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Main Title Priorities for ecological protection : an initial list and discussion document for EPA.
Author Barton, A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. National Center for Environmental Assessment.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA/600/S-97/002; NCEA-W-0181
Stock Number PB97-172522
OCLC Number 37136037
ISBN 9781234231217; 1234231212
Subjects Ecological risk assessment--United States. ; Environmental risk assessment--United States. ; Environmental protection--United States. ; Ecology--research
Additional Subjects US EPA ; Environmental protection ; Priorities ; Environmental policy ; Environmental management ; Enviromental issues ; Ecology ; Environmental planning ; Species diversity ; Man environment interactions ; Decision making ; Policy making ; Objectives ; Sustainable development ; Ecological integrity
Internet Access
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http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS34469
http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=30003TJR.PDF
http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=30003VNS.PDF
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
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EHAD  EPA/600-S-97-002 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 02/23/2001
EJAD  EPA 600/S-97-002 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/15/2011
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA/600-S-97-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/13/2009
EJBD  EPA/600-S-97-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/13/2009
EJDD  EPA/600/S-97/002 OASQA Library/Fort Meade,MD 12/19/1997
EKAM  EPA/600/S-97/002 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/03/1997
EKBD  EPA-600/S-97-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/03/1997
EKCD  EPA/600/S-97/002 NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 11/27/2018
ELBD  EPA 600-S-97-002 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/05/1997
ELDM  QH541.15.R57P75 1997 2 copies NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 07/03/1997
EMBD  EPA/600/S-97/002 GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/20/1997
ESAD  EPA 600-S-97-002 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/02/2016
NTIS  PB97-172522 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 44, 26 pages ; 28 cm
Abstract
With this document, the authors hope to stimulate Agencywide discussion on which ecological entities should be considered priorities for protection. They also propose a process by which decision makers can set specific ecological objectives to guide both assessment and action. The authors work group reviewed current trends in ecological protection, and found a pattern of longer-term objectives and increasing complexity of temporal and spatial scales. The authors also identified eight ecological entities of widespread concern and propose them as a list of common entities. The list can help turn the general goals provided by EPA laws into concrete, specific objectives that can guide assessments and actions.
Notes
"Discussion document." "Office of Research and Development"--Cover. "January 1997." "EPA/600/S-97/002." Includes bibliographical references. Shipping list no.: 97-0260-P.
Contents Notes
Authors, contributors, and reviewers -- Executive summary -- 1. Introduction. Background -- Audience -- Approach -- Limitations -- 2. Values and trends. Laws -- Current policies and practices at EPA -- Current practices at other agencies -- Community- and place-based projects -- Other indications -- Conclusions: some common areas of consideration -- 3. Ecological integrity. Ecological integrity -- Sustainability -- Resiliency -- Biodiversity -- Ecological processes and interactions -- How to incorporate ecological integrity into goals and objectives -- 4. Ecological entities to be protected. Some criteria for prioritizing ecological protection -- Some commonly valued ecological entities -- 5. Practical advice. Ecological risk assessment -- Application to national programs' risk-based decisions -- CBEP projects -- Waquoit Bay -- 6. Next steps. Glossary -- Bibliography -- Appendices -- Appendix A: Ecosystem concepts -- Appendix B: EPA past consideration of concerns by concern category and major EPA office -- Appendix C: Recent policies of federal resource management agencies -- Appendix D: Some community projects -- Appendix E: Lists of special places -- Appendix F: Statutory provisions that authorize EPA to consider specific concerns. With this document, the authors hope to stimulate U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discussion on which ecological entities should be considered priorities for protection. They also propose a process by which decision makers can set specific ecological objectives to guide both assessment and action. In this report, the authors identified eight ecological entities of widespread concern -- aquatic communities in lakes, streams, and estuaries; regional populations of 15 native species and their habitats; severe episodic threats (such as massive bird or fish kills); 16 important ecosystems functions and services; wetlands; endangered ecosystems; 17 endangered species and their habitats; and other "special places". They hope that this list can help turn the general goals provided by EPA laws into concrete, specific objectives that can guide future assessments and actions.