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Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
with other Federal Agencies

Government Agencies

Multi-Agency Agreements

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  1. Subject: Collaborative Science, Services and Tools to Support Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Management
    Date Signed: May 11, 2011
    Agencies: Army Corps of Engineers of the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Geological Survey of the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce
  2. Subject: A partnership for cooperation among the participating State and federal land, wildlife management and science agencies in the conservation and management of Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) habitats and other sagebrush-dependent wildlife throughout the Western United States and Canada.
    Date Signed: 9/18/2008
    Agencies: USGS, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, BLM, USFWS, Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency
  3. Subject: A partnership to support research, development, and information transfer to quantify the conservation benefits of land management practices and programs administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    Date Signed: 3/22/2007
    Agencies: USGS, USFWS, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Commodity Credit Corporation, and USDA Farm Service Agency
  4. Subject: Cooperation on issues related to the management and stewardship of the National Wilderness Preservation System, including but not limited to, the operation of the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute.
    Date Signed: 1/13/2005
    Agencies: USDA Forest Service, BLM, FWS, NPS, USGS

  5. Subject: Collaboration and cooperation in the management, research, protection, and conservation of cave and karst resources.
    Date Signed: 2/23/2012
    Agencies: DOI; USGS, BLM, FWS, NPS, and USDA; U.S. Forest Service

  6. Subject: To collaborate in commemorating the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
    Date Signed: 10/1/1998
    Agencies: Department of the Army COE, Department of Education, DOI, DOT, National Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Council

  7. Subject: Geologic, Mineral, Energy, and Environmental Information for Ecologically Based Management of Federal Lands
    Date Signed: 09/01/1997
    Agencies: BLM, USDA Forest Service, USGS

  8. Subject: Servicewide Memorandum of Understanding among USDA, Forest Service, USDI, Bureau of Land Management, and USDI, Geological Survey concerning: Geologic, Mineral, Energy, and Environmental Information for Ecologically Based Management of Federal Lands.
    Date Signed:

  9. Subject: Coordination and Joint Impelmentation of Great Lakes Deep-Water Fish Assessment and Ecology Activities.
    Date Signed: 5/4/2004
    Agencies: Council of Lake Committees, USGS, FWS

  10. Subject: To ensure optimum efficiency and maximum benefit to the Federal Government by integrating the resouces and expertise of the USGS with thos of the DoD in addressing environmental responsibilities and related issues.
    Date Signed: 6/10/1997

  11. Subject: Collaborate to develop and exchange science-based biological information for natural resource managers and to ensure preparedness, professionalism, and continuing education of wildlife biologists.
    Date signed: 6/30/2004

  12. Subject: To delineate certain of the Agencies' duties under the sections that require the Agencies to coordinate all applicable Federal authorizations and environmental reviews related to energy right-of-way corridor planning and energy right-of-way administration for proposed or exisitng utility facilities.
    Date signed: 2/8/2006
    Agencies: Agriculture, DoD, DOE, DOI

  13. Subject: Pertaining to the National Water Data Exchange
    Date Signed: 07/27/1977
    Agencies: EPA, Forest Service

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