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Environmental assessment
The evaluation of the status of a specific ecosystem or geographic area and how a proposed change in management or a proposed project will affect that status.
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Presettlement and contemporary vegetation patterns along two navigation reaches of the Upper Mississippi River [More info]
Study to reconstruct presettlement vegetation patterns along two navigation reaches of the Upper Mississippi.
Science In Your Watershed [More info]
Enables you to identify and locate a specific watershed, find scientific publications or research work going on there, and begin to integrate observations of your watershed with other data.
The Baltimore-Washington Regional Collaboratory Land-Use History Research Program [More info]
A description of research activities of the Baltimore-Washington Regional Collaboratory urban growth in the Chesapeake region.
The USGS role in Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) assessments [More info]
Detailed information on Total Maximum Daily Load, the total quantity of a pollutant that a stream can carry and still conform to water quality standards, used as a measurement in the monitoring, assessment, and remediation of polluted waters.
PDF U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region Coastal and Ocean Science [More info]
Overview of USGS research addressing a broad range of coastal and marine issues in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
PDF U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region: Alaska Coastal and Ocean Science [More info]
Overview of USGS research addressing a broad range of coastal and marine issues in Alaska.
PDF U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region: Santa Barbara Channel Coastal and Ocean Science [More info]
Overview of USGS research addressing a broad range of coastal and marine issues in the Santa Barbara Channel and vicinity, California.
USGS Pacific coral reefs website [More info]
Overview of research in the Hawaiian Islands and Guam to gain insight into the structure of coral reefs, to provide the basis for future monitoring, and to understand the influences of natural processes and human activities on coral reef health.
USGS responds to Deepwater Horizon oil spill [More info]
Imagery, sampling information, and other data intended for use in assessing and remediating environmental problems related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
PDF Understanding beach health throughout the Great Lakes -- Continuing research [More info]
Outlines tactical problems that make it difficult for beach managers to use scientific information to make beach closure and advisory decisions. Explains methodologies we are using to address those problems and better prepare local decision makers.
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