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The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society is a leading conservation organization working to protect the nation's public lands, the 635 million acres collectively owned by the American people and managed by our government. Since its founding in 1935, The Society has led the effort to permanently protect as designated Wilderness nearly 110 million acres in 44 states. They work strategically and collaboratively with land managers, decision makers, and other interested citizens to find common-ground solutions.

 

 

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The Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Society (TWS), founded in 1937, is an international, non-profit, scientific and educational association dedicated to wildlife stewardship. Their mission is "to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve biodiversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society. " The Wildlife Society encourages professional growth through certification, peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and working groups. TWS 'sections' are regional networks of The Wildlife Society in North America and encompass several states or provinces.

 

 

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Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) provides transportation practitioners, researchers, public officials, and other professionals with credible, high-quality information and research results to address the transportation challenges of the 21st century.

 

 

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Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. A primary goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. The Trust for Public Land also conserves working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand.

 

 

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Trout Unlimited

Since 1959, Trout Unlimited (TU) has worked to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. They have protected more than 10,000 river miles nationwide and pioneered new scientific, legal and legislative tools to make America's rivers cleaner and healthier. Trout Unlimited has thousands of volunteers working out of more than 400 chapters nationwide to conserve, protect and restore coldwater fisheries.   A professional staff of more than 120 scientists, grassroots organizers, lawyers and policy experts provides a national context for these local efforts, addressing legal and legislative challenges to the health of our nation's rivers.

 

 

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U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)

The U. S. Department of the Interior (DOI) "protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future".   Measured in economic terms, the Department’s programs support approximately $370 billion in economic activity each year and 1. 4 million jobs. The DOI manages the Nation’s public lands and minerals, including providing access to public lands and the Outer Continental Shelf for renewable and conventional energy; is the steward of 20 percent of the Nation’s lands including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and the public lands; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 western states and a supplier of hydropower energy; and upholds Federal trust responsibilities to Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

 

 

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U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is a cabinet-level executive department of the U.S. government. It is the primary agency in the federal government with the responsibility for shaping and administering policies and programs to protect and enhance the safety, adequacy, and efficiency of the transportation system and services.

 

 

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U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Climate Change Center and Environmental Forecasting

In May 1999, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the formation of its Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting (CCCEF) to address issues associated with climate change and variability. The Center has become the focal point within USDOT for information and technical expertise on transportation and climate change, working with its component organizations to coordinate related research, policies, and actions. The Center promotes comprehensive multi-modal approaches to reduce GHG emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change on the transportation system, while advancing USDOT's core goals of safety, mobility, environmental stewardship, and security.

 

 

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a Global Change Research Program, an assessment-oriented program with primary emphasis on understanding the potential consequences of climate variability and change on human health, ecosystems, and socioeconomic systems in the U. S.   EPA’s research on global change has two major areas of emphasis: air quality and water quality/aquatic ecosystems. Research is also conducted to support understanding of the human health impacts from global change.

 

 

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U.S. EPA Climate Ready Estuaries

The Climate Ready Estuaries Program, of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, works to help coastal managers protect estuaries from the effects of climate change. Climate Ready Estuaries provides a variety of information on developing coastal adaptation plans for coastal managers both within the National Estuary Programs and elsewhere. These resources relate to vulnerability assessments, developing and implementing adaptation strategies, engaging and educating stakeholders, and sharing past experience with coastal managers.