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Environmental Policy ES 310 / POS 303 / MG 460

Selected U.S. Government Information

U.S.. Environmental Protection Agency 
Information about Agency history, mission, projects, laws and regulations, budget and more. 

U.S.. Environmental Protection Agency : Laws & Regulations
information about laws, regulations, compliance & enforcement and policy & guidance

National Service Center for Environmental Publications

U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Endangered Species Act
The purpose of the ESA is to protect and recover imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. It is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Commerce Department's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The Service has primary responsibility for terrestrial and freshwater organisms, while the responsibilities of NMFS are mainly marine wildlife such as whales and anadromons fish such as salmon.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Laws & Policies
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) share responsibility for administration of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have issued internal guidance and national policies to promote efficiency and nationwide consistency in implementing the ESA to conserve and recover listed species of plants and animals native to the U.S. and its territories.

United States Department of Agriculture : Economic Research Service
The mission of USDA's Economic Research Service is to anticipate trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Mission of NOAA is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Landscape Initiatives