Final. - Silver Spring, MD : U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, September 14, 2015.
Book — 1 online resource (311 pages in various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps Digital: text file.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is evaluating the economic benefits arising from restoration activities in coastal wetlands. NOAA is undertaking this pilot project through a joint effort between the National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Habitat Conservation, Restoration Center; and the National Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration. This project responds to the desire to move beyond the basic evaluation of economic impacts and account for the broader range of ecosystem services provided by restoration actions. This study was designed to explore Ecosystem Services Valuation (ESV) by assessing ecosystem service benefits generated from the restoration activities associated with the Elwha River Flood Plain restoration project on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.
[Sacramento, Calif.] : U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ; [Santa Rosa, Calif.] : NOAA Fisheries, 
Book — 1 online resource (2 volumes (various pagings)) : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) Digital: text file.
[volume 1]: 1.0. Summary
2.0. Introduction : purpose and need
3.0. Proposed action and alternatives
4.0. Affected environment
5.0. Environmental consequences
7.0. List of preparers
8.0. FEIS distribution list
Appendix A. Scoping report, including notice of intent (2007)
Appendix B. Stanford's final habitat conservation plan
Appendix C.U.S. Environmental protection agency and the Services' notices of availability for the DEIS
Appendix D. Stanford's January 4, 2001, letter to the Services revising the HCP and application
Appendix E. Stanford's January 6, 2011, document entitled "The future of Searsville Dam and Reservoir"
Appendix F. NMFS report entitled "An assessment of bypass flows to protect steelhead below Stanford University's water diversion facilities on Los Trancos Creek and San Francisquito Creek," February 15,
Appendix G. Summary of central California coast steelhead collections and observations in the San Francisquito Creek Watershed
2: Comments and responses.
"The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (also collectively known as the Services) have received applications from the Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford) for incidental take permits under Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). Stanford has requested authorization for the incidental take of the California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii), San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia), western pond turtle (Clemmys marmorata), and steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) on Stanford lands within San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, California. As part of the ITP application process, Stanford prepared a habitat conservation plan (HCP) that specifies, among other things, (i) the impacts likely to result from the taking of the Covered Species and the measures Stanford will undertake to avoid, minimize, and mitigate such impacts, (ii) how the HCP would be funded, and (iii) alternatives to the proposed HCP. The Covered Activities by Stanford that would be included in the permit are ongoing maintenance and operation of Stanford facilities, up to 180 acres of future development on Stanford lands, and implementation of the Conservation Program. The Covered Activities do not include activities that are directly associated with Searsville Dam and Reservoir. The proposed term of the permits is 50 years."--Stanford Digital Repository webstie.
Greenbelt, Maryland : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, 
Book — 1 online resource (13 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
"Biological diversity, or biodiversity, refers to the variety of all life on Earth—on all levels, from genes to species, ecosystems, and biomes. Over the last several decades, however, research has shown that global biodiversity has been on the decline. For decades, satellite and airborne remote sensing instruments have been observing environmental changes that impact biodiversity. This brochure describes how satellite observations—often combined with other measurements taken on the ground or from aircraft—provide information relevant to the distribution of ecosystems and their resident species and how scientists use this information to understand patterns of biodiversity, how biodiversity is changing, the drivers of the changes, and to predict the impacts of environmental changes on biodiversity in the future."
Silver Spring, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ; Key West, Fla. : Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection, 2004.
Book — vi, 93 p. : PDF file ; 2,856 kb.
Purpose and need for action
Seagrass restoration alternatives
Environmental and socioeconomic consequences
Implementation of the regional restoration plan
Relationship to other laws and programs
Appendix A. Example Orphan Injury Assessment and Monitoring Summary for the Seagrass Regional Restoration Plan
Appendix B. Comments received on the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Seagrass Restoration and responses to comments.
Evaluates short-term and long-term environmental and socioeconomic effects of implementation of seagrass restoration and seagrass injury prevention projects in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), its regulations, and NOAA guidelines for compliance with NEPA. Discusses potential positive and negative impacts on the biological, social and economic environments from a range of seagrass restoration techniques and seagrass injury prevention actions.
[Silver Spring, Md.] : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, National Marine Sanctuary Program, 
Book —  p. : PDF file ; 1707 kb.
The expanding role of monitoring
Strategy for implementation
Partnerships and coordination
Oversight and review
Appendix 1: Definitions of selected terms used in this document
Appendix 2: Organizations, programs, and acronyms mentioned in this document
Appendix 3: Legislative history of science in the National Marine Sanctuary Program.
Describes new system-wide approach to monitoring 14 U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries, to ensure prompt data flow to those responsible for managing and protecting resources in the ocean and coastal zone and those that study the sanctuaries' ecosystems. The System-Wide Monitoring (SWiM) provides: a design process for monitoring that can be applied at many spatial scales and to many types of resources; a reporting strategy to help evaluation of status and trends in protected resources and activities that affect them; and, a way to integrate information from partnering monitoring efforts.
Portland, Or. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, 
Book — 1 online resource (iii, 144 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Social and economic setting
American Indian peoples
Biophysical setting and landscape dynamics
Aquatic species and habitats
The future of the Basin : analysis of management options
Conclusion : from science to management.
The Status of the Interior Columbia Basin is a summary of the scientific findings from the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project. The Interior Columbia Basin includes some 145 million acres within the northwestern United States. Over 75 million acres of this area are managed by the USDA Forest Service or the USDI Bureau of Land Management. A framework for ecosystem management is described that assumes the broad purpose is to maintain the integrity of ecosystems over time and space. An integrated scientific assessment links landscape, aquatic, terrestrial, social, and economic characterizations to describe the biophysical and social systems. Ecosystem conditions within the Basin have changed substantially within the last 100 years. The status of ecosystems is described in terms of current conditions and trends under three broadly defined management options. The scientific information brought forward will be used in decision-making, and may potentially amend Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management plans within the Basin. The information highlighted here represents an integrated view of biophysical and socioeconomic elements at a scale never before attempted. The risks and opportunities are characterized in the broad context of the Basin for managers and the public to use as a foundation for discussion about future management.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c1964.
Book — xxvii, ix, 513 p.,  leaves of plates,  blank : diagram, port. ; 21 cm.
Introduction by Ernest Mayr On the Origin of Species Bibliography Subject Index Diagram of Divergence.
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