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Lake Mead National Recreation Area Vegetation Monitoring And Management: Final Project Report, Scott R. Abella, Margaret N. Rees 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Lake Mead National Recreation Area Vegetation Monitoring And Management: Final Project Report, Scott R. Abella, Margaret N. Rees

Vegetation Monitoring

Vegetation Monitoring and Analysis at Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) was funded by the Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan, Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, and Lake Mead NRA base-funds. This Cooperative Task Agreement was awarded to the Public Lands Institute (PLI) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) on September 30, 2006 with the term ending December 31, 2009, as modified. The primary purpose of this Task Agreement was to work within an interagency framework towards the accomplishment of three main vegetation management objectives. These three goals were to: (1) inventory, research ...


What Is Clean Cities?, U.S. Department of Energy 2010 U.S. Department of Energy

What Is Clean Cities?, U.S. Department Of Energy

Publications (T)

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP), Clean Cities is a government- industry partnership designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. Clean Cities contributes to the energy, environmental, and economic security of the United States by supporting local decisions to reduce our dependence on imported petroleum. Established in 1993 in response to the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992, the partnership provides tools and resources for voluntary, communitycentered programs to reduce consumption of petroleum-based fuels.


Disturbance And Plant Succession In The Mojave And Sonoran Deserts Of The American Southwest, Scott R. Abella 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Disturbance And Plant Succession In The Mojave And Sonoran Deserts Of The American Southwest, Scott R. Abella

Public Policy and Leadership Faculty Publications

Disturbances such as fire, land clearing, and road building remove vegetation and can have major influences on public health through effects on air quality, aesthetics, recreational opportunities, natural resource availability, and economics. Plant recovery and succession following disturbance are poorly understood in arid lands relative to more temperate regions. This study quantitatively reviewed vegetation reestablishment following a variety of disturbances in the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of southwestern North America. A total of 47 studies met inclusion criteria for the review. The time estimated by 29 individual studies for full reestablishment of total perennial plant cover was 76 years. Although ...


Coastal Biophysical Inventory Database For The Point Reyes National Seashore, Joseph Guy Kinyon 2010 University of Redlands

Coastal Biophysical Inventory Database For The Point Reyes National Seashore, Joseph Guy Kinyon

MS GIS Program Major Individual Projects

The Coastal Biophysical Inventory Database is the repository of the data gathered from a rapid assessment of approximately 161 km of the intertidal habitat managed by the Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Coastal Biophysical Inventory Database is modeled after the “Alaska Coastal Resources Inventory and Mapping Database” and CoastWalker program of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The protocol and database were adapted for this effort to represent the features of the Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area located along the northern central coast of California.

The database is an ...


Conserving Migratory Land Birds In The New World: Do We Know Enough?, John Faaborg, Richard T. Holmes, Angela D. Anders, Keith L. Bildstein 2010 University of Missouri

Conserving Migratory Land Birds In The New World: Do We Know Enough?, John Faaborg, Richard T. Holmes, Angela D. Anders, Keith L. Bildstein

Dartmouth Scholarship

Migratory bird needs must be met during four phases of the year: breeding season, fall migration, wintering, and spring migration; thus, management may be needed during all four phases. The bulk of research and management has focused on the breeding season, although several issues remain unsettled, including the spatial extent of habitat influences on fitness and the importance of habitat on the breeding grounds used after breeding. Although detailed investigations have shed light on the ecology and population dynamics of a few avian species, knowledge is sketchy for most species. Replication of comprehensive studies is needed for multiple species across ...


City Of San Luis Obispo: Community And Municipal Operations 2005 Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, Geoffrey M. Chiapella 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

City Of San Luis Obispo: Community And Municipal Operations 2005 Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, Geoffrey M. Chiapella

Master's Theses

The passage of AB 32 in 2006 initiated the need for city planners in California to consider the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions at the community level in order to develop policies and programs to reduce emissions in the future. Although local jurisdictions are not required to quantify and report emissions at this time, the AB 32 Climate Change Scoping Plan recommended a reduction goal for local governments of 15 percent below today’s levels by 2020 to ensure consistent reduction goals at the state and local levels.

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability initiated the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) campaign ...


Shoreline Evolution: Gloucester County, Virginia York River, Mobjack Bay, And Piankatank River Shorelines, Donna A. Milligan, Kevin P. O'Brien, Christine Wilcox, C. Scott Hardaway Jr. 2010 Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Shoreline Evolution: Gloucester County, Virginia York River, Mobjack Bay, And Piankatank River Shorelines, Donna A. Milligan, Kevin P. O'Brien, Christine Wilcox, C. Scott Hardaway Jr.

Reports

Shoreline evolution is the change in the shore zone through time. Along the shores of Chesapeake Bay, it is a process and response system. The processes at work include winds, waves, tides and currents which shape and modify coastlines by eroding, transporting and depositing sediments. The shore line is commonly plotted and measured to provide a rate of change, but it is as important to understand the geomorphic patterns of change. Shore analysis provides the basis to know how a particular coast has changed through time and how it might proceed in the future.

The purpose of this data report ...


Shoreline Evolution: York County, Virginia York River, Chesapeake Bay And Poquoson River Shorelines, Donna A. Milligan, Kevin P. O'Brien, Christine Wilcox, C. Scott Hardaway Jr. 2010 Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Shoreline Evolution: York County, Virginia York River, Chesapeake Bay And Poquoson River Shorelines, Donna A. Milligan, Kevin P. O'Brien, Christine Wilcox, C. Scott Hardaway Jr.

Reports

The purpose of this data report is to document how the shore zone of York (Figure 1) has evolved since 1937. Aerial imagery was taken for most of the Bay region beginning that year,and can be used to assess the geomorphic nature of shore change. Aerial imagery shows how the coast has changed, how beaches, dunes, bars, and spits have grown or decayed, how barriers have breached, how inlets have changed course, and how one shore type has displaced another or has not changed at all. Shore change is a natural process but, quite often, the impacts of man ...


Shoreline Evolution: City Of Poquoson, Virginia Poquoson River, Chesapeake Bay, And Back River Shorelines, Donna A. Milligan, Kevin P. O'Brien, Christine Wilcox, C. Scott Hardaway Jr. 2010 Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Shoreline Evolution: City Of Poquoson, Virginia Poquoson River, Chesapeake Bay, And Back River Shorelines, Donna A. Milligan, Kevin P. O'Brien, Christine Wilcox, C. Scott Hardaway Jr.

Reports

The purpose of this data report is to document how the shore zone of Poquoson has evolved since 1937. Aerial imagery was taken for most of the Bay region beginning that year, and can be used to assess the geomorphic nature of shore change. Aerial imagery shows how the coast has changed, how beaches, dunes, bars, and spits have grown or decayed, how barriers have breached, how inlets have changed course, and how one shore type has displaced another or has not changed at all. Shore change is a natural process but, quite often, the impacts of man through shore ...


Shoreline Evolution: City Of Newport News, Virginia James River And Hampton Roads Shorelines, Donna A. Milligan, Kevin P. O'Brien, Christine Wilcox, C. Scott Hardaway Jr. 2010 Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Shoreline Evolution: City Of Newport News, Virginia James River And Hampton Roads Shorelines, Donna A. Milligan, Kevin P. O'Brien, Christine Wilcox, C. Scott Hardaway Jr.

Reports

Shoreline evolution is the change in the shore zone through time. Along the shores of Chesapeake Bay, it is a process and response system. The processes at work include winds, waves, tides and currents which shape and modify coastlines by eroding, transporting and depositing sediments. The shore line is commonly plotted and measured to provide a rate of change, but it is as important to understand the geomorphic patterns of change. Shore analysis provides the basis to know how a particular coast has changed through time and how it might proceed in the future.

The purpose of this data report ...


Mathews County Shoreline Management Plan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Carl H. Hobbs III, Christine A. Wilcox, Kevin P. O'Brien, Lyle M. Varnell, Shoreline Studies Program 2010 Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Mathews County Shoreline Management Plan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Carl H. Hobbs Iii, Christine A. Wilcox, Kevin P. O'Brien, Lyle M. Varnell, Shoreline Studies Program

Reports

This report has several sections. General coastal zone management considerations and existing conditions along the Mathews County shoreline are discussed. The overall Mathews shoreline was divided into three reaches: Reach 1, Piankatank River, Hills Bay, and Queens Creek; Reach 2, New Point Comfort to Gwynn’s Island including Milford Haven; and Reach 3, Mobjack Bay, East River, and North River. Each reach is discussed in terms of specific shore conditions as well as design considerations and shore stabilization recommendations. Reach 2 is slightly different from the other reaches in that it includes the high energy Chesapeake Bay shoreline. For this ...


Kinetics Of So2 Absorption With Fly Ash Slurry With Concomitant Production Of A Useful Wastewater Coagulant, Ling Li, Maohong Fan, Robert C. Brown, Jacek A. Koziel, Johannes van Leeuwen 2010 Iowa State University

Kinetics Of So2 Absorption With Fly Ash Slurry With Concomitant Production Of A Useful Wastewater Coagulant, Ling Li, Maohong Fan, Robert C. Brown, Jacek A. Koziel, Johannes Van Leeuwen

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

This research was aimed at recovering Fe and Al compounds to produce a useful complex coagulant from fly ash using H2SO4 and SO2 from flue gas oxidized to SO3 by NaClO3. The reaction kinetics of wet SO2 scrubbing from simulated flue gas with fly ash slurry was studied. The SO2 scrubbing experiments were carried out in a jacketed glass reactor system with a simulated flue gas containing SO2 and N2 in the gas phase and fly ash slurry in the liquid phase. Sodium chlorate was added to oxidize SO2 to SO3, adding H2SO4 in the slurry. The reaction orders of ...


Interview With Jacquin Dole, Riverside Farms, 2010 (Audio), Jacquin Dole 2010 Portland State University

Interview With Jacquin Dole, Riverside Farms, 2010 (Audio), Jacquin Dole

All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories

Interview of Jacquin Dole by Paul Hopper at Riverside Farm McMinnville, Oregon on February 28th, 2010.

The interview index is available for download.


Interview With Bernard Smith, Full Of Life Farms, 2010 (Audio), Bernard Smith 2010 Portland State University

Interview With Bernard Smith, Full Of Life Farms, 2010 (Audio), Bernard Smith

All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories

Interview of Bernard Smith by Kyle Dykstra on February 28th, 2010.

The interview index is available for download.


Education In The Environment: A Strategy For Continued Interagency Outdoor Education Programming: Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending February 28, 2010, Margaret N. Rees 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Education In The Environment: A Strategy For Continued Interagency Outdoor Education Programming: Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending February 28, 2010, Margaret N. Rees

Reports (PLI Education)

Highlights of the university’s focused efforts during the past three months include the following:

  • A total of 56 people participated in a Families in Nature event at the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
  • More than 225 people are expected to attend the Our Places Tell Stories Conference, February 24 -27, 2010
  • Forever Earth was scheduled for 19 days this quarter and benefited 622 individuals.
  • Nine Discover Mojave Outdoor World events were conducted for 199 participants.


Interview With Katy Kolker, Portland Fruit Tree Project, 2010 (Audio), Katy Kolker 2010 Portland State University

Interview With Katy Kolker, Portland Fruit Tree Project, 2010 (Audio), Katy Kolker

All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories

Interview of Katy Kolker by Dan Stillinger in Portland, Oregon on February 27th, 2010.

The interview index is available for download.


Ensuring Success With Program Reflection, Daphne Sewing 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Ensuring Success With Program Reflection, Daphne Sewing

Our Places to Tell Stories

  • Present a framework for program reflection
  • Share ideas and tools
  • Provide an opportunity to adapt for your program


Sustainability And Water At The University Of Iowa Facilities Management, Liz Christiansen 2010 University of Iowa

Sustainability And Water At The University Of Iowa Facilities Management, Liz Christiansen

Water Sustainability Initiative Publications

No abstract provided.


Water Sustainability Initiative, Jerry Schnoor 2010 University of Iowa

Water Sustainability Initiative, Jerry Schnoor

Water Sustainability Initiative Publications

No abstract provided.


Water Resource Sustainability: Our Shared Responsibility, Nandita Basu 2010 University of Iowa

Water Resource Sustainability: Our Shared Responsibility, Nandita Basu

Water Sustainability Initiative Publications

No abstract provided.


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