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64 Environmental Websites found for: Field State Contains Minnesota


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Public Health Assessments
Summary: To retrieve a public health assessment, click on the region of your choice, and you will see the list of health assessments currently available from that region. The listings are in alphabetical order, by state.
Provided by: U.S. Public Health Service
URL: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov:80/HAC/PHA/region_5.html
Reference URL: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HAC/PHA/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
Keywords: Hazardous Waste, Public Health, Toxic Substances
Contact: Lateefah Wooten
Contact Email: LWooten@cdc.gov
Last Updated: 9/12/2002 6:18:11 PM


American Whitewater: River Guide for MN
Summary: A site that provides the river levels in MN. Indicates rivers running above, below, and at average levels.
Provided by: American Whitewater
URL: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River_state-summary_state_MN_
Reference URL: http://www.americanwhitewater.org
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Conservation, Recreation, Rivers/Streams
Last Updated: 2/14/2008 11:46:35 AM


Boulder Lake Management Area
Summary: The Boulder Lake Management Area (BLMA) is a "window" for various audiences to view full-scale, integrated natural resource management occurring in the BLMA using such things as interpretive trails, public programs and formal environmental education activities.
Provided by: Boulder Lake Management Area
URL: http://www.blma.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Ecosystems, Education Materials, Fish, Forestry, Recreation, Wildlife
Contact: John Paulson
Contact Email: jpaulson@mnpower.com.
Contact Telephone: (218)722-5642, extension 3569
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:55:58 PM


Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States
Summary: The mission of Eastern States is the responsible stewardship of Public Lands and resources under the jurisdiction of the BLM in the 31 continental states east of, and bordering upon, the Mississippi River (see the Map). Eastern States has exclusive surface management jurisdiction on approximately 30,000 acres of land plus another 39 million acres of subsurface reserved minerals estate. These Public Lands and resources are managed to protect the environment and provide a diverse array of products and outdoor experiences. Eastern States is also responsible for the maintenance and protection of the official Land Records and Cadastral Surveys for the Department of the Interior. Eastern States is divided into two administrative districts, located in Jackson, Mississippi and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Provided by: U.S. Department of the Interior
URL: http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia
Keywords: Conservation, Land Use, Monitoring
Contact: W. Hord Tipton
Last Updated: 4/14/2008 11:43:26 AM


Cedar Creek Natural History Area Long Term Ecological Research
Summary: Cedar Creek Natural History Area lies near the confluence of three great biomes of North America --- the deciduous forest reaching east to the Atlantic and south to the Gulf, the boreal forest growing north to Hudson's Bay, and the prairie stretching westward to the Rockies. It is a central location to investigate North American ecology.
Provided by: University of Minnesota
URL: http://www.lter.umn.edu/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Conservation, Ecosystems, Monitoring
Last Updated: 9/2/2003 4:23:49 PM


Center for Global Environmental Education
Summary: The WaterShed is an educational exhibit that provides learning opportunities about metropolitan watersheds, and about people's connections to rivers and other waters through every-day actions in watersheds. This website is a virtual version of the traveling exhibit, pictured below. This exhibit and website have been developed by an association of organizations in the Twin Cities and funded with grants from the Metropolitan Council.
Provided by: Hamline University Graduate School of Education
URL: http://cgee.hamline.edu/watershed/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Conservation, Education Materials, Volunteer Monitoring, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: n/a
Contact Email: cgee@hamline.edu
Contact Telephone: 651-523-2480 / Fax: 651-523-2987
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:53:57 PM


Central States Water Environment Association
Summary: Provides a Water Environment Federation (WEF) organization (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin) offering multiple opportunities for the exchange of water quality knowledge and experiences among its members and the public and to foster a greater awareness of water quality achievements and challenges.
Provided by: University of Wisconsin
URL: http://www.cswea.org
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): ILLINOIS, MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN
Keywords: Drinking Water, Education Materials, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Central States Water Environment Association
Contact Email: haque@wsd.dst.il.us
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:55:26 PM


Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Home Page
Summary: The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is located in Wisconsin's Northwoods, covering over a million and a half acres. The Chequamegon side of the forest covers about 858,400 acres in Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price, Taylor, and Vilas counties.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/cnnf/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Minnesota, Wisconsin
Keywords: Forestry, Recreation
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:54:11 PM


Chippewa National Forest
Summary: One of 155 National Forests, the Chippewa was the first National Forest established east of the Mississippi. The Forest boundary encompasses 1.6 million acres, of which over 666,325 acres are managed by the USDA Forest Service. Aspen, birch, pines, balsam fir and maples blanket the uplands. Water is abundant, with over 1300 lakes, 923 miles of rivers and streams, and 400,000 acres of wetlands. These unique qualities offer an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities all year long.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/chippewa/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Forestry, Recreation
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:56:55 PM


Chippewa National Forests
Summary: Chippewa National Forest is in the USDA-Forest Service Eastern Region. The Region consists of sixteen national forests in 20 northeastern states. The Forests provide timber; grazing; habitat for fish, plants, and animals; and some of the finest recreation lands in the country. The phrase, Caring for the Land and Serving People, captures the Forest Service mission - to achieve quality land management under the sustainable multiple-use concept to meet the diverse needs of the people.
Provided by: USDA-Forest Service
URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/chippewa/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Ecosystems, Forestry, Recreation
Map Themes: General-Other
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari/wo@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:01:01 PM


Climate Change and Minnesota
Summary: Rising global temperatures are expected to raise sea level, and change precipitation and other local climate conditions. Changing regional climate could alter forests, crop yields, and water supplies. It could also threaten human health, and harm birds, fish, and many types of ecosystems. Deserts may expand into existing rangelands, and the character of some of our National Parks may be permanently altered. Unfortunately, many of the potentially most important impacts depend upon whether rainfall increases or decrease, which can not be reliably projected for specific areas.
Provided by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Agriculture, Birds, Conservation, Ecosystems, Fish, Forestry, Land Use, Public Health, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Wetlands
Contact: none
Contact Email: none
Contact Telephone: none
Last Updated: 11/13/2006 10:00:53 AM


Climate Change and Mississippi
Summary: Rising global temperatures are expected to raise sea level, and change precipitation and other local climate conditions. Changing regional climate could alter forests, crop yields, and water supplies. It could also threaten human health, and harm birds, fish, and many types of ecosystems. Deserts may expand into existing rangelands, and the character of some of our National Parks may be permanently altered. Unfortunately, many of the potentially most important impacts depend upon whether rainfall increases or decrease, which can not be reliably projected for specific areas.
Provided by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Agriculture, Birds, Conservation, Ecosystems, Fish, Forestry, Land Use, Public Health, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Wetlands
Contact: none
Contact Email: none
Contact Telephone: none
Last Updated: 11/13/2006 10:22:33 AM


Columbia Environmental Research Center
Summary: The Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) is a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research facility located in Columbia, Missouri. CERC has a national mission of expertise in environmental toxicology and chemistry, and a regional mission of ecosystem science for large rivers and other ecosystems in the Central Region of the USGS.
Provided by: USGS Biological Resources Division
URL: http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/
Reference URL: http://biology.usgs.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Keywords: Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Fish, Monitoring, Pesticides, Public Health, Rivers/Streams, Science Projects, Toxic Substances, Wildlife
Last Updated: 2/20/2008 3:28:02 PM


Deep Portage Conservation Reserve
Summary: Deep Portage Conservation Reserve is a year round residential environmental education center located on 6,307 acres of pine and aspen covered glacial hills, lakes, rivers and bogs an hour north of the city of Brainerd in north central Minnesota. Located in the headwaters loop of the Mississippi in the land of the loon and ladyslipper.
Provided by: Deep Portage Conservation Reserve
URL: http://www.deep-portage.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Conservation, Education Materials, Monitoring, Parks
Contact Email: portage@uslink.net
Contact Telephone: (218)682-2325
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:56:56 PM


ForNet
Summary: The ForNet Project is a joint effort between the University of Minnesota - College of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Division of Foresty. One measure of success with the ForNet project is the degree to which the MN DNR-Forestry implements the prototypes that were developed into their day to day business operations. So far several of our applications have been duplicated and expanded upon, including ForestView and air photos online. Take some time to visit their site and see what else they are developing.
Provided by: ForNet
URL: http://www.gis.umn.edu/fornet/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Forestry
Contact Email: fornet-info@forestry.umn.edu
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:00:38 PM


Foundation for Clean Air Progress
Summary: Our nation's air quality has improved dramatically since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970 ? and this progress can be measured in every state. Here, you can compare state air quality statistics and state emissions trends. Click on a state for details on how much cleaner the air has become in your area.
Provided by: Foundation for Clean Air Progress
URL: http://www.cleanairprogress.org/your_state_air/index.asp
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Federated States Of Micronesia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Marshall Islands, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Mariana Islands, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Palau, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Trust Territories, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Keywords: Air Quality/Pollution, Conservation, Monitoring
Last Updated: 10/24/2002 2:16:27 PM


Great Lakes Science Center
Summary: The Great Lakes Science Center is dedicated to providing scientific information for the management of our nation's biological resources. The Center is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has biological stations and research vessels located throughout the Great Lakes Basin. The precursor to the current Center's programs began in 1927 when investigations of the collapse of the Lake Erie cisco population were initiated by the Center's first director, Dr. John Van Oosten. Our research spans a range of studies including fish populations and communities, aquatic habitats, terrestrial ecology, nearshore and coastal communities and the biological processes that occur in this complex ecosystem of the Great Lakes.
Provided by: USGS Biological Resources Division
URL: http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/
Reference URL: http://www.nbs.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
Keywords: Biodiversity, Coasts, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Fish, Lakes, Monitoring, Science Projects, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:57:06 PM


Interdisciplinary Research Initiative: Hydrologic Research in the Shingobee River Headwaters Area, Minnesota
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://wwwbrr.cr.usgs.gov/projects/IRI/factsheet.html
Reference URL: http://wwwbrr.cr.usgs.gov/projects/IRI/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Ecosystems, Groundwater, Lakes, Watershed Management, Wetlands
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:04:19 PM


Lake Access, Making Water Quality Data Real and Relevant for Minnesotans
Summary: This project will use data from a new innovative water quality monitoring technology called the remote underwater sampling system that measures water quality and transmits data to a land-based computer. Colleges and high schools are already using this data. This project will expand the number of monitoring stations and place real-time and historical water data, combined with watershed land use and cultural data, on the Internet and at a kiosk. The goals is the provide public access to the information with the education materials to interpret the data and place in a context of community decision-making. EMPACT Metro Grant recipient.
Provided by: Lake Access
URL: http://lakeaccess.org/
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/empact/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Metropolitan Area(s): 5120-Minneapolis--St. Paul
Keywords: Lakes, Monitoring, Science Projects, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Lake Access
Last Updated: 2/15/2008 3:18:37 PM


Management Systems Evaluation Area (MSEA) Project
Summary: The Management Systems Evaluation Area (MSEA) Project was established to evaluate the impact of farming systems on water quality. The project is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other state and federal agencies. Sites are located in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Findings are being shared with producers so they can respond voluntarily to water quality requirements while maintaining or increasing crop productivity and profitability.
Provided by: Ohio State
URL: http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~msea/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): IOWA, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NORTH DAKOTA, NEBRASKA, OHIO, SOUTH DAKOTA, WISCONSIN
Keywords: Agriculture, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Marc Flinn
Contact Email: flinn.3@osu.edu
Contact Telephone: FAX: (614) 292-9448
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:03:32 PM


MetroGIS
Summary: MetroGIS is a Geographic Information Systems project that is helping local governments and other organizations share data in the seven-county Twin Cities Area. It will provide access to many types of information including property records, natural resources, public works, demographics, education, and other areas. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system that is able to store, analyze, and display information about places on the earth. By using GIS, organizations are obtaining more accurate, reliable, and timely geographic data which helps people make more effective decisions. MetroGIS is expected to reduce duplication of effort, cut government costs at all levels, and vastly expand access to geographical information. The MetroGIS concept was started in 1995 by the Metropolitan Council, a regional government organization. It was first introduced through the Minnesota GIS/LIS State Conference and two informational forums which were held to gage public support on regional GIS. A small group of metro area GIS users began meeting. Since that time, at least 150 people, representing a wide variety of agencies and organizations, have been involved in building MetroGIS. MetroGIS has organized into four advisory teams, a coordination committee, and a policy board. The board establishes policies to implement agreements. Advisory teams were formed to address strategic issues and will dissolve upon completion of their work. The four advisory teams are composed of experts in the following areas: policy, data content, data standards, and data access. The coordinating committee provides a forum to discuss MetroGIS design, implementation, and operations. It also defines goals and issues for each of the advisory teams and supports the Policy Board. Many organizations are participating in MetroGIS. Government organizations including counties, cities, state agencies, federal agencies, school districts, and watersheds have been involved. Non-profit groups, private organizations, and utilities also participate in the MetroGIS project. The MetroGIS project has been endorsed by each of the seven metropolitan counties, Association of Metropolitan Municipalities (AMM), Metropolitan Chapter of the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts (MAWD), Technology Information Educational Services (TIES), and Metropolitan Council.
Provided by: Metropolitan Council
URL: http://www.state.mn.us/intergov/metrogis/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Contact: Randall Johnson
Contact Email: randy.johnson@metc.state.mn.us
Contact Telephone: (612) 602-1638
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:57:34 PM


Minnesota's 1998 Unified Watershed Assessment
Summary: The Clean Water Action Plan calls for state environmental agencies and United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) state conservationists to jointly convene a process to create Unified Watershed Assessments (UWA) every two years, beginning in 1998. These assessments will provide direction for States and Tribes to focus resources. Tribal governments are to take the lead on tribal lands and waters, and the CWAP partners will work together to protect the quality of the Tribal Trust and Treaty ceded territory resources. The scale of watershed at which assessments are to be reported are the "8-digit hydrological accounting unit" defined by the U.S. Geological Survey. In Minnesota these are the same as the 84 major watersheds as defined by the Department of Natural Resources. These assessments are to pull together a broad range of available information which can be used to identify four categories of watersheds.
Provided by: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/basins/cwaplan-restore.html#proresults
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Rivers/Streams, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: Markell Lanpher
Contact Telephone: 651-297-2810
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:59:40 PM


Minnesota-USGS Programs
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://h2o.usgs.gov/public/wid/html/mn.html
Reference URL: http://h2o.usgs.gov/public/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Drinking Water, Mineral Resources, Wetlands
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:02:35 PM


Minnesota Conservation Federation
Summary: A Minnesota based conservation-education group.
Provided by: The Minnesota Conservation Federation
URL: http://www.mncf.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Air Quality/Pollution, Conservation, Education Materials, Habitat Loss, Laws/Legislation, Pollution Prevention, Recreation, Volunteer Monitoring, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: n/a
Contact Email: mncf@mtn.org
Contact Telephone: n/a
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:54:57 PM


Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Summary: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is responsible for ensuring that the food we eat is safe and wholesome all the way from the farm until it reaches the consumer. Its mission is to work toward a diverse agricultural industry that is profitable as well as environmentally sound; to protect the public health and safety regarding food and agricultural products; and to assure orderly commerce in agricultural and food products. The MDA administers inspection programs to ensure the wholesomeness of foods, milk and animal feeds. The agency is responsible for pesticide, fertilizer, weed, feed and seed regulations. The MDA is also the only state agency that promotes the development of Minnesota agriculture and its related industries, which together are responsible for nearly one-quarter of all the jobs in Minnesota.
Provided by: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
URL: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Agriculture, Conservation, Monitoring, Pesticides, Public Health
Contact: Gene Hugoson
Contact Email: webinfo@mda.state.mn.us
Contact Telephone: (651) 297-2015
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:02:55 PM


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Provided by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Fish, Recreation, Wildlife
Contact: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Contact Email: webmaster@dnr.state.mn.us.
Contact Telephone: 1-800-766-6000 , 296-6157
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:57:49 PM


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - DNR Waters
Provided by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/index.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Watershed Management
Last Updated: 2/21/2008 3:48:43 PM


Minnesota Department of Transportation
Summary: The MN Department of Transportation coordinates the Great River Road program, development and improvement activities of both state and local agencies along the Great River Road in Minnesota.
Provided by: Minnesota Department of Transportation
URL: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Contact: Donald Moberg
Contact Telephone: 612-779-5097
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:05:09 PM


Minnesota Environmental/Recycling Hotline Web Page
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.1800cleanup.org/StatePrograms/States/Minnesota/mn.htm
Reference URL: http://www.1800cleanup.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Pollution Prevention, Recycling
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:58:59 PM


Minnesota Land Trust
Summary: Welcome to the Minnesota Land Trust! Our Mission is to promote the protection and enhancement of open space in Minnesota. This includes farmland, wetlands, woodlands, bluff lands, wildlife habitat, and scenic areas. Through direct conservation efforts, public education, and a number of community partnerships, we're accomplishing our goal.
Provided by: Minnesota Land Trust
URL: http://www.mnLand.org
Reference URL: http://www.lta.org/listing.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Biodiversity, Conservation, Land Trust, Land Use, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:05:31 PM


Minnesota Natural Heritage Program
Summary: The program's goal is to identify Minnesota's ecologically significant natural lands. It conducts inventories and research, manages data in a computer-based system, and provides technical advice on Minnesota's native habitats and rare species. The program identifies and locates significant examples of Minnesota's plant and animal species, plant community types, special wildlife habitats, and special geologic features. The program is a centralized information system useful to planners interested in conservation or development. This system aids both the process of identifying natural areas most needing protection, and the environmental review process that must evaluate potential impacts from alternate routing and siting decisions on public and private development projects. A brochure describing the program's information system in more detail is available upon request. Part of the Natural Heritage Network.
Provided by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/nhnrp/index.html
Reference URL: http://www.heritage.tnc.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Biodiversity, Birds, Conservation, Ecosystems, Endangered Species, Fish, Habitat Loss, Monitoring, Parks, Plants, Wildlife
Last Updated: 2/21/2008 3:48:43 PM


Minnesota Nutrient Criteria Query
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://oaspub.epa.gov/nutrient/query.state_form?state=MN
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Water Quality/Pollution
Last Updated: 10/9/2002 10:40:29 AM


Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Summary: The MPCA mission is to protect Minnesota's environment to secure the quality of life of its citizens. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) was established in 1967. Its purpose is to protect Minnesota's environment through monitoring environmental quality and enforcing environmental regulations.
Provided by: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/netscape4.html#
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Air Quality/Pollution, Pollution Prevention, Public Health
Contact: MPCA Information Line
Contact Email: webmaster@pca.state.mn.us
Contact Telephone: (651) 296-6300/(800) 657-3864
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:03:35 PM


Minnesota River Basin Web's Home Page
Summary: The Minnesota River is one of the 20 most endangered waterways in America. A report by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) entitled Minnesota River Assessment Project (MRAP) documented frequent violations of federal or state standards for bacteria, phosphorus, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen at several monitoring stations along the Minnesota River or its tributaries. MRAP suggested several possible sources for these pollutants, including feedlots, septic systems, wastewater treatment plants, stream and ditch erosion, and runoff or erosion from agricultural lands. MRAP presented both an agency and a citizens advisory group plan for implementation of practices to control pollution in the Minnesota River basin. There is a sense of urgency for reductions in non-point source (NPS) pollutant loading to the Minnesota River, with particular emphasis on the role of producers and the agricultural community. The MRAP report did not provide detailed information about the soil, landscape, and climatic factors that influence sources of non-point source pollution, crop or animal management practices, or the feasibility for adoption of various non-point source reduction practices. To address this need, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) contracted with the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota to develop a systematic, comprehensive, and scientific approach for addressing agricultural profitability and non-point source pollution reduction in the Minnesota River basin. The MDA project had five major objectives. (1) The first was to develop a framework for describing and inventorying characteristics of the basin that affect non-point source pollution, agricultural management practices and their potential for reducing non-point source pollution. (2) The second was to develop an inventory for research on the risk associated with adopting crop management practices that can reduce non-point source pollution. (3) The third was to identify knowledge gaps and research needs for non-point source pollution in the Minnesota River basin. (4) The fourth was to develop an educational outreach program for disseminating information about the Minnesota River basin and to accelerate the adoption of farming practices to reduce agricultural NPS pollution. (5) The fifth was to describe and evaluate the performance of various simulation models used for estimating the impact of farm management practices on NPS pollution in the Minnesota River basin.
Provided by: University of Minnesota
URL: http://www.soils.agri.umn.edu/research/mn-river/index.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Agriculture, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: Ananda Mallawatantri
Contact Email: ananda@soils.umn.edu
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:04:13 PM


Minnesota River Basins/Watersheds
Summary: A basin (or drainage basin) is the area of land drained by a river or lake and its tributaries. Minnesota's 10 major drainage basins are shown on the map to the right. Each drainage basin is made up of smaller units called watersheds, which correspond to the drainage of a tributary or lake system. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is using a geographically based approach to water quality protection and restoration. This approach, which focuses on the state's major river basins, will help the agency 1) better identify water quality problems, 2) work with communities to establish shared goals and priorities, and 3) develop effective pollutant-reduction strategies. The MPCA will work with partners in communities throughout the state to develop water quality plans for each of Minnesota's 10 river basins
Provided by: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/basins/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Watershed Management
Contact: Elizabeth Brinsmade
Contact Telephone: (651) 296-7312
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:58:21 PM


Minnesota Sea Grant Program Home Page
Summary: Minnesota Sea Grant provides the people, tools, and the technology to help maintain and enhance our coastal and aquatic economies and resources. We are researchers and educators who focus on discovering solutions to problems facing Lake Superior and Minnesota's inland waters. We also work to help people make informed decisions about their communities and resources. We are part of the National Sea Grant Program, which supports programs in 31 coastal and Great Lakes states and territories. We are funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), and the University of Minnesota. Minnesota Sea Grant is located on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus.
Provided by: University of Minnesota
URL: http://www.d.umn.edu/seagr
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Coasts, Conservation, Ecosystems, Erosion, Fish, Lakes, Monitoring, Volunteer Monitoring, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Carl Richards
Contact Email: crichard@d.umn.edu
Contact Telephone: 218) 726-8710
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:02:43 PM


Mississippi Headwaters Guide Book
Summary: Mississippi Headwaters Guide Book (1995, 80 pages) Text by Molly MacGregor Illustrations by Peter L. Card III. Mississippi Headwaters Guide Book helps the reader find the treasures of the Mississippi River's first 400 miles in northern Minnesota. The guide is illustrated by four-color maps depicting recreation sites, historic locations, plants and animals of the river, such as timber wolf, orchids, snapping turtle and osprey. Black and white photos show scenic locations and the text is illustrated by original pencil drawings.
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://mississippiheadwaters.org/publications/publications.htm
Reference URL: http://www.mhbriverwatch.dst.MN.US/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Forestry, Lakes
Contact: Mississippi Headwaters Board
Contact Email: 0999mhb@InforMNs.K12.mn.us
Contact Telephone: (218) 547-7263
Last Updated: 6/2/2008 3:28:00 PM


Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC)
Summary: Due to the escalating costs of acquiring satellite images, in 1992 several federal agencies agreed to operate as a consortium in order to acquire satellite-based remotely sensed data for their environmental monitoring programs. Original members of the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) consortium were the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) . Later joining the consortium were the National Atmospheric and Space Administration (NASA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). During the 1990's, the MRLC resulted in several successful mapping programs, including the: (1) Coastal Change Analysis Project (C-CAP) administered by NOAA; (2) Gap Analysis Project (GAP) directed by the Biological Resources Division of the USGS; and the National Land Cover Data (NLCD) project directed by both the USGS and EPA. The data developed by these projects are available publicly either through download, or by contacting the agencies involved.
Provided by: US EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/mrlc/
Geographic Keywords: United States
State(s): Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Federated States Of Micronesia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Marshall Islands, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Mariana Islands, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Palau, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Trust Territories, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Keywords: Land Use
Map Themes: Condition, Health-Ecological
Last Updated: 12/4/2003 1:53:55 PM


Natural Resources Inventory and Analysis Institute
Summary: The Natural Resources Inventory and Analysis Institute The Natural Resources Conservation Service works in partnership with the American people to conserve and sustain natural resources on private lands. The Natural Resources Inventory and Analysis Institute (NRIAI) was created to improve the NRCS's ability to inventory, monitor, and assess status and trends of our nation's natural and environmental resources. NRIAI was chartered in 1995 and is in the Soil Survey and Resource Assessment Deputy Area, reporting to the Director of the Resources Inventory Division in NRCS National Headquarters. The Director of NRIAI is Dr. Emil Horvath.
Provided by: USDA NRCS
URL: http://www.nriai.nrcs.usda.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Federated States Of Micronesia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Marshall Islands, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Mariana Islands, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Palau, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Trust Territories, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Keywords: Agriculture, Air Quality/Pollution, Conservation, Dams, Ecosystems, Endangered Species, Erosion, Floods, Land Use, Laws/Legislation, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Point Source Pollution, Pollution Prevention, Population, Reservoirs, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Map Themes: Condition, Demographic/Human activities
Contact: David Buland
Contact Email: buland@brc.tamus.edu
Contact Telephone: 254-770-6522
Last Updated: 3/21/2008 2:43:34 PM


Northeast Midwest Initiative homepage
Provided by: Northeast Midwest Initiative
URL: http://www.nemw.org
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): CONNECTICUT, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, WISCONSIN
Keywords: Lakes
Contact: Northeast Midwest Instittute
Contact Telephone: (202) 544-5200
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:57:13 PM


Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Summary: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC), located near Jamestown, North Dakota, is one of many science centers operated by the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Mission: To develop research information on the quantitative ecological requirements for sustainable wildlife populations; To design and conduct studies of numbers and distribution of flora and fauna including identification of change resulting from habitat loss and modification; To disseminate the latest in technical information and research findings such that interested audiences benefit to the maximum extent possible.
Provided by: USGS Biological Resources Division
URL: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/
Reference URL: http://www.nbs.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Keywords: Biodiversity, Birds, Ecosystems, Endangered Species, Fish, Habitat Loss, Plants, Rivers/Streams, Science Projects, Wetlands, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/22/2002 1:56:26 PM


NRCS Economics & Analysis Site
Summary: NRCS Economics & Analysis Site This web site contains models, technical notes, links, case studies, budgets, databases, and other resources developed for NRCS Resource and Economic Analysis. Other sources of NRCS Resource Economic Analysis information are available at State of the Land Site, the Resource Economics and Social Sciences Division, and the Social Sciences Institute. This site is created to be the main NRCS support site for state economists.
Provided by: USDA NRCS
URL: http://waterhome.tamu.edu/NRCSdata/
Geographic Keywords: United States
State(s): Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Federated States Of Micronesia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Marshall Islands, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Mariana Islands, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Palau, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Trust Territories, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Keywords: Agriculture, Conservation, Erosion, Floods, Forestry, Land Use, Laws/Legislation, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Population, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Contact: David Buland
Contact Email: buland@brc.tamus.edu
Contact Telephone: 254-770-6522
Last Updated: 10/23/2003 2:49:39 PM


Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project
Summary: Everybody loves hummingbirds, and these tiny feathered dynamos can be used to help students learn about science, math, geography, culture, and virtually any academic discipline. Operation RubyThroat is an award-winning cross-disciplinary project in which participants in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America collaborate to study behavior and distribution of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). K-12 teachers and students especially are invited to participate in this Web-based project. The Operation RubyThroat Web site is the most comprehensive one available about hummingbird natural history and hummingbird banding and research. The project is an outreach initiative of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History near York, South Carolina, USA ( http://www.hiltonpond.org ).
Provided by: Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
URL: http://www.rubythroat.org
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia
Keywords: Biodiversity, Birds, Conservation, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Forestry, Habitat Loss, Land Use, Parks, Plants, Recreation, Riparian Habitat, Science Projects, Wildlife
Map Themes: General-Other
Contact: Bill Hilton Jr.
Contact Email: webmaster@rubythroat.org
Contact Telephone: 803-684-5852
Last Updated: 11/21/2002 3:12:39 PM


Real People, Real Places
Summary: "Real People, Real Places: A Guide to Ecosystem-based Works-in-Progress around Minnesota" This collection of stories is now on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' World Wide Web site at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ebm/ .The Guide is one of the first efforts nationally to highlight how ecosystem-based approaches to natural resource management are being applied on the ground. Stories feature narrative, photos, maps, and links to related web sites in a user-friendly format. Each profile describes how citizens, nonprofit groups, and businesses are working with natural resource professionals to build more vibrant communities in their landscapes and watersheds. "Real People, Real Places" is designed for a broad audience. Community leaders and decision makers can draw upon the examples as they create healthier places to live. Citizens can explore Minnesota's diverse ecosystems and discover opportunities for community participation. Educators and students can use these stories to enrich their learning, while outdoor recreationists will find ideas for new and challenging outdoor experiences. The Guide is dynamic and is regularly updated. Currently featured are ten stories throughout Minnesota, ranging from the tallgrass prairie and the northwoods, to the blufflands and broadleaf forests.
Provided by: Minnesota DNR
URL: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/rprp/index.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Ecosystems, Education Materials
Contact: Paul Purman
Contact Email: paul.purman@dnr.state.mn.us
Contact Telephone: 651-296-9558
Last Updated: 10/28/2003 12:01:32 PM


River Basins/Watersheds
Summary: The State of Minnesota periodically assesses individual stream reaches, lakes, wetlands and aquifers as required by section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. These individual assessments are based on whatever data and information are available from local resource managers. The Index of Watershed Indicators (IWI) assessment, uses this information, but combines it with other information. To view the Minnesota 305(b) river assessments for individual waterbodies within major watersheds, go to http://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/basins/305briver.html To view the Minnesota 305(b) lake assessments for individual waterbodies within major watersheds, go to http://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/basins/305blake.html Users may want to use the 305(b) individual waterbody information available from Minnesota to make their own judgements about how representative these data actually are of larger watersheds.
Provided by: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/basins/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Contact: Elizabeth Brinsmade
Contact Telephone: 651-296-7312
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:54:22 PM


Rivers Council of Minnesota
Summary: The Rivers Council of Minnesota is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Minnesotans protect, restore and and enjoy our 92,000 miles of streams and rivers.
Provided by: Rivers Council of Minnesota
URL: http://www.riversmn.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Ecosystems, Habitat Loss, Land Use, Pollution Prevention, Rivers/Streams, Science Projects, Sediment, Urban Runoff, Volunteer Monitoring, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: Rivers Council of Minnesota
Contact Email: info@riversmn.org
Contact Telephone: (612) 676-1745
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:00:36 PM


Saunders Lake
Summary: Information about Saunders Lake - located in Mound and Minnetrista, MN.
Provided by: Saunders Lake Association
URL: http://www.saunderslake.org
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Education Materials, Fish, Monitoring, Volunteer Monitoring, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Bob Connolly
Contact Email: bob@saunderslake.org
Contact Telephone: 952-484-6126
Last Updated: 4/18/2006 11:13:57 AM


Seek - Sharing Enivironmental Education Knowledge
Summary: Welcome to SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge) a place to find Minnesota resources for environmental education. The SEEK directory works as a clearinghouse for all types of environmental education resources, from articles to lesson plans, from performances to displays, and many more. These resources come from a variety of organizations throughout Minnesota, including schools and colleges, government agencies, libraries and businesses. Abstracts of each resource have been placed into the SEEK directory, where you can locate them by using SEEK's search function. If the resource corresponds to your needs, you can obtain it, either directly if has a World Wide Web connection, or indirectly by writing or calling the organization that listed it. Training is available both for people wishing to learn how to use SEEK to find resources and for potential contributors who have resources they would like to list in the directory. The SEEK directory is constantly evolving. Our contributors are adding new resources to the directory and calendar continually. We are looking for new resources, announcements to include in the news and calendar and for new connections in the Explore area.
Provided by: Seek
URL: http://www.seek.state.mn.us/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Education Materials
Contact: SEEK Coordinator
Contact Email: seek@moea.state.mn.us
Contact Telephone: 612-215-0205/800-657-3843
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:54:26 PM


Selected Information Resources for Non-Point Source Pollution Reduction For Minnesota River Basin
Summary: Selected Information Resources for Non-Point Source Pollution Reduction For Minnesota River Basin.
Provided by: Department of Soil, Water, and Climate University of Minnesota
URL: http://www.soils.agri.umn.edu/research/mn-river/doc/edinfowb.html
Reference URL: http://www.soils.agri.umn.edu/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Rivers/Streams
Last Updated: 10/15/2002 9:43:15 AM


Superior National Forest
Summary: Three million acres of land, water, rock, and trees comprise the Superior National Forest which is located in northeastern Minnesota's arrowhead region.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/superior/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Forestry, Recreation
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/28/2003 12:01:32 PM


Superior National Forest
Summary: Three million acres of land, water, rock, and trees comprise the Superior National Forest which is located in northeastern Minnesota's arrowhead region.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/superior/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Forestry, Recreation
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/28/2003 12:01:32 PM


Superior National Forest
Summary: Three million acres of land, water, rock, and trees comprise the Superior National Forest which is located in northeastern Minnesota's arrowhead region.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/superior/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Forestry, Recreation
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/28/2003 12:01:32 PM


Superior National Forest
Summary: Three million acres of land, water, rock, and trees comprise the Superior National Forest which is located in northeastern Minnesota's arrowhead region.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/superior/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Forestry, Recreation
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/28/2003 12:01:32 PM


Superior National Forest
Summary: The Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota spans 150 miles along the United States-Canadian border. Established as a National Forest in 1909 by proclamation of Teddy Roosevelt, this three million acre forest is a rich and varied resource.
Provided by: USDA Forest Service
URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/superior/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Endangered Species, Forestry, Recreation, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/28/2003 12:01:32 PM


Superior National Forest
Summary: Superior National Forest is in the USDA-Forest Service Eastern Region. The Region consists of sixteen national forests in 20 northeastern states. The Forests provide timber; grazing; habitat for fish, plants, and animals; and some of the finest recreation lands in the country. The phrase, Caring for the Land and Serving People, captures the Forest Service mission - to achieve quality land management under the sustainable multiple-use concept to meet the diverse needs of the people.
Provided by: USDA-Forest Service
URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/superior.htm
Reference URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/index/htm
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Minnesota, Wisconsin
Keywords: Ecosystems, Forestry, Recreation
Map Themes: General-Other
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari/wo@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:01:10 PM


Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Summary: Mission: "To provide the information needed to support the sound management of the Mississippi River." The Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center is located in La Crosse and Onalaska, Wisconsin. The Center freely shares a wide range of biological, physical, spatial, and technical data and information relating to the Upper Mississippi River System. Established in 1986 as a center for ecological monitoring and analysis, the Environmental Center manages the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program which is the largest river-related inventory, monitoring, research, spatial analysis, and information sharing program in the United States.
Provided by: USGS Biological Resources Division
URL: http://www.umesc.usgs.gov/
Reference URL: http://www.nbs.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
Keywords: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Dams, Ecosystems, Floods, Habitat Loss, Monitoring, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Oil Spills, Rivers/Streams, Science Projects, Sediment, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/22/2002 1:56:26 PM


Upper Mississippi River Basin (NAWQA)
Summary: The NAWQA Program In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Department of the Interior, began a National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program. The long-term goals of the NAWQA program are to describe the status and trends of the quality of a large, representative part of the Nation's surface- and ground-water resources, and to identify the natural and human factors that affect the quality of those resources. Factors such as geomorphology, climate, hydrology, land use, and land cover that affect water quality are being studied relative to specific water-quality issues that affect large hydrologic regions of the United States. In addressing these goals, the NAWQA program will produce water-quality information that will be useful to policy makers and managers at the National, State, and local levels. Because assessing the water quality of the entire Nation would be impractical, activities of the NAWQA program take place within a set of hydrologic systems called study areas. Study areas at 60 locations comprise diverse hydrologic systems of river basins, aquifer systems, or both, ranging in size from 1,000 square miles to more than 60,000 square miles. These study areas encompass about 45% of the land area in the conterminous U.S. and represent 60-70% of the Nation's water use and population served by public water supplies.
Provided by: US Geological Survey (USGS)
URL: http://wwwmn.cr.usgs.gov/umis/index.html
Reference URL: http://wwwrvares.er.usgs.gov/nawqa/nawqa_home.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Agriculture, Aquifers, Drinking Water, Effluent, Eutrophication, Fish, Groundwater, Habitat Loss, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Pesticides, Point Source Pollution, Riparian Habitat, Sediment, Toxic Substances, Urban Runoff, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: none
Contact Telephone: (612) 783-3100
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:58:27 PM


US Army Corps of Engineers-Rock Island District
Provided by: US Army Corps of Engineers-Rock Island District
URL: http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): IOWA, ILLINOIS, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, WISCONSIN
Keywords: Floods, Recreation
Contact: Ron Fournier
Contact Email: ronald.f.fournier@usace.army.mil
Contact Telephone: (309) 794-5249
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:59:22 PM


US EPA Region 5 Home Page
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Region5/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, OHIO, WISCONSIN
Keywords: Combined Sewer Overflows, Drinking Water, Monitoring, Sediment, Stormwater, Superfund, Volunteer Monitoring, Watershed Management
Contact: Jeff Kelley
Contact Email: kelley.jeff@epamail.epa.gov
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:53:20 PM


USGS - Water Resources of Minnesota
Summary: The water resources of Minnesota consist of numerous streams, springs, lakes, and aquifer systems. The USGS collects and archives water- resources data including: streamflow, ground-water levels, and water-quality data at hundreds of locations throughout Minnesota. These hydrologic data are used in research and hydrologic studies to describe the quantity, quality, and location of Minnesota's water resources. The collection, analysis, and interpretation of these data are done in cooperation with other Federal, State and local agencies, tribal governments, universities, and research centers.
Provided by: US Geological Survey (USGS)
URL: http://wwwmn.cr.usgs.gov/wrd/index.html
Reference URL: http://wwwmn.cr.usgs.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Aquifers, Monitoring, Rivers/Streams
Contact: None Listed
Contact Email: mnweb@maildmnspl.cr.usgs.gov
Contact Telephone: (612) 783-3100
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:02:08 PM


USGS Programs in Minnesota
Provided by: US Geological Survey (USGS)
URL: http://water.usgs.gov/public/wid/html/mn.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA
Keywords: Floods, Groundwater, Mineral Resources, Rivers/Streams, Water Quality/Pollution, Wetlands
Contact: USGS Fact Sheet Team
Contact Telephone: 1-800-usa-maps
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:04:40 PM


VLAWMO
Summary: The Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization (VLAWMO) is empowered under Minnesota Statutes 103A -103H to manage the 23.5 square mile watershed. The watershed is Northeast of St. Paul, MN, covers six communities and is the watershed for the the St. Paul Water Utility. It's mission includes the protection of surface and groundwater, flood control and stormwater management, erosion control, and wetland protection throug the administration of local and state wetland rules. The joint powers membership includes: Gem Lake , Lino Lakes, North Oaks, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Township, White Bear Lake, and the St. Paul Water Utility.
Provided by: Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization
URL: www.vlawmo.org
Geographic Keywords: Metropolitan Area
State(s): Minnesota
Metropolitan Area(s): 5120-Minneapolis--St. Paul
Keywords: Watershed Management
Contact: S. McNamara
Contact Email: office@vlawmo.org
Contact Telephone: 651-429-8522
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 2:01:05 PM


Voyageurs National Park
Summary: The park lies in the southern part of the Canadian Shield, representing some of the oldest exposed rock formations in the world. This bedrock has been shaped and carved by at least four periods of glaciation. The topography of the park is rugged and varied; rolling hills are interspersed between bogs, beaver ponds, swamps, islands, small lakes and four large lakes. In the years since the last glaciation, a thin layer of soil has been created which supports the boreal forest ecosystem, the "North Woods" of Voyageurs National Park.
Provided by: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/voya/
Reference URL: http://www.nps.gov/index.html
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Minnesota
Keywords: Parks, Recreation
Map Themes: General-Other
Contact Telephone: (218) 283-9821
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:56:42 PM


Water quality in the Red River of the North, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, 1992-95
Summary: Water quality in the Red River of the North, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, 1992-95 By Stoner, J.D., Lorenz, D.L., Goldstein, R.M.,Brigham, M.E., and Cowdery, T.K. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRCULAR 1169 A contribution of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program
Provided by: USGS
URL: http://water.usgs.gov/public/pubs/circ1169/
Reference URL: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/nawqasum/index.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA
Keywords: Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: USGS
Contact Email: redn@maildmnspl.cr.usgs.gov
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 1:56:41 PM



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