Environmental Studies

Conservation & Management

Biodiversity Heritage Library
Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions have joined to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project. The group is digitizing the published literature of biodiversity held in their respective collections.

Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas
Taxonomically harmonized species inventories of plants and animals reported from the world's protected areas. 

Department of Energy - Environmental Remediation
Describes current research focused on environmental remediation as well as other projects under the Department of Energy.

Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website provides access to a range of studies, news and legislation about the environment, as well as links to regional offices. You can search their publications.

IUCN Red List
The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources is an international organization) Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on taxa that have been globally evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those taxa that are facing a higher risk of global extinction

New York State Department of Conservation
News, services and programs offered by the New York Department of Conservation.

Society for Conservation Biology
An international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity.

United Nations Environmental Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre
An international program for the synthesis, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity knowledge, providing authoritative, strategic and timely information for conventions, countries, organizations and companies to use in the development and implementation of their policies and decisions. They report on such topics as Parks and Protected Areas, Global Biodiversity Atlases, Species Information, Critical Ecosystems, International Policy, and Emergency Response. They also maintain the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (aka CITES).

US Fish & Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefits of the American people. Of note, is their Endangered and Threatened Speciesweb page.

US Forest Service
The Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Their mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

USGS Water-Resources Reports
A link to the online U.S.G.S. water resources reports.

Interactive Climate Change Tools