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Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
Abstract: A list of designated environmentally preferable products and proposed products grouped into the following 8 categories: Construction, Products, Landscaping Products, Nonpaper Office Products, Paper and Paper Products, Park and Recreation Products, Transportation Products, Vehicular Products, Miscellaneous Products. Each listing includes a brief description, EPA's recommended recycled-content ranges and access to a Supplier Database.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Ecosystem Valuation
Abstract: Describes how economists value the beneficial ways that ecosystems affect people. It is designed for non-economists who need answers to questions about the benefits of ecosystem conservation. It provides an explanation of concepts, methods and applications .
Source: Dennis M. King, Ph.D, Univ. of Maryland, and Marisa Mazzotta, Ph.D, Univ. of Rhode Island

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Abstract: A statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy that provides policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
Source: Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Abstract: View maps and query environmental information such as watersheds, drinking water, toxic and air releases, hazardous waste, water discharge permits and Superfund sites by zip code. An effective way to illustrate how prevalent pollution is and how it knows no artificial boundaries.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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
Abstract: Find and compare gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks. Tips on fuel economy and tax incentives for alternative fuels also available.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Greening Federal Facilities [PDF]
Abstract: This is an energy, environmental, and economic resource guide for federal facility managers and designers. While stressing the importance of integrated design, it examines how facilities fit land use in their region, building design, energy systems, water and wastewater, materials, waste management and recycling, and indoor environmental quality.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
Abstract: Group formed in 1919 to "protect and enhance America's National Park System for present and future generations." Sponsors the "State of the Parks" program and the "Center for Park Management" and champions solutions to issues that threaten the parks like air quality, roads, reduced funding, etc.
Source: National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)

Running Pure: The importance of forest protected areas to drinking water
Abstract: This report is based on the premise that "if protected areas are to be maintained in the long term, their essential roles and broader services, beyond biodiversity conservation, need to be emphasised." It focuses on the role of protected areas in helping to maintain water supply for large metropolitan areas as a compelling reason to protect public lands.
Source: World Bank / WWF Alliance for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use

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

Threats and Restoration: Everglades National Park
Abstract: Debunks the myth that land can be protected by designating it as a park. Describes impacts to The Everglades resulting from water management, water quality, non-native species, loss of species, and explosive regional population growth outside park boundaries. Links to the Everglades Information Network.
Source: National Park Service

Transportation Improvement Plan
Abstract: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) requires each state and metropolitan area, as well as federal lands management agencies such as the National Park Service, to develop a Transportation Improvement Program. The plan is a prioritized list of transportation projects and is intended for use by interested citizens, state, metropolitan, and local governments. It includes a listing of transportation projects by state, region and park.
Source: National Park Service

Understanding Ecosystem Management
Abstract: Article includes concepts such as biodiversity, balance, scale and connections and discusses how managers apply ecosystem principles in managing natural resources on public lands. Includes poster and classroom activities.
Source: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Abstract: Comprehensive overview of what wetlands are, why they should be protected (economic, environmental and recreational reasons) and how water quality standards and permitting address protection. Also includes fact sheets suitable for public education.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Xanterra Parks and Resorts: 2003 Sustainability Report
Abstract: Produced by one of the largest national park concessionaires, this report details the companies commitment and action to sustainable operation of lodging, food and camping facilities on public lands.
Source: Xanterra Inc.


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