed in:
http://books.nap.edu/catalog/6297.html

National Association of University Fish and Wildlife Programs referenced the National Research Council's Ocean Studies Board's recent report on science for decision-making:
http://books.nap.edu/books/0309053390/html/index.html

National Association of University Fish and Wildlife Programs referenced the National Science Foundation biocomplexity initiative:
http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/be/start.htm

National Association of University Fish and Wildlife Programs recommended stronger working relationships be developed with the National Sea Grant program:
http://www.nsgo.seagrant.org/

National Association of University Fish and Wildlife Programs referenced a report by the Pinchot Institute on the evolution of training for foresters (in the context of many disciplines undergoing reevaluations of how to educate people who are going to be out at the grassroots level:
http://www.pinchot.org/pic/pic_edsummary.html

National Institutes of Building Sciences referenced its Multi- Hazard Loss Estimation Program, which produces HAZUS under cooperative agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency
http://www.nibs.org/hazus.HTM

National Institutes for Water Resources referenced the virtual course in watershed management that the Michigan Water Resources Institute has pioneered:
http://www.iwr.msu.edu/watershed/module-1.html

National Science Foundation referenced the Digital Library for Earth System Education:
http://www.dlese.org

Natural Resources Conservation Service referenced its Natural Resources Inventory:
http://www.nhq.nrcs.usda.gov/CCS/NRIrlse.html

Natural Resources Conservation Service cited two of its institutes:
National Water Management Center in Arkansas
http://wmc.ar.nrcs.usda.gov/
National Water and Climate Center in Oregon
http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/wcc.html

OhioView referenced its K-12 education and teacher-training program:
http://www.ohioview.org/k12

President's Committee of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) report, Teaming with Life (referred to by several customers in the context of NBII):
http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/OSTP/Environment/html/teamingcover.html

Yucca Mountain Project referenced the USGS review of DOE's Viability Assessment, which is linked from their web site under "OCRWM Highlights":
http://www.rw.doe.gov/homejava/homejava.htm

Reports

Applied Technology Council brought a copy of:
Proceedings: Workshop on improved characterization of strong ground shaking for seismic design (ATC 35-3)

U.S. Forest Service brought two water-related publications:
Water & the Forest Service (FS-660) and Past and Future Freshwater Use in the United States: A Technical Document Supporting the 2000 USDA Forest Service RPA Assessment (General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-39)

National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges referenced its upcoming annual report:
Footprints on the Landscape: Reducing the Effects of Nature on Human Populations

National Science Foundation brought two publications:
Shaping the Future: New Expectations for Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (NSF 96-141) and Undergraduate Education: Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology -- Program Announcement and Guidelines (NSF 99-53)


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