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.
Watershed and River Systems Management Program-WARSMP: application to the Yakima River Basin, Washington [ More info] Description of Yakima River Basin Program including: location of basin, description of economic activities, water management issues and modeling processes used to account for water availability.
Wetland restoration bibliography [ More info] This bibliography is intended to provide scientists, managers, educational institutions (or students), and policy-makers with online access to current information on wetland restoration.
Wildlife and Terrestrial Resources Program [ More info] Homepage of the USGS Wildlife and Terrestrial Resources Program with links to projects, centers, and cooperative research units.
Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) [ More info] Homepage of the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) initiative programs supporting actions to remedy contaminations associated with hard rock mining. Includes data from the Upper Animas River and Boulder River, bibliography of reports, and pictures.
An evaluation of the science needs to inform decisions on Outer Continental Shelf energy development in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska [ More info] We need refined regional understanding of climate change, effective oil-spill risk assessment, preparedness, and response, an analysis of cumulative effects (natural and human), better geospatial data for the area, in an integrated approach.
An experiment to control nonnative fish in the Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona [ More info] We removed non-native fish from a section of the river and the endangered native species humpback chub increased in abundance. But it is not yet clear that decreased competition explains the rebound in population.
An Overview of Historical Channel Adjustment and Selected Hydraulic Values in the Lower Sabine and Lower Brazos River Basins, Texas and Louisiana [ More info] How has the channel shape and path changed in response to reservoirs and other human disturbances affecting the streamflow?
Aquatic Ecology Branch, Leetown Science Center [ More info] Programs of the Aquatic Ecology Branch on landscape ecology and GIS, molecular genetics, environmental contaminants, stream ecology, and other aspects of aquatic ecology in eastern United States.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 1002 Area, petroleum assessment, 1998, including economic analysis [ More info] Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) 1002 area's petroleum resource assessment. Text available in PDF and HTML formats.
Assessing effects of energy development in Colorado and New Mexico [ More info] Outlines information needed to enable effective local decision making regarding the installation, siting, and effects of energy resource facilities.
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