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Advanced Fleet Vehicles
Abstract: Information on hybrid electric vehicles for purchase in government fleets including the technology, costs and savings, and environmental benefits.
Source: National Association of Counties (NACo)/Center for a New American Dream
URL: http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=New_Technical_Assis
tance&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&Con
tentID=18142

Air Quality Public Awareness Programs
Abstract: Listing of National Parks participating in air quality public awareness programs. Each listing provides educational resources provided by the park such as wayside exhibits, live air quality monitoring, and research in pollution effects on park resources such as soils, vegetation injury, and visibility impairment.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/AQBasics/sources.cfm

Best Available Measures for Controlling Wind Blown Dust [PDF]
Abstract: Describes various sources and best practices to reduce blowing dust created by human activities including examples for specific land uses like roads, construction, vacant or disturbed areas, and agricultural and range areas. List of sources for commercial dust control can be found at: http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/aqb/dust_control2.html
Source: New Mexico Environment Department
URL: http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/aqb/NEAP/BACM_list.pdf

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
URL: http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/PLANS/docs/trails/statewidetrails
planfinal.pdf

Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE)
Abstract: Provisions of the Clean Air Act were established to prevent future and remedy existing visibility impairment in National Parks and Wilderness areas. The IMPROVE program was created for long term monitoring of visibility in these areas. This website provides access to monitoring data and educational materials.
Source: Colorado State University
URL: http://vista.cira.colostate.edu/improve/

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/

 


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