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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR WASHINGTON DC

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Works: 144 works in 149 publications in 1 language and 185 library holdings
Classifications: QE75, 557.9132
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Sediment-deposition rates and organic compounds in bottom sediment at four sites in Lake Mead, Nevada, May 1998 by Kenneth J Covay( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1998 the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the University of Nevada Las Vegas investigated rates of sediment deposition and concentrations of selected synthetic organic compounds at four sites in Lake Mead. Sediment cores were extracted from two sites (one shallow and one deep) in Las Vegas Bay from one site in the Overton Arm, and from one site near the historic confluence of the Colorado and Virgin Rivers. The sediment cores were age-dated using cesium-137 and were analyzed for the presence of organochlorine compounds (pesticides and degradation products polychlorinated biphenyls dioxins and furans) and for semivolatile organic compounds (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and phenols)
Youth Conservation Corps Source Book of Environmental Awareness People and Natural Resources by Washington, DC Department of Agriculture( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide is written for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) unit managers and staff. It provides philosophies, concepts, methods, and techniques for integrating environmental awareness in YCC camp programs. The first chapter of this sourcebook defines environmental education and gives six goals of environmental education that were a result of a workshop held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1975. The next chapter discusses planning an environmental awareness program. It goes into planning projects, field trips, group living, and recreation. Emphasis is given to integrating environmental awareness into work projects. Chapter three presents activities to strengthen team work in the YCC program. It gives examples of solving a problem through group interaction, role-playing games, the process and problem solving approach to learning, and teaching process skills. The remaining chapters present ecological principles and environmental concepts, an environmental awareness scorecard for evaluating student progress, a discussion of urban youth and the YCC, and the roles of Federal and State agencies. (BB)
Caring for Coastal Wetlands: The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caring for Coastal Wetlands is a short, colorful companion to a technical report submitted to Congress by the Louisiana Wetlands Conservation and Restoration Task Force. The 1997 Evaluation Report to the U.S. Congress on the Effectiveness of Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Restoration Projects. It provides a brief history of wetland legislation and overviews of wetland values and problems associated with wetland loss. Most of the booklet, however, describes the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act, passed by Congress in 1990: how funds are provided for wetland restoration to Louisiana and other states, how restoration projects are designed and what their progress was through 1997, and how the Act provides for future monitoring of wetland restoration projects
Effects of urbanization on the magnitude and frequency of floods on small streams in Tennessee by Clarence H Robbins( )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engineers involved in bridge, culvert, and highway design often need to know the magnitude and frequency of discharge from small streams where the drainage basin is urbanized. To develop reliable methods for determining the frequency of floods on small streams in Tennessee where urbanization is a factor, considerable amounts of runoff data are needed. However, long-term runoff data from urban areas in Tennessee have not been collected except in large urban areas. To improve the reliability of estimating flood peaks in all urban areas of Tennessee, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Tennessee Department of Transportation began a program in July 1977 to collect concurrent rainfall-runoff data on streams draining less than about 25 square miles in urban areas with populations between 5,000 and 100,000. These rainfall-runoff data will be used to calibrate a U.S. Geological Survey Rainfall-Runoff Model to estimate synthetic urban flood data statewide
A Year of Progress Preparing for the 21st Century by Washington, Dc Department of the Interior( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achievements of the Department of Interior for 1981 in the areas of natural resources, parks, wildlife areas, water, Western lands, Indian reservations, and island territories are reported. Section 1 outlines increases in onshore and offshore oil and gas, coal, and geothermal leases on federal lands. Section 2 describes results in the change of policy from acquiring more land to preserving the nation's parks, wildernesses, and wildlife refuge systems. Section 3 reports the partnership between Western states and the federal government to avert a water crisis in the next decade. Accomplishments include 10 new Western water projects, operation of 2 giant wind turbines, and revitalization of the Bureau of Reclamation. Section 4 notes the improvement in the relationship between the government and Western states, a result, among others, of revenue sharing, honoring states' rightful claims to land granted when they entered the union, and transferring federal land to state and local government. Section 5 outlines ways in which the Department has helped Indian tribes and island territories achieve economic self-reliance and governmental self-determination. The final section describes achievements in management, regulatory reform, red tape reduction, and national control. Numerous charts and photographs are included. (KC)
Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 1975. Geological SurveyCircular 765 by Charles Richard Murray( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States Geological Survey has compiled data on water use in this country every fifth year since 1950. This document is the most recent of this series and presents data on water withdrawn for use in the United States in 1975. In the introduction, recent and present water use studies are discussed along with a description of the terminology involved. Withdrawal uses, discussed in the second section, involve withdrawal for public supplies, rural uses, irrigation, self-supplied industrial water, thermoelectric power, and hydroelectric power. Also in this section, a summary of off-channel water withdrawals and consumption is given. Other sections of this publication discuss non-withdrawal uses; trends in water use over 25 years; supply compared with cumulative, off-channel water withdrawals; and a bibliography. Data for this study were compiled from 407 areas using federal, state, and local information sources. Many tables and figures are used to help summarize the data and support the text. The last half of this document consists of 14 tables compiling the data for water use not covered in detail in the text. (Mr)
Water-Quality and Discharge Data for St. Joseph Bay, Florida, 1997-98( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical data were compiled on water quality and water levels for the St. Joseph Bay area to assess quality of possible sources of land derived water into the Bay. Ground-water quality data were compiled from Florida Department of Environmental Protection and surface-water quality data were compiled from U.S. Geological Survey files. Water-quality and water-level data were measured during two sample collection periods in October 1997 and March 1998 to determine water quality and discharge rates in St. Joseph Bay under two sets of flow conditions. Measurements in the Bay included water level, temperature, pH, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity. Median pH in water from the surficial, intermediate and Floridan aquifer systems ranged from 4.8 to 7.8, and median specific conductance values were less than 500 microsiemens per centimeter. Median nutrient concentrations--nitrate plus nitrite, ammonia and phosphorus--in the three aquifers were less than 0.5 milligrams per liter. The median pH was 7.0 and the median specific conductance was 81 microsiemens per centimeter for two samples from the Chipola River distribution canal
Fate and transport modeling of selected chlorinated organic compounds at Operable Unit 3, U.S. Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida by J. Hal Davis( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ground water contaminated by the chlorinated organic compounds trichloroethene (TCE), cis-dichloroethene (DCE), and vinyl chloride (VC) has been found in the surficial aquifer beneath the Naval Aviation Depot at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. The affected area is designated Operable Unit 3 (OU3) and covers 134 acres adjacent to the St. Johns River. Site-specific ground-water flow modeling was conducted at OU3 using MODFLOW, and solute-transport modeling was conducted using MT3DMS. Simulations using a low dispersivity value, which resulted in the highest concentration discharging to the St. Johns River, gave the following results. At 60 years traveltime, the highest concentration of TCE associated with the Area C plume had discharged to St. Johns River at a level that exceeded 1x10(3) micrograms per liter (mg/L). At 100 years traveltime, the highest concentration of TCE associated with the Area D plume had discharged to the river at a level exceeding 3x10(3) mg/L. At 200 years traveltime, the Area B plume had not begun discharging to the river
The Third Wave. . . America's New Conservation, Conservation Yearbook No. 3 by Washington, Dc Department of the Interior( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerned first with the definition of conservation and its problems, and then with specific actions by the Department of the Interior in response to these problems, this 1966 yearbook provides highlights of work done by the 26 bureaus, offices, and/or administrations within the Department. Coverage is broad, relating to many aspects of conservation in the United States in a descriptive, non-technical style. Numerous colored and black and white pictures, graphics, and accompanying narration serve to elaborate the theme of the endless task of restoring the balance of nature, man, and his institutions. Four special color essays are included depicting the ravages of man on the land, endangered wildlife, beauty of the National Parks, and the rising tide of education. (Bl)
Our Living Land, Conservation Yearbook Series Volume Number 7 by Leroy Preudhomme( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This yearbook provides highlights of the work done by the various bureaus and offices of the Department of the Interior during 1970. The coverage is broad, relating to many aspects of conservation and the environment in the United States, in a descriptive, non-technical style. General theme of the report is the need for environmental management and the restoration and maintenance of an ecological balance. Topics considered include the fragile earth, individual responsibility for wise and prudent use of our land, re-creation of the man and land relationship, environmental research and repair work in replenishing the resources of our earth to counteract our explosive productivity, and the preservation of human heritage while developing and maintaining the quality of the natural environment. Numerous color photographs and art reproductions are presented throughout the yearbook. (Bl)
Ecological Engineering of the City The Urban Ecosystem. Urban Ecology Series, No. 8 by Washington, DC Department of the Interior( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cities of the world are great engineering feats. From the earliest dwellings of man constructed out of the raw materials of the environment, man has used his ingenuity to work engineering wonders that improve the circumstances of human life. By engineering technological skills, human beings have altered the environment to suit varied activities. Bioengineering refers to the medical application of engineering to severe human problems of prosthesis. The same concept can be put to use in the larger human environment. Ecologists have an array of terms to describe community and environmental conditions, i.e., the ecosystem. Through the use of engineering skills, cities can be made better than they are, but first, knowledge about ecological principles as they relate to cities must be enlarged. (Author/AM)
Review of Educational Activities, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Part I by Washington, Dc Department of the Interior( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The document reports an audit review made of educational activities within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (bia) area offices in Anadarko and Muskogee, Oklahoma; Gallup, New Mexico; Juneau, Alaska; and Phonenix, Arizona. The field work, completed in 1967, was designed to (1) compile financial information to correlate with measures of output, (2) identify and determine reasons for differences in unit costs between geographical areas and accounting periods, (3) assess reliability of the BIA's financial records, and (4) appraise the effectiveness of the BIA's financial information in meeting management needs. Available information used included the fiscal years 1960 through 1965. The review principally focused upon effectiveness of the financial information system, feeding costs, guidance and dormitory operation costs, school bus and biannual transportation costs, plant operations and maintenance costs, and laundry expenses incurred by bia schools. Also reviewed were assistance to Indian pupils in non-Federal schools; school management, instruction, and program direction; and summer programs and adult education programs. Recommendations for improvement in financial management by the bia are included in the report, as well as 22 trend charts and schedules with narrative designed to focus on principal results of the review. (El)
Native Hawaiians Study Commission Report on the Culture, Needs and Concerns of Native Hawaiians. Final Report. Volume II. Claims of Conscience: A Dissenting Study of the Culture, Needs and Concerns of Native Hawaiians by Washington, DC Department of the Interior( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume II of the final report of the Native Hawaiians Study Commission (NHSC) on the culture, needs, and concerns of native Hawaiians, this book contains a formal dissent to the conclusions and recommendations presented in Volume I made by three of the NHSC commissioners. Its principal criticism is that Volume I fails to address the underlying intent of the commissioned study: (1) to assess the American involvement in the take-over of the Kingdom of Hawaii; (2) based on the finding regarding American participation in the coup d'etat of 1893, to ascertain whether American culpability for injuries or damages suffered by Native Hawaiians existed; and (3) to advise about how to approach and answer any such Native Hawaiian claims. This volume of the report further states that critical support is lacking for Volume I's argument that the United States bears no legal or moral responsibility for the actions of American officals during the coup d'etat of 1893. After an executive summary, flaws of methodology, interpretation, and conclusion in the following areas covered by Volume I are discussed: (1) the historical review of American participation in the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893; (2) the conditions and terms of American annexation of the Hawaiian Islands; (3) the trust responsibilities of the Hawaiian Homes Act; and (4) the cultural and social needs of native Hawaiians. Recommendations are presented regarding rhe resolution of compensable claims by Native Hawaiians for losses of domain and dominion. (KH)
Herpetofaunal Diversity of the Four Holes Swamp, South Carolina( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the amphibians and reptiles in a sanctuary in the Four Holes Swamp, South Carolina, in 1976 revealed 62 species. An additional 27 species may have been residents. Species diversity and abundance were greatest in upland areas around the swamp and lowest on the oak flats that are often regarded as the most valuable swamp habitats. A few species were restricted to cypress creeks. Springs on the bluffs that border the swamp favor several species, including some species that are more common in cooler regions. The results of the survey were evaluated based on 50-year trends in population sizes of amphibian and reptilian species at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland and on 40-year trends in population sizes of amphibian and reptilian species on the University of Kansas Fitch Natural History Reservation to predict the possible consequences of different kinds of management. On the Fitch Reservation, where natural landscape patterns are mixed woodlands and prairies, all kinds of active management were discouraged, and succession produced an almost unbroken forest. By the late 1980s, 21 of the 31 herpetofaunal resident species had disappeared or declined significantly Changes at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, where management sought to maintain existing landscape patterns, included nearly equal losses and gains. As many as half of the amphibian and reptilian species of the Four Holes Swamp may decline or be extirpated if all habitats proceed to climax communities, and even management to maintain present habitats may affect as many as 10% of the species. But natural disturbances may help to maintain habitat diversity and species richness. Conservation goals for the Four Holes Swamp should be based on the role of the swamp in the broader landscape
The Geologic Story of Canyonlands National Park. Geological SurveyBulletin 1327 by Stanley William Lohman( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964, Canyonlands was established as the 32nd U.S. national park, covering 400 square miles at the junction of the Green and Colorado Rivers in Utah. This booklet gives the early history of the area, a summary of the geologic history of the park, and a description of the high mesas, benchlands, and canyons. There are 81 illustrations including maps, charts, and photographs of the Canyonlands. Additional readings and selected references are included. (Ma)
Nutrients in the Upper Mississippi River: Scientific Information to Support Management Decisions. The Upper Mississippi River - Values and Vulnerability( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Upper Mississippi River (UMR) flows south about 1,300 miles from its headwaters in Minnesota to its confluence with the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois. The river gains volume along its path as it drains nearly 190,000 square miles (490,000 km2) of land, extending over parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri (fig. 1). The UMR is valued as a multiple-use resource where commercial navigation, water supply, and recreational demands coexist with valued natural resources. Some 7%80 million tons of commodities are transported on the river annually. More than 30 million residents rely on river water for uses such as public and industrial supplies and power plant cooling. The river hosts about 12 million recreational visitors annually. When the public has been asked to identify priorities for the river, however, environmental uses were considered more important (Carlson, 1999). The river is home to a wide variety of wildlife, fish, and aquatic invertebrates. Added to these year- round residents are the many bird species that migrate through the corridor or stop seasonally to breed or overwinter (fig. 2). The fact that three major National Wildlife Refuge complexes and several National Park units have been established along the corridor of the UMR reflects the river's importance to the natural resources of the Nation
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. 31st Annual Report October 1, 1977 to September 30, 1978 by Washington, DC Department of State( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmarks in a broad area of political advancement for the people of Micronesia highlighted fiscal year 1978. Among the landmarks were the signing of the eight principles for Free Association, the referendum on the constitution for the Federated States of Micronesia, the chartering of the governments of the four central districts of the Trust Territory (Yap, Truk, Ponape, and Kosrae), and the subsequent election and inauguration of executive officers in three of those districts. The area of social development included such highlights as the Trust receiving $1 million in Block Grant Funds and $220,000 for rent subsidies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; approximately 70 new housing units were built and 326 homes renovated. The field of education saw the long sought accreditation of the Community College of Micronesia in Ponape. Major economic advancements were in the field of interdistrict transportation and communication with Continental Air-Micronesia adding a third Boeing 727 to its fleet, the commencement of construction on a $16.5 million airport for Truk, and five 500-ton field trip vessels added to the inter-island sea transportation system. Other areas explored in this annual report to the United Nations include a description of the status of the territory and its inhabitants, conclusions and recommendations of the Trusteeship Council, and a wide variety of tabular data including demography, employment, agriculture, manufacturing, finance, and health statistics. (DS)
The Great Cataract : effects of late Holocene debris flows on Lava Falls Rapid, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona by Robert H Webb( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lava Falls Rapid is the most formidable reach of whitewater on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon and is one of the most famous rapids in the world. Although the rapid was once thought to be controlled by the remnants of lava dams of Pleistocene age, Lava Falls was created and is maintained by frequent debris flows from Prospect Canyon. We used 232 historical photographs, of which 121 were replicated, and 14C and 3He dating methods to reconstruct the ages and, in some cases, the magnitudes of late Holocene debris flows. We quantified the interaction between Prospect Canyon debris flows and the Colorado River using image processing of the historical photographs. The highest and oldest debris-flow deposits on the debris fan yielded a 3He date of 2.9 0.6 ka (950 BC), which indicates predominately late Holocene aggradation of one of the largest debris fans in Grand Canyon. The deposit, which has a 25-m escarpment caused by river reworking, crossed the Colorado River and raised its base level by 30 m for an indeterminate, although probably short, period. We mapped depositional surfaces of 6 debris flows that occurred after 950 BC. The most recent prehistoric debris flow occurred no more than 500 years ago (AD 1434)
Quest for Quality, Conservation Yearbook No. 1 by Washington, Dc Department of the Interior( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented in this 1964 yearbook are highlights of the work done by the various bureaus and offices of the Department of the Interior. Coverage is broad, relating to many aspects of conservation in the United States in a descriptive, non-technical style. Some of the topics considered include the quality of living; recreation, water, mineral, fuel, land, fish, and wildlife resources; research programs; human needs and resources; and Department management. Numerous graphics, colored and black and white pictures enhance the narration. (Bl)
Ycc Program Handbook. Revised Edition by Washington, Dc Department of the Interior( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program handbook was written for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Public Law 93-408. This Act was passed to establish the Youth Conservation Corps (ycc). The booklet is divided into nine chapters outlining the organization of a ycc camp. The chapters cover the background of the ycc, the organization and management of the ycc camp, record keeping, enrollee living, environmental awareness and work, community relations, the ycc health program, safety management, and the ycc State Grant program. Each chapter outlines government policy, responsibilities, and regulations concerning the different aspects of the Youth Conservation Corps centers. (Aj)
 
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