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American Hiking Society (AHS)
Abstract: National organization formed to promote and protect hiking trails, they serve as a clearinghouse for local trails organizations, provide monetary support to conserve trails, lobby, organize trail maintenance crews and sponsor a National Trails Day as an outreach and education event.
Source: American Hiking Society
URL: http://www.americanhiking.org/

American Park Network
Abstract: Publisher of national park visitor guide magazines now offering these guides online. Search for information by activity.
Source: American Park Network
URL: http://www.ohranger.com/

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)
URL: http://www.nps.gov/renew/alliance.htm

BLM Learning Landscape
Abstract: Presents learning opportunities associated with the 262 million acres of public lands that BLM manages. Information for students, teachers and adult learners is presented to use both in the classroom, in informal outdoor settings, or in "virtual" classrooms.
Source: Bureau of Land Management
URL: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/res/Education_in_BLM/Learning_La

Educating for Conservation
Abstract: Includes resources for both students and formal and non-formal educators plus maps; images, video and publications libraries; and access to the National Conservation Training Center.
Source: U. S. Fish and Wildlife
URL: http://www.fws.gov/educators/

Final Yosemite Valley Plan: Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Abstract: Presents and analyzes alternatives for Yosemite Valley ­to: restore, protect, and enhance the resources of Yosemite Valley; provide opportunities for high-quality, resource-based visitor experiences; reduce traffic congestion; provide effective park operations, including employee housing, to meet the mission of the National Park Service. It also presents and analyzes actions in adjacent areas.
Source: National Park Service (NPS)
URL: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2010/07/09/2010-168

Green Landscaping: Greenacres
Abstract: Includes the how and why of native landscaping including case studies, a Smithsonian slide show, promotional materials, fact sheets and the comprehensive "Wild Ones Handbook."
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
URL: http://www.epa.gov/grtlakes/greenacres/

Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design
Abstract: The goal of this handbook is to direct park management policy in achieving sustainability in facility planning and design, emphasize the importance of biodiversity, and encourage responsible decisions. It includes sections on interpretation, natural resources, cultural resources, site design, building design, energy management, water supply, waste prevention and facility maintenance and operations.
Source: National Park Service, Denver Service Center
URL: http://www.nps.gov/dsc/d_publications/d_1_gpsd.htm

Hands on the Land (HOL)
Abstract: HOL is a national network of field classrooms linking students, teachers and parents to their public lands. Web resources include teaching materials, educational program information, an on-line forum, and more. Agencies represented include Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service and Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Source: Partners in Resource Education
URL: http://www.handsontheland.org

Integrated Pest Management for Collections
Abstract: A bibliography of publications for developing museum IPM programs. Includes sections on: pests, pest control and IPM for the museum, library and archive community; general references for entomology, pests, pest control, and IPM; effects that pest eradication methods have had on museum, library, and archival materials; and references for health and safety publications
Source: Wendy Jessup and Associates, Inc.
URL: http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/bytopic/pest/

Leave No Trace
Abstract: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships.
Source: Leave No Trace Center
URL: http://www.lnt.org/

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)
URL: http://www.npca.org/

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy's premier laboratory for renewable energy research & development and a lead lab for energy efficiency R&D.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
URL: http://www.nrel.gov/

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)
URL: http://www.nature.nps.gov/challenge/

Abstract: Resources presented are categorized by air, biology, geology, social science, and water. Case studies of park service projects are included. Using the "site index" gives access to a variety of resources.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nature.nps.gov/

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
URL: http://www.nps.gov/legacy/organic-act.htm

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
URL: http://www.nps.gov/ever/naturescience/sfnrc.htm

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
URL: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2000/11/21/00-29670


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