Restoration News Resources

The following links take you directly to the NEWS & INFORMATION section of various environmental organizations throughout the US.  These sites (listed in alpha order) provide current news updates on ecosystem restoration programs in their specific region.

Blue Legacy
Mississippi River Blog

CALFED Bay Delta
The CALFED Bay-Delta Program is a collaboration among 25 state and federal agencies with a mission to improve California’s water supply and the ecological health of the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

Chesapeake Bay Program
This is a regional partnership that has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983. Partners include MD, PA, VA, the District of Columbia; the Chesapeake Bay Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and citizen advisory groups.

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) of Louisiana
In 2005, the Louisiana Legislature formed the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) to develop and implement a comprehensive coastal protection plan.

Columbia River in the News
This site is managed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Region 10: The Pacific Northwest) which provides links to news articles, past and present, focusing on the Columbia River.

Department of Interior News Releases
Ø Salazar Moves to Ban Importation and Interstate Transfer of Burmese Python and Eight Other Giant Invasive Snakes

The Environment News Service (ENS) presents late-breaking environmental news covering global issues and events that affect the environment.

Greater Everglades
This site is managed by the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) which provides a framework to restore, protect and preserve the water resources of central and southern Florida, including the Everglades.

The Great Lakes Network
The Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) is a partnership that provides one place online for people to find information relating to the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region of North America.

Louisiana Coastal Restoration
(see Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana)

Missouri River Recovery Program
This Web site is the Corps of Engineers' online news and information guide for the overall Missouri River Recovery Program.

Northwest-Mideast Institute — Center for Policy Initiatives
The Northeast-Midwest Institute is a private, nonprofit, and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to economic vitality, environmental quality, and regional equity for Northeast and Midwest states.

National Estuary Program (NEP)
EPA's National Estuary Program was established by Congress in 1987 to improve the quality of estuaries of national importance.
Ø CLICK HERE To View NEP’s State of the
    Bay TECHNICAL Reports

Ø CLICK HERE to see the National Estuary
    Program in Action

Ocean Policy Task Force
Interim Framework for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning - released for 60 days public review. After the close of the comment period (12 Feb), the Ocean Policy Task Force will finalize its recommendations and provide a final
report to the President in early 2010.

Ø CLICK HERE for PDF of report

Platte River Recovery Implementation Program
The Platte River Recovery Implementation Program was initiated on January 1, 2007 as a basin-wide effort between the states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska and the Department of Interior to provide land, water, and scientific monitoring and research to evaluate Program benefits for the target species.

San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
The goal of the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture is to protect, restore, increase and enhance all types of wetlands, riparian habitat and associated uplands throughout the San Francisco Bay region.

Latest USDA News Releases
This site is managed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Ø CLICK HERE to see the Announcment
   of 41 Watersheds to take part in the
   Mississippi River Basin Initiative

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