WETLANDS AND ENDANGERED SPECIES
Wetland Science Institute
Wetland Regulation Center
Endangered Species & Wetlands Report
California Wetlands Information System
Includes links to permit, restoration and mitigation programs.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wetlands
U.S. EPA Wetlands
U.S. EPA Region 4 Wetlands
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Endangered Species Page
Species & Wetlands Report
Department of Natural
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.
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
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
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.
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 .
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.
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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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 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
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