Natural resource management
Using a combination of techniques to control or direct the use of resources and limit population size to reach a predetermined goal, such as sustainability.
State Water Resources Research Institute Program [ More info] Homepage of the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) Program with links to institutes, projects, and programs.
Status and Trends of Resources Below Glen Canyon Dam Update - 2009 [ More info] Summary of changes to water quality, sediment, aquatic food, native fish, riparian vegetation, and archeological, cultural, and recreational sites since the previous assessment.
Status and trends of the Nation's biological resources [ More info] This report is major publication on national biological resources that compiles and presents status and trends information for use by resource managers and the public. Presents detail information on ecosystems, plants, and animals.
Summary of the diamond resource potential and production capacity assessment of Guinea [ More info] Describes organizational process and field study used to estimate production capacity (mostly by artisanal miners) in the parts of the country likely to contain diamonds. We estimate a production capacity of 600,000 carats per year.
Summary of the reconnaissance investigation of the diamond resource potential and production capacity of Côte d'Ivoire [ More info] Study integrating archival reports and maps, satellite imagery, and terrain modeling to estimate resource reserves of 11,200,000 carats in two regions of the country.
Sustainability of Water Resources in the Fractured-Rock Area of Maryland [ More info] Explains why a water resource assessment for the area west of the Fall Line is needed.
Sylvatic plague vaccine and management of prairie dogs [ More info] Disease is threatening these previously abundant rodents. We have developed a vaccine that can be delivered using oral baits; our work now shifts to optimizing the distribution of the vaccine.
Undiscovered Gas Resources in the Alum Shale, Denmark, 2013 [ More info] We estimated a mean undiscovered volume of 6.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in this geologic unit using a geology-based assessment methodology.
USGS guide to federal environmental laws and regulations [ More info] Guide to major U.S. environmental statutes and corresponding regulations on air quality, fish and wildlife conservation, cultural and historic resources, solid and hazardous substances, public lands, farmlands, and water resources.
Water resources of Michigan - programs and projects [ More info] Brief descriptions of categories of USGS research programs and projects on water resources in Michigan with links to more detailed information on projects.
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