With over a half of million forested acres and a public land to private land ratio of one to one, Alger County is an area whose economic sustainability relies almost solely on the stewardship of its land and water. Significant decline in water or forest quality will impact more than 20 percent of its labor force.
Established on July 1, 1995, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is charged with maintaining and preserving the 120 state parks; managing the 2.2 million acres of state forest land; providing information on the state's ecological and geologic resources; and establishing community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance to benefit rivers, trails, greenways, local parks and recreation, regional heritage parks, open space and natural areas.
Disappearing woodlands and open fields, exotic species invading our lands and wiping out native species, changing seasons, diminishing water supplies – all topics in today’s world, all reasons to be concerned about the future of our natural resources. Our iConservePA program helps you understand the challenges and the simple steps you can take that collectively go a long way to helping conserve our state’s natural resources.
Climate change is a global phenomenon that has the potential for severe local impacts to natural systems in Fresno County. These impacts in turn will affect agriculture, human health, infrastructure, forestry, emergency response, tourism, and many other facets of society. Climate change impacts are expected to exacerbate existing problems in Fresno County while also imposing new ones.
The Environmental Code Committee of the City of Baguio, Philippines, is in the process of drafting an environmental code for the growing city. With the increasing threat of climate change, it is crucial for the city to develop environmental regulations to preserve the heritage and ecosystems of the area. The city of Baguio has been named the "summer capital" of the Philippines due to its cool weather in the summer months; thanks to climate change, temperatures are increasing and Baguio may no longer remain an escape for those from hotter cities in the Philippines.
The library holds approximately 22,000 volumes; collectively 3500 technical reports from the Waterways Experiment Station, CRREL, CERLCERC, IWR, EPA, etc.; 90+ periodicals; and 224 videos and cassettes.
Engineering Map Files contain civil and military project drawings for the District. There are approximately 25 cabinets of these drawings, some of which are originals and date back to the 1700s.
The library also has topographic maps for Virginia, nautical charts, wetland inventory maps, and county and state highway maps.
The Southern Colorado Plateau Inventory and Monitoring Network (SCPN) is one of the 32 networks created as part of the Natural Resource Challenge of 1999. The SCPN is composed of 19 parks located throughout the diverse landscapes of northern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, southwestern Colorado and southern Utah. Most of the park units lie within the southern Colorado Plateau ecoregion, but a few parks are allied with the Arizona-New Mexico Mountains and Southern Rocky Mountains ecoregions.