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This is a collection of useful web sites for teaching public policy in the earth sciences. If you know of web sites, journal articles or other references that are useful for teaching and learning about public policy issues, let us know about them.

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Sustainable Development on Campus: Tools for Campus Decision Makers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These tools will help decision makers at universities to learn more about sustainable development and "green" campuses. There are learning modules, case studies, action plans, environmental policies, ...

Your Planetary Protection Officer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a brief article about John Rummel, NASA's Planetary Protection Officer. It explains the purpose of planetary protection (to prevent contamination of Earth by alien life forms and of space by ...

Georgia Environmental Protection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This homepage of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) presents information on how GEPD helps provide citizens of Georgia with clean air, clean water, healthy lives and productive land ...

Idaho Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The purpose of this web page is to make the Idaho Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) available to all interested parties. The site provides links to multiple pdf's containing ...

Idaho Wolf Management part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information concerning wolves in Idaho and how they are being managed. Also provided are links to further reports about wolf habitats in Idaho.

US Fish and Wildlife Service - Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features information related to environmental procedures and policy that is used by the Fish and Wildlife Service in their preparation and review of environmental documents. The actual ...

Rangeland Policy Issues part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a balanced venue for the public to explore the key issues surrounding the use and management of rangelands. The goals of the website are to help citizens to clarify issues, to ...

National Environmental Trust part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site informs citizens about environmental problems and how they affect our health and quality of life. The National Environmental Trust is an environmental organization that works in states to ...

Ecosystem Management Coordination part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This US Forest Service site provides access to the major information collection, storage, analysis, and decision-making processes used to manage the lands and resources of the National Forest system. ...

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) from the US Forest Service part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Federal legislation enacted in 1970 requires that government agencies consider the environmental costs of their actions through a process of environmental impact statements and public comment. This ...

Environmental Law Institute Research and Policy Division part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This organization works with local and regional partners in the United States and worldwide to strengthen environmental laws, to develop new approaches to ensure their effectiveness, and to improve ...

Global Climate Change Policy Book part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website summarizes the current administration's approach to global climate change, including the President's Program of Domestic and International Initiatives. These include a national goal to ...

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website focuses on the regulatory programs used to preserve and protect North Carolina's natural resources. This program administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water ...

US State Agencies, Legislatures, Courts part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains links to home pages, elected officials, environmental agencies, legislatures, and courts from all fifty states.

Global Warming Facts and Our Future part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This virtual museum website provides easily understood scientific information that helps both policy makers and the public answer important questions about the changing global climate in order to ...

Environmental Risk Assessment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is the homepage for a course on environmental risk assessment taught by Douglas Crawford-Brown at the University of North Carolina. This course provides an overview of the evidential ...

Potential Groundwater Drawdown and Recovery from Coalbed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin, Montana part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 58-page PDF document from the US Bureau of Land Management assesses the potential impacts of coalbed methane development on water resources in Montana's Powder River Basin. The study explores ...

Water Classifications and Rights part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 40-page PDF document is a chapter from a book on coalbed methane. This chapter presents a summary of general water planning issues, including water classifications and water rights as they ...

Pribilof Islands Contamination part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an overview of the contamination and resulting environmental impacts on the Pribilof Islands. The site details both human health and environmental concerns, and the current ...

Integrating Policy and Land Management Issues into a Natural Sciences Education: Teaching Environmental Sciences on the lower San Juan River, Utah part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article describes an interdisciplinary field course combining natural sciences and policy and land management. The course is founded on a place-based set of problems. The course consists of a ...