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2001 Management Policies of the National Park Service
Abstract: Service-wide policy document to help Service employees manage parks responsibly and make rational, well-informed decisions.
Source: National Park Service (NPS)

An Alliance for Sustainable Practices
Abstract: A report showcasing the application of sustainable practices to operation and management of the National Park lands and the leadership role taken by the Park Service.
Source: National Park Service (NPS)

Buildings/ Facilities Energy Management and Water Conservation Plan
Abstract: Presents the DOI's plan for conserving energy and water in buildings and facilities. The Plan provides a sound basis for the accomplishment of the mandated buildings and facilities goals articulated in Executive Orders relating to energy and water conservation. They include a 20% reduction by FY 2000 and a 30% more efficient use of energy in Federal buildings and facilities by FY 2005 (as compared to energy used in FY 1985), minimization of petroleum use, and procurement of energy efficient goods.
Source: Department of the Interior (DOI)

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Abstract: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for carrying out a variety of programs for the management and conservation, of resources on 256 million surface acres, as well as 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate, These public lands make up about 13 percent of the total land surface of the United States and more than 40 percent of all land managed by the Federal government.
Source: US Department of the Interior

Environmental Leadership: Correspondence from NPS Director to All Employees
Abstract: Kick off to Environmental Leadership program. Introduction to goal for all national park employees and partners to be involved. Includes 1999 Environmental Leadership Summit Executive Summary and a list of Top-Ten "Green" Things Every Park Can Do
Source: National Park Service

Environmental Policy and Guidance
Abstract: Information about recent federal regulatory initiatives plus a repository for over 1800 documents and Federal Register notices. Geared toward DOE-wide environmental protection policies and strategies to achieve environmental compliance with internal and external environmental requirements.
Source: Department of Energy

Federal Network for Sustainability
Abstract: Promotes cost-effective, energy and resource efficient operations across all branches of government through partnerships and research. Provides details for a variety of initiatives with resources including power point presentations, research, calculators and language. Provides training, workshops and showcases.
Source: Federal Network for Sustainability

Framework for a Sustainable Future [PDF]
Abstract: After adopting a goal to achieve sustainability in operations, development and business practices, the agency created this report as an outline of their goals and aspirations. It includes best practices they want to adopt and special areas of concern as well as their timeline.
Source: Oregon State Parks

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Manual
Abstract: Since implementing an IPM program in the early 1980's, the Park Service has reduced pesticide use by over 60% and improved effectiveness of pest management. One resource they provided to accomplish this is this manual that includes descriptions of the biology and management of 21 species or categories of pests.
Source: National Park Service

Abstract: The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is dedicated to the advancement of the profession of interpretation (on-site informal education programs at parks, zoos, nature centers, historic sites, museums, and aquaria). The site offers certification, training and other resources.
Source: National Association for Interpretation

MOU Between the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of the Interior for Green Energy Parks Program
Abstract: On April 27th. 1999, a memorandum of understanding was signed which officially inaugurated a joint program which aims to promote the use of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies and practices in National Parks, and to educate the visiting public about these efforts. "Under the Green Energy Parks program, DOI and DOE will implement joint sustainable energy projects throughout the National Park System."
Source: National Park Service

National Recreation and Park Association
Abstract: An association "to advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people." Provides education and training for professional development and enrichment, news and links to State Park and Recreation Associations.
Source: National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

National Association of State Parks Directors (NASPD)
Abstract: NASPD is devoted to the successful and effective administration of state parks. This site provides research and statistics as well as links to the agency managing state parks for each state.
Source: National Association of State Parks Directors (NASPD)

National Conservation Training Center
Abstract: The Center trains and educates natural resource managers and others to conserve fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats.
Source: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

National Park Partnership Award for Environmental Conservation Leadership
Abstract: Describes the award given to the Olaa-Kilauea Partnership, a collaboration between seven state and federal agencies, for protecting and restoring more than 13,000 acres of habitat native to several species of endangered forest birds and 22 species of rare plants.
Source: Business Wire

Natural Resource Challenge
Abstract: This Action Plan emphasizes making resource preservation and conservation an integral part of all management actions the NPS undertakes while maintaining, if not improving, the recreational and educational experiences of park visitors. It calls for increasing the role of science in decision-making, revitalizing and expanding natural resource programs, gathering baseline data on resource conditions, strengthening partnerships with the scientific community, and sharing knowledge with educational institutions and the public.
Source: National Park Service (NPS)

Strategic Influence Scanning: A Decade of Trends in the State Parks [PDF]
Abstract: State parks have long been recognized as an important outdoor recreation resource. This report presents data about state parks through the decade of the 1990s and how they have changed. The data includes area, population in surrounding areas, budgets, location, visitation, revenue, personnel, etc. to help clarify issues and concerns and assist in developing direction and policy.
Source: State Park Information Resources Center

The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences
Abstract: Created to facilitate communication and foster cooperation among professionals concerned with the challenge of soil protection and cleanup. The newsletter, special reports, and a state survey of contaminated soil cleanup standards are available online.
Source: The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences

The National Park Service - Park Net
Abstract: Search for national parks and natural, historical, cultural and scientific information about the parks including resources for teachers.
Source: Department of the Interior - National Park Service

The National Park Service Organic Act
Abstract: Full text of the act establishing the National Park Service with information on their guiding principles, demographics, doing business with the park service and their commitment to helping state and local parks.
Source: National Park Service

US Forest Service
Abstract: The Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands.
Source: US Department of Agriculture

Yosemite Valley Plan: Executive Summary
Abstract: A summary of the Final Yosemite Valley Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. It presents and analyzes alternative proposals for managing natural and cultural resources, facilities, and visitor experience in Yosemite Valley.
Source: Yosemite National Park


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