Wetland Science Institute

Wetland Regulation Center

Endangered Species & Wetlands Report

California Wetlands Information System
Includes links to permit, restoration and mitigation programs.

Wetlands Links

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wetlands Page

U.S. EPA Wetlands Links

U.S. EPA Region 4 Wetlands Page

Endangered Species
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Page

Endangered Species & Wetlands Report Both
Department of Natural Resources includes the following divisions: Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Division of Forestry, Division of Land, Division of Mining and Water Management, Division of Oil and Gas, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Public Information Center.

California Environmental Protection Agency's (Cal/EPA), is the agency charged with ensuring and improving environmental quality to protect the public health, the welfare of California citizens, and California's natural resources. The site contains information on Permit Assistance Centers, Cal/EPA's Environmental Technology Program, Environmental Enforcement Program, and Regulatory Reform Program, as well as various press releases, publications, special environmental reports, and relevant legislation.

California Department of Water Resources manages California's water resources. Related entities include the California Water Commission, which advises DWR and coordinates state and local views with regard to federal appropriations for flood control, water and fishery projects in California, and the Reclamation Board, which is charged with flood control. The site contains comprehensive information on the California Water Plan and California's water resources, including detailed information on groundwater, surface waters, rivers and reservoirs.

Department of Fish and Game which is in charge of "conserving" wildlife, has a wide range of materials on its website, including DFG rules and regulations, and extensive information regarding enforcement, marine resources, hunting, hatitats, licensing and fishing. Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program works voluntarily with private landowners, providing them with financial and technical assistance to restore all types of degraded wildlife habitat (including wetlands) on their property.

Resources Agency of California is responsible for the conservation, enhancement, and management of California's natural and cultural resources, including land, water, wildlife, parks, minerals, and historic sites. The Agency is composed of 18 State departments, boards, conservancies, and commissions.

Coastal Programs Division is the division of the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration responsible for administering the National Coastal Zone Management Program. The Division provides technical, programmatic and financial assistance and advocates comprehensive resource management with state and territorial coastal programs and other agencies, institutions, and the general public.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mission is to "describe and predict changes in the Earth's environment and to conserve and manage wisely the Nation's coastal and marine resources." NOAA's site has information and links on everything to fisheries to the National Weather Service.

Natural Resources Conservation Service is a part of the Department of Agriculture that works to conserve and sustain natural resources. In that capacity, the NRCS administers various incentive and assistance programs aimed at conserving wetlands, wildlife habitat, farmland and grazing lands, among other resources. The site contains information on NRCS's programs, as well as technical information such as a plant and soil database.

The Forest Service is an agency within the Department of Agriculture that manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. The Forest Service is also the largest forestry research organization in the world, and provides technical and financial assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers generally provides engineering, management and technical support to the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and state and local governments. Of specific interest is the Corps' responsibility for regulating the waterways and wetlands of the United States. This site for the headquarters of the Corps and contains general information (mostly in army-speak) on the Corps' functions, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, is a bureau within the Department of the Interior that was created to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats. The USFWS's major responsibilities are migratory birds, endangered species, freshwater and anadromous fish, the National Wildlife Refuge System, wetlands, conserving habitat, and environmental contaminants. The USFWS is divided into seven geographic regions, with headquarters located in Washington, DC. Regional Offices are involved in regional and local activities, while headquarters offices are involved in nationwide activities. A vast array of information can be accessed through the USFWS site by using the USFWS search engine, which searches thousands of USFWS sponsored pages, including the Migratory Bird Management Home Page, the North American Waterfowl and Wetlands Office Home Page ), the Endangered Species Home Page, the National Wetlands Inventory Program Home Page, and the National Wildlife Refuge System Home Page . Department of Energy was set up to ensure a "secure and reliable energy system that is environmentally and economically sustainable . . . ." The home page serves as a jumping board into DOE's many different programs, operations, and laboratories. In addition, it contains links to DOE directives, regulations, and DOE's research and development database.
  • Office of Environmental Policy and Assistance provides all regulatory information affecting the DOE, including policy guidance documents for CERCLA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and other similar environmental statutes and acts, as well as summaries of all federal environmental laws.
National Park Service site contains information relating to the NPS's programs, such as the National Historic Landmark Program, the National Natural Landmark Program, the National Register of Historic Places, the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance and the Land and Water Conservation Fund, as well as detailed information on the NPS's planning projects and legislative information relating to the NPS and its mission. Department of Interior
  • Minerals Management Service is the bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior that manages the mineral resources of the Outer Continental Shelf and collects, verifies, and distributes mineral revenues from Federal and Indian lands. The site contains a variety of information relating to MMS's mission, including statistics relating to leasing, exploration, production and revenues, MMS funded project reports, and laws and regulations governing the MMS.
National Marine Fisheries Service is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NMFS administers NOAA's programs which support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources.

California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES) was developed by the California Resources Agency and integrates a wide range of natural and cultural resource information.Land Use Planning Information Network (LUPIN)

The UC Berkeley Digital Library Project web site contains information and collections of photographs, satellite images, maps, full text documents, and "multivalent" documents, including environmental documents (such as coastal plans, basin plans, zoning ordinances), aerial photographs, geographic data, and botanical datasets.

The Natural Resources Libarary at the Department of the Interior contains a "virtual library" that provides access to the vast resources on all aspects of the management, use and conservation of all types of natural and cultural resources, including water and land and associated biological and extractive resources. Accessible information includes topics such as American Indians and Alaska Natives, the earth, environmental, biological, economic and other natural and social sciences, as well as laws, regulations, maps, and scientific, technical and economic information.

The Nature Conservancy

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is a comprehensive site that includes information on each of the ten programs that fall under the CDF's Resource Management Program, including information on the Cooperative Forestry Landowner Assistance Program, the California Forest Improvement Program, the Resource Conservation and Development Program and the Forest Products Utilization and Special Projects Program.

The Fire and Resource Assessment Program (FRAP) is responsible for assessing the amount and extent of California's forests and rangelands, analyzing their conditions and identifying alternative management and policy guidelines.
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