A member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange
About the Center
In cooperation with EPA Region 8 states, Peaks to Prairies looks for ways to encourage adoption of pollution prevention practices by citizens, small businesses, and local governments. The Center networks with state and local pollution prevention assistance providers by offering access to current information and contacts, encouraging collaboration and leveraging of resources, and facilitating communication about activities and projects.
The Center is operated by the Montana State University Extension Service located in Bozeman, Montana. Research and library services are primarily for service providers within Region 8 and the other P2Rx Information Centers. Requests from outside the region will be referred to appropriate resources.
Primary Service Area
Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
The Center directly serves state and local technical assistance providers, trade associations, consultants, and non-governmental organizations that promote pollution prevention and environmental management. The Center acts as an information "wholesaler" providing these entities with the background and contacts needed as they work with businesses so businesses are the ultimate beneficiary of Center activities.
State Program Expertise:
Colorado - chemical and paint manufacturing; dry cleaning; electronics; hospitals; laboratories and educational institutions; metal finishing, electroplating and metal working; painting and coating; solvents; photoprocessing; printing; vehicle and mechanical equipment maintenance; wood products and furniture manufacturing
Montana - auto body and automotive repair shops; dry cleaners; hospitality; local government P2; printing; tribal P2; wood furniture refinishing; compliance assistance; air quality; energy conservation; small manufacturing; metal finishing; painting; photoprocessing; textiles; wastewater treatment; water quality; wood treatment; youth p2 education
North Dakota - agriculture; air quality; auto repair; autobody; compliance assistance; regulatory integration; dry cleaning; painting; printing; refineries; wastewater treatment; water quality
South Dakota - agriculture; education; rural communities; small business; water quality
Utah - agriculture; air quality; auto repair; auto body; compliance assistance; dry cleaning; energy conservation; local government P2; manufacturing; metal finishing; mining; painting; printing; regulatory integration; wastewater treatment; water quality; youth p2 education
Wyoming - agriculture; air quality; auto body and automotive
repair; manufacturing; painting and coating; dry cleaning/laundries; energy
conservation; electroplating; hospitals/medical; local government P2;
metal finishing; mining; oil and gas; painting; petroleum refining; photoprocessing;
printing; wood finishing and treating
Training materials for many topics are available for loan from the library.
The Center collects documents from around the Region for inclusion in the loan library.
Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center for Region 8
Web address: http://peakstoprairies.org