Ecosystem Management: Additional Actions Needed to Adequately Test a Promising Approach

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DIANE Publishing, 1995 - 87 pages
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Page 22 - Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.
Page 21 - CEQ, to prepare detailed environmental impact statements for major federal actions that may significantly affect the quality of the human environment...
Page 20 - Multiple use" means the management of the various surface and subsurface resources so that they are utilized in the combination that will best meet the present and future needs of the American people; the most judicious use of the land for some or all of these resources or related services over areas large enough to provide sufficient latitude for periodic adjustments in use to conform to changing needs and conditions; the use of some land for less than all of the resources; and harmonious and coordinated...
Page 26 - Maintaining and restoring the "integrity" of the components and the functioning of the processes within ecosystems is important to protecting "biological diversity" (biodiversity) — or the variety of species, the genetic differences among them, and the communities and ecosystems in which they occur. A 1991 report by the Keystone Center, which was based on the deliberations of 60 federal officials and scientists, nonfederal scientists, and representatives from environmental and industry organizations,...
Page 16 - Service, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS...
Page 16 - Management (BLM), the Fish and Wildlife Service within the Department of the Interior, and the Forest Service within the Department of Agriculture — have grown more similar over time.
Page 7 - recognizes that plant and animal communities are interdependent and interact with their physical environment (soil, water, and air) to form distinct ecological units called ecosystems that span federal and nonfederal lands.
Page 31 - April 1994 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. We obtained comments on a draft of this report from the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the White House Office on Environmental Policy. The agencies...
Page 39 - Policy and is composed of assistant secretaries from 12 departments and agencies as well as representatives from the Office of Management and Budget and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Page 84 - National Wildlife Refuges: Continuing Problems With Incompatible Uses Call for Bold Action...

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