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Natural Resources

  • Updated: 08/31/2016 4:55 pm CDT
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     The American Trails website includes all types of information and trail connections and provides information about trails in each State.

  • Updated: 08/31/2016 4:39 pm CDT
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    The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation website includes information on more than 50 trails in Iowa, projects, and resources for people to explore nature.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:34 pm CDT
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    From Iowa State University - News on agriculture and natural resources.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 8:47 pm CDT
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    Rainscaping Iowa's website offers extensive info on best management practices related to stormwater management, including links to publications.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:37 pm CDT
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    A list of programs including the Urban Conservation Program and the Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation Program.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 8:49 pm CDT
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    From the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - The Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series gives an overview of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction strategies that local governments can use.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:39 pm CDT
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    The Natural Resources Geographic Information Systems (NRGIS) Library is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) repository developed and maintained by the GIS Section of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:00 pm CDT
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    The Center for Watershed Protection provides tools for clean water and healthy natural resources and promotes implementation of state-of-the-art watershed management techniques.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:41 pm CDT
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    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service website provides an overview of the National Wetlands Inventory and posts the latest news and reports on wetlands. Related data can be download by using their website as well.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:02 pm CDT
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    An overview of Prairie Crossing Conservation Community in Grayslake, Illinois. The community is considered a national example of how to design communities to help support a better way of life.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:42 pm CDT
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    Found here is the IOWATER website. IOWATER is a volunteer water quality monitoring program.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:25 pm CDT
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    Presents the Iowa Drainage Dristrict Association's (IDDA) website.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:43 pm CDT
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    An overview of The Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program in the State of Michigan.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:27 pm CDT
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    The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) provides website visitors with information on conferences and access to publications.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:44 pm CDT
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    The United States Geological Survey (USGS) offers nation-wide topography maps and aerials.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:29 pm CDT
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    Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl.

  • Updated: 09/24/2015 10:47 am CDT
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    A number of programs, educational opportunities, and an overview of the Conservation Reserve Program are provided.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 11:38 am CDT
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    Included is an overview of the state preservation strategies.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:30 pm CDT
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    Provides a link to the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study for Iowa and a list of Iowa's impaired waters.

  • Updated: 09/24/2015 10:51 am CDT
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    Statewide Urban Design And Specifications (SUDAS) manuals provide common urban standards for public improvements such as sanitary sewers, water mains, streets, sidewalks, utility locations, signalization, drainage and erosion control.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 12:15 pm CDT
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    The Public Policy Center's (PPC) mission at the University of Iowa is to provide decision-makers with information that can make lifestyles and communities thrive in sustainable ways through academic research.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:31 pm CDT
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    Drake University's online source for a variety of links covering environmental and natural resources law.

  • Updated: 09/24/2015 10:52 am CDT
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    The Iowa Stormwater Management Manual. For a complete overview and a link to the manual please use the link given here.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 7:04 pm CDT
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    Multiple links are provided to an overview, guidebook, and description of programs and other efforts being taken to improve quality of life in Dakota County, Minnesota.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:33 pm CDT
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    Iowa Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 8:43 pm CDT
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    Provides links to resources for communities on public education, public participation, construction site runoff control, illicit discharge prevention, post construction, and pollution prevention.