Environmental Science
[Dewey numbers: 333.7-9; 340s; 363.7-9; 577; 616.9]
 Natural resources (333.7-9)   Environmental problems & law (363.7-9 & 340s) 
 Ecology (577)   Environmental health (616.9) 
Links to teachers' pages:
Mr. Stewart (Enviro Sci)  Mr. Cohen (Marsh Restoration Project)

General Environmental Resources

Yahoo! Environment and Nature - http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Environment_and_Nature/
"Yahoo's links to all thing environmental. Includes links to sites about: Business; Climate Change Policy; Companies; Conservation; Disasters; Ecology; Ecotourism; Education; Employment; Energy; Environment and Development Policies; Environmental Economics; Environmental Health; Environmental Justice; Environmental Psychology; Environmental Security; Environmental Studies; Environmentalists; Ethics; Forests; Forums; Global Warming; Government Agencies; Hydrology; Law; Meteorology; Mining Issues; Mountains; Natural History Museums; Nature Centers; Nature Writing; News and Media; Oil and Gas Issues; Organizations; Overpopulation; Ozone Depletion; Parks and Public Lands; Pollution; Recycling; Reference; Regional Information; Sustainable Development; Waste Management; Water Resources; Web Directories; Wilderness; Wildflowers; Wildlife; and Usenet.
CDL/LOC Environmental Resources - http://www.eip.cdlib.org/
Although this project of the California Digital Library and the Library of California, which Tamalpais UHSD belongs to, is officially over, the Web site still provides links to Internet resources including links to: General; Agriculture; Ecology; Energy Human Interaction; Natural Disasters; Pollution; Water/Ocean; and Weather/Climate. Under the heading Reference links are provided to such topics as: News; Consumer Information; Directories; Earth Alert; Glossary; Jobs/Internships; Kids; Law/Legislation; Links; Publications; and What You Can Do.
American Field Guide - http://www.pbs.org/americanfieldguide/
"Immerse yourself in the great outdoors without ever leaving your desk. Tap into the sights and sounds from a wide variety of environments throughout America. We've collected over 1200 video clips that enable you to experience America's wilderness firsthand - simply browse the topics or search for your particular interests." Browsable topics include: Animals, Ecosystems; Human history; Livelihoods; Earth & space; Plants; Public policy; and Recreation. (PBS)

Natural Resources

Environmental Protection Agency- http://www.epa.gov/
This is the Web site of the main government agency to monitor and regulate the environmental health of the United States. Information about Region 9, which is headquartered in San Francisco and covers the states of California, Hawaii, Nevada and Arizona and territories in the Pacific, can be found here.
Index of National Watershed Indicators (http://www.epa.gov/surf/iwi/)andSan Pablo Bay (http://www.epa.gov/surf2/hucs/18050002/)andTomales-Drake Bays Indicators(http://www.epa.gov/surf2/hucs/18050005/)
Watersheds are important because activities within them affect water quality. Watersheds are those land areas bounded by ridge lines that catch rain and snow, and drain to specific marshes, streams, rivers, lakes, or to groundwater. The Index organizes and presents aquatic resource information on a watershed basis. Find companies that dispose of toxic waste in Marin County and nationally from these links. (E.P.A.)
California Environmental Web Site - http://www.ca.gov/env_index.shtm
This is the California state government Web site with links to the state's environmental agencies, the Resources Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Public Utilities Commission.
California National Forests - http://www.gorp.com/gorp/resource/US_National_Forest/CA.HTM
This commercial Web site has links to the state's national forests, a resource administered by the federal Dept. of Agriculture. (Great Outdoor Recreation Pages)
Marin County Parks - http://cal-parks.ca.gov/COUNTIES/marin.htm
This Web site provides links to state and national parks in Marin County including Angel Island SP; China Camp SP; Marconi Conference Center SHP; Mount Tamalpais SP; Olompali SHP; Samuel P. Taylor SP; Tomales Bay SP; Golden Gate National Recreation Area; Muir Woods National Monument; and Point Reyes National Seashore.
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission - http://ceres.ca.gov/bcdc/index.html
The SFBCDC has responsibility for the entire Bay with regard to Navigation and Commerce, Public Access and Recreation, and Environmental Quality. The Commission's Digital Library provides "access to Commission documents and other information relevant to the history, use, and protection of San Francisco Bay."
San Francisco Bay Model - http://www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc/
"The model, located on Richardson Bay in Sausalito, California, is a unique scientific tool for exploring water movement patterns in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the bay part of the model in 1956 to test a series of barrier and water quality proposals. This tidal hydraulic model has since been expanded to include "The Delta" and is used to test the effects of oil spills, salt-water intrusion and pollutant dispersion."
The University of California Natural Reserve System - http://ice.ucdavis.edu/guide_to_california_programs_for_biodiversity_conservation/uc/ucnrs.htm
This Web page provides access to information about the program of the University which sets aside reserves which can be used by university researchers and students. There are currently more than 30 sites which "make available to the University and research communities an array of natural habitats broadly representing the ecological diversity of California and to manage these reserves in perpetuity as outdoor classrooms and outdoor laboratories specializing in ecological studies."
California Rivers Assessment Interactive Web Database - http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/newcara/
"The California Rivers Assessment (CARA) is a computer-based data management system designed to give resource managers, policy-makers, landowners, scientists and interested citizens rapid access to essential information and tools with which to make sound decisions about the conservation and use of California's rivers." For Marin County click here.
Reports from the California Department of Water Resources - http://rubicon.water.ca.gov/index.html
Bulletins, Newsletters and Reports are among the items available from this state government site. This is were the most recent water resources development plan from the State of California can be found. (California, Department of Water Resources)

California Coastal Records Project - http://www.californiacoastline.org/
This project "is intended to create a permanent record of the California coastline as it is today" using digital color photography. Updated photographs will reflect environmental changes, deterioration, and development. Photos are taken from a helicopter. Click on the map, or enter coordinates of longitude and latitude to search for a specific site. (Kenneth and Gabrielle Adelman) (LII)
Marin Agricultural Land Trust- http://www.malt.org/
"Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) is a nonprofit conservation organization that preserves farmland in Marin County, California, through conservation easements, public education (including hikes and tours of farms, ranches and gardens) and advocacy. Created in 1980 by a coalition of ranchers, environmentalists, and community activists, MALT was the first land trust in the United States to focus on agricultural land preservation. MALT has since become a model for agricultural land preservation efforts across the nation."
Resource Renewal Institute- http://www.rri.org/home.html
"The Resource Renewal Institute (RRI) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that supports innovative environmental management strategies in the United States and worldwide. RRI's mission is to catalyze the development and implementation of green plans. RRI evaluates the effectiveness of existing and emerging green plans and uses this information to spearhead green planning processes throughout the United States." Links are provided to: Green Plan Primer; Green Plan Library; and Best Practices. An environmental atlas is also provided with links to national (state and federal) and international information. Links to online resources on California are also provided.
Marin Trails- http://www.marintrails.com/
This Web site provides links to other Web pages about hiking trails in Marin County, California.
Watershed Projects Inventory - http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/wpi/
"Watershed Projects Inventory (WPI) is an integration of project data compiled as part of the California Watershed Project Inventory (CWPI) plus project data gathered as part of the more comprehensive Natural Resource Project Inventory (NRPI). WPI chronicles past, current and future resource-based restoration, mitigation and conservation projects in or bordering California." You can browse projects by county or by vegetation/habitat type. For Marin County projects click here.
California Department of Fish and Game - http://www.dfg.ca.gov/dfghome.html
This state agency has responsibility for developing and conserving wildlife, fish and plant resources and habitats in California. Includes links to such topics as: Accessibility; Careers; Enforcement; F & G Commission; Freshwater Fishing; Habitat Conservation; Hunting and Trapping; Education; Lands and Facilities; Licenses; Marine Fishing; Northern Pike; Permits; Publications; Regulations; Spill Prevention and Response; Statistics and Databases; Threatened and Endangered Species; Wildlife Conservation Board; Wildlife Gallery; Wildlife Programs; and News.
Yahoo! Marin County Parks - http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/U_S__States/California/Counties_and_Regions/Marin_County/Recreation_and_Sports/Outdoors/Parks/
Yahoo's list of parks, including county, state and national parks, in Marin County.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area - http://www.nps.gov/goga/
"The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)is the largest urban national park in the world. The total park area is 76,500 acres of land and water. Approximately 28 miles of coastline lie within its boundaries. It is nearly two and one-half times the size of San Francisco." Much of the Park's area lies within Marin County, including the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods.
Point Reyes National Seashore - http://www.nps.gov/pore/visit.htm
"John F. Kennedy created Point Reyes National Seashore on September 13, 1962 to preserve the nation's diminishing undeveloped seacoasts for public recreation and inspiration. Because of his foresight and the work of many individuals, a place of spectacular beauty is preserved forever. Point Reyes has a wealth of both cultural and natural history. The park is a coastal sanctuary with scenic vistas, providing a home to nearly 20 percent of the states flora and 45 percent of the bird species of North America." Look at the site index for an alphabetical index of Web pages.
Natural Community Conservation Planning - http://ceres.ca.gov/CRA/NCCP/index.html
The Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP) program of the California Resources Agency and the Department of Fish and Game is an unprecedented effort by the State of California, and numerous private and public partners, that takes a broad-based ecosystem approach to planning for the protection and perpetuation of biological diversity. An NCCP identifies and provides for the regional or areawide protection of plants, animals, and their habitats, while allowing compatible and appropriate economic activity.
Marin Municipal Water District - http://www.marinwater.org/
"MMWD is a public agency that provides high-quality drinking water to 170,000 people in a 47-square-mile area of Marin County, California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco." Provides links to information on the water history of Marin County, the Tamalpais watershed, and water conservation, among other things.
San Francisco Estuary Project - http://www.abag.ca.gov/bayarea/sfep/sfep.html
"The S.F. Estuary Project is one of over 20 Estuary Projects established by the National Estuary Program <http://www.epa.gov/nep/nep.html> to protect and improve the water quality and natural resources of estuaries nationwide. We were formed in 1987 as a cooperative federal/state/local program to promote effective management of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. In addition to spearheading and participating in a wide variety of projects, the Estuary Project also serves as a clearinghouse for information on the Bay-Delta ecosystem, including such topics as wetlands, wildlife, aquatic resources and land use." The Web site has links to News and events; Programs and workshops; Current projects; About SF Estuary; Reports & publications; and Other related links.
CalPhotos: Landscapes and Habitats - http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/photos/landscape/
A collection of nearly 2,500 images of landscapes and habitats in California and other parts of the world. Searchable by location, habitat type, continent, country, U.S. state, California county, and photographer. Browsable by location, and habitat and plant community. From the Digital Library Project, University of California, Berkeley.  (LII)

Environmental Problems and Law

EnviroLink- http://www.envirolink.org/
"EnviroLink is a non-profit organization... a grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in more than 150 countries. EnviroLink is dedicated to providing you with the most comprehensive, up-to-date  environmental resources available." (EnviroLink Network)
Endangered Species Act On-Line Resource Guide - http://www.enviroweb.org/issues/esa/
This Web site acts as a guide for the defense of the federal ESA with links to an overview of the Act, publications, action alerts, an interactive forum and activists' tools.
California League of Conservation Voters - http://www.ecovote.org/
"The California League of Conservation Voters is the nation's largest and oldest state political action organization for the environment. Founded in 1972, the League mobilizes California voters to support environmentally responsible candidates and issues, and serves as a watchdog to hold elected officials accountable for their environmental votes." The League's Web site is called "Ecovote Online" and provides information on a variety of issues which affect Californians, links to other environmental Web sites and an annual California Environmental Scorecard.
Marin Humane Society- http://www.marin-humane.org/
"The Marin Humane Society provides pet foster and adoption services; lost and found and animal behavior hotlines; a low-cost spay and neuter clinic; low-cost vaccination and microchip identification clinics; classroom visits, shelter tours and summer camps; adult education programs; puppy and dog training classes; and an animal assisted therapy program for the elderly and persons with AIDS. Eight thousand animals each year find refuge, rehabilitation and loving homes through our programs." Its Web site offers links to other organizations dealing with pets and other animals; adopt-a-pet center; volunteer opportunities; animal control & rescue information; etc.
National Resources Defense Council - http://www.nrdc.org/
"The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) website provides a comprehensive environmental perspective on what's happening in the world today. You'll find everything environmental on NRDC's website, from quick overviews and fun features to in-depth technical materials. The hundreds of resources include news, legislative updates, scientific research, policy analyses, and an action center that makes it easy to make your voice heard. Among NRDC's fun features: an environmental calendar with new (and free) wallpaper every month, an environmental timeline, and interactive 'Creature Closeups.'"
Yahoo! Pollution - http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Environment_and_Nature/Pollution/
Yahoo's links to pollution Web sites. Includes links to: Acid Rain; Activist Groups; Air; Companies; Contamination Control; Government Agencies; Light; Noise; Remediation; Waste Management; and Water.
Yahoo! Waste Management - http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Environment_and_Nature/Waste_Management/
Yahoo's links to pollution Web sites. Includes links to: Companies; Composting; Government Agencies; Hazardous Waste; Illegal Dumping; Landfills; Mixed Waste; Organizations; Recycling; Solid Waste; and Wastewater.
Center for Wildlife Law- http://ipl.unm.edu/cwl/
Links to publications, programs and services dealing with the legal issues around wildlife. (Institute of Public Law, University of New Mexico)
Sierra Club Marin Group - http://www.sierraclub.org/chapters/sanfranciscobay/marin/index.htm
The Sierra Club's Marin County chapter has its Web site here.
Environmental Forum of Marin Group - http://www.marin.org/npo/e-forum/eforum.htm
"The Environmental Forum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the quality of our environment through education. We provide an intensive training program and public educational services that increase understanding of ecology, environmental issues, and the planning process. We support and advocate citizen action for the environment. Graduates of the training program become members of the Forum."
Environmental Law Institute- http://www.eli.org/
"For nearly three decades, the Environmental Law Institute has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, domestically and abroad. Today, ELI is an internationally recognized, independent research and education center."
Law About the Environment (LII) - http://wwwsecure.law.cornell.edu/topics/environmental.html
Links to texts of environmental laws, both federal and state, and Web sites about environmental law on all levels including international. (Legal Information Institute, Cornell University) See also Pollution law; Natural Resources law; and Land law at the same site.
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference - http://www.pielc.uoregon.edu/
Held each year in March at the University of Oregon, this conference "is the premier annual gathering for environmentalists worldwide.... the Conference unites more than 3,000 students, attorneys, activists, scientists and concerned citizens from around the globe to share their experience and expertise. The Web site has documents from previous years' conferences. (Land Air Water and Friends of Land Air Water)
Keep America Beautiful- http://www.kab.org/
This nonprofit organization sponsors the Great American Cleanup each year. The Web site has links to information about waste management.


Yahoo! Ecology- http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Ecology/
Yahoo's links to the science of ecology. Includes links to sites on:  Conferences;  Conservation;  Courses;  Deep Ecology; Ecopsychology; Ecosystems; Forestry; Global Warming; Institutes; Journals; Meteorology; Molecular Ecology; Organizations; Ozone Depletion; Paleoecology; Pollution; Sustainable Development; Watersheds; Web Directories; and Wildlife Management.
Biodiversity and Conservation - http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/~sustain/bio65/Titlpage.htm
"A Hypertext Book by Peter J. Bryant, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine." Covers "[t]he origin, nature and value of biological diversity, the threats to its continued existence, and approaches to preserving what is left. This is a hypertext book, but most of the links leave the book in order to take advantage of documents produced and updated elsewhere."
Audubon Online- http://www.audubon.org/
The Web site of the National Audubon Society, an organization "which works to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wirldlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity." Click on 'Audubon & the Internet' for links to other sites of an environmental interest. See also Audubon-California and Marin Audubon Society for a more local perspective.
Eco-Topics- http://www.marin.org/npo/mea/topics.htm
"This is a growing list of topics that are of interest to Marin environmental organizations. The topics include cross reference listings to members of the Marin Environmental Alliance and, whenever possible, provide direct links to the web sites of those organizations.
Bodega Marine Laboratory- http://www-bml.ucdavis.edu/
"Bodega Head has been a field site for researchers and students since the 1920s. The Laboratory was founded in 1960 by UC Berkeley and the first building was completed in 1966 (construction funded by the National Science Foundation). The second building was completed in 1977. BML was transferred to UC Davis in 1983." Three types of research  done by the lab are: Aquaculture and fisheries; Cell and organismic biology; and Population biology.
Audubon Canyon Ranch- http://www.egret.org/
"Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR), at its Bolinas Lagoon Preserve, opens its doors to the public from mid-March to mid-July each year. During this time, a large number of Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets nest in trees which can be observed from a number of viewing areas. There are many miles of hiking trails through the preserve, at points from which are tremendous views of the Bolinas Lagoon, Stinson Beach and Bolinas." The Web site lists several research projects which the organization is involved with.
Point Reyes Bird Observatory- http://www.prbo.org/
"The Point Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO) is a non-profit, membership organization founded in 1965. Our mission is to conserve birds and the environment using science to understand and find solutions to problems threatening wildlife populations and ecosystems." The Web site provides links to: News and Outings; Membership; Visit; Internship Opportunities; Online Newsletters; Staff Info and Email; Education Information; Staff Publications; Links; Bird Conservation Plans; Beyond the Bird Feeder; The Identification Guide to North American Birds; and Volunteer Songbird Monitoring Network.
John Muir Student Page - http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/educational_resources/studentpage.html
Huge environmental database and information on the famous explorer and pioneering naturalist, John Muir. (Sierra Club)
The Marine Mammal Center - http://www.tmmc.org/home.html
The Marine Mammal Center is headquartered at Fort Cronkhite in the Marin Headlands. Their mission is to "recognize our interdependence with marine mammals, their importance as sentinels of the ocean environment, and our responsibility to use our awareness, compassion and intelligence to ensure their survival and the conservation of their habitat." Links are provided to the Center's research, education and rescue pages.
WildCare- http://www.wildcaremarin.org/
"WildCare is a unique organization located in Marin County, California. Not only do we care for ill, orphaned or injured wild animals, we help children—and adults—learn how to make room for our forest and shoreline friends within our environment. Orphaned raccoons, injured barn owls and ailing squirrels—no matter what species, our furry and feathered patients receive the best medical care possible. Once healthy and vigorous again, we return them to their woodland and seashore homes." The site provides a virtual tour and resources for dealing with injuried wildlife.
Ocean Wildlife Campaign - http://www.audubon.org/campaign/lo/ow/
A set of links to urgently needed action to conserve marine wildlife (National Audubon Society)
Canopy Adventure- http://canopy.mit.edu/
"The Canopy Adventure, located in Panama, is an exciting form of ecotourism, where you can explore the canopy of the rain forest (technically, a cloud forest in this case) using safe modern climbing techniques.... (You can learn more about what the experience is like by reading first hand accounts of those who have visited the Canopy Adventure and wrote email when they returned home, or by checking out the latest article about the Canopy Adventure in Florida Sports Magazine)"
Wildlife Conservation Society- http://www.wcs.org/
"Headquartered at New York City's Bronx Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) works to save wildlife and wild lands throughout the world. For more than a century, WCS has inspired care for nature, pioneered environmental education programs, and helped sustain biological diversity. Throughout its rich history, the Society has remained an integral part of New York City's cultural life and a leader in teaching biology and science in both the U.S. and worldwide."
World Wildlife Fund- http://www.worldwildlife.org/
"WWF directs its conservation efforts toward three global goals: protecting endangered spaces, saving endangered species, and addressing global threats." Includes links to: WWF At a Glance; Endangered Spaces; Endangered Species; Global Threats; Living Planet; and History of WWF.
Center for Marine Conservation- http://www.cmc-ocean.org/
"Center for Marine Conservation is committed to protecting ocean environments and conserving the global abundance and diversity of marine life. Through science-based advocacy, research and public education, CMC promotes informed citizen participation to reverse the degradation of our oceans."
American Birding Society - http://www.americanbirding.org/
"North America's largest membership organization for active birders – providing leadership to field birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding, and by contributing to bird conservation."
Marine Fish Conservation Network - http://www.conservefish.org/
"The Marine Fish Conservation Network (Network) is a coalition of over 90 national and regional environmental organizations, commercial and recreational fishing groups and marine science groups dedicated to conserving marine fisheries and to promoting their long-term sustainability."
National Coalition for Marine Conservation - http://www.savethefish.org/
"The National Coalition for Marine Conservation (NCMC) is the nation's oldest public advocacy group dedicated exclusively to conserving the world's ocean fish, habitat and environment. Our mission is to build public awareness of the threats to our marine fisheries, provide constructive solutions, and convince state, national and international fishery managers to take appropriate action to reverse the depletion of marine fishery resources."
Environmental Website List - http://www-bml.ucdavis.edu/enviro.htm
"This page contains a list of websites that supply tools which might be useful to environmental scientists." (University of California at Davis)
Conservation and Development in the Gray Whale Lagoons of Baja California Sur, Mexico- http://scilib.ucsd.edu/sio/guide/z-serge.html
"This report identifies activities that could have a negative impact on two gray whale calving/breeding habitats, namely Laguna San Ignacio and Bahia Magdalena." Prepared for the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission by two instructors at the University of Arizona.
Amphibian Malformations- http://www.npwrc.org/narcam/
Dedicated to solving the mystery of malformations in amphibians, and enlists the collaboration of scientists, students and the general public. The work began in 1995, when middle school students on a field trip to a farm pond in Minnesota discovered a large number of frogs with misshapen, extra or missing limbs.
Living with California Mountain Lions - http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lion/index.html
This site from the Dept. of Fish & Game gives information about we can co-exist with the mountain lion, a denizen of about half the area of the state. Included are pictures, track prints and a range map. (CDFG)
California State Listed Animals and Plants - http://www.dfg.ca.gov/endangered/index.html
This page from the Dept. of Fish and Game has links to: Selected Threatened and Endangered Species Descriptions; California's Endangered, Threatened, and Rare Plants List; California's Endangered and Threatened Animals List; Special Animals List; Special Status Species Lists by County (Marin County); Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch; California Natural Diversity Database; Salmon & Steelhead,  State & Federal ESA Status; and California Wildlife Habitat Relationships.
World Species List - http://www.envirolink.org/support/sitemap.html
A way to get to many lists on many different servers around the world of animal, plant, and microbe species. Go to the bottom of this page and click on "World Species List."
Endangered Species Recovery Program - http://arnica.csustan.edu/esrpp/esrpp.htm
"The Endangered Species Recovery Program is a cooperative research program on biodiversity conservation in central California, administered by California State University, Stanislaus Foundation" Includes a link to a list of endangered Central Valley species.
Eco Compass: the Internet Guide to Environmental Information - http://www.islandpress.org/index.ssi
Eco-Compass provides links to Webpages on ecosystems, community issues, global change and economics.
Science and the Environment- http://www.cais.com/publish/
This site offers new sets of articles on various topics related to environmental studies. They are grouped into eight subject areas: Biodiversity & Wildlife Conservation, Alternative Energy & Fuels, Marine Ecology, Health, Population & Agriculture, Clean Air, Climate Change & Atmospheric Studies, Clean Water, and Waste Management & Recycling. The articles present an excellent sampling of the latest news in each area, reprinted from a variety of publications.
The Virtual Library of Biodiversity, Ecology, and the Environment - http://conbio.rice.edu/vl/
A collection of links serving as a starting place on the Web for research on biodiversity, ecology, and the environment. Once you are at the page, scroll down until you find the topic you are interested in, and click on it to connect with the resources. (Note: State Issues-- California).
Joe Morlan's California Birding Pages - http://fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~jmorlan/
Joe Morlan is an instructor at City College of San Francisco. His birding pages provide information about his courses, field trips, publications, the e-zine California Birding, and link to other birding site online.
Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group - http://www2.ucsc.edu/~scpbrg/
"The Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group (SCPBRG) was formed in 1975 to restore an endangered peregrine falcon population in California. We have become a resource to agency biologists, industry, and university researchers who require our expertise with problem solving and management of avian species, especially raptors. Having accomplished most of our goals with peregrine falcon management, we now apply our expertise to a wider range of species." Includes links to sites about falcons, eagles, owls and other birds of prey.
California Mountain Lion Page - http://www.sierraclub.org/chapters/ca/mountain-lion/
"Lobbyists from the Gun Owners of California, National Rifle Association (NRA) and Safari Club rammed Senate Bill 28 through the legislature. It appeared on the March ballot as Proposition 197, but was defeated. Without collecting a single voter signature, and hiding behind a disingenuous concern for public safety, trophy hunters convinced the politicians to delete the protections for cougars that were set into law directly by the citizens of California. They are exploiting people's concerns about public safety so they can hang mountain lions over their mantelpieces."
Endangered Species Home Page - http://endangered.fws.gov/
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers a lot of information about endangered species, including the official list of protected species (both plants and animals) and answers to frequently asked questions. See also the Wildlife Fact Sheets page for information about all sorts of non-endangered native wildlife.

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