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Forest Service re-evaluating use of Environmental Impact Statements in forest plans; weighing use of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems

June 28, 2004

The U.S. Forest Service could change a practice that dates back to the early 1980s and forego the environmental impact statement process in the plans required for each of its national forests and...

Invasive Species Control Issues Featured in New Reports and Upcoming Seminar

June 21, 2004

The Environmental Law Institute® today announced the release of two reports spotlighting the need to control non-native invasive species in the United States,...

New Guidebook Links Land Use Planning and Local Biology

May 26, 2004

Nature-Friendly Ordinances, a new book published by the Environmental Law Institute® and...

Texas Conservationist Wins 2004 National Wetlands Award

May 14, 2004

Sky Lewey from Uvalde, Texas has won the 2004 National Wetlands Award for Education and Outreach. She will be honored at a ceremony on May 20th at the Senate Caucus Room in Washington, DC for her...

University of Rhode Island Scientist Wins 2004 National Wetlands Award

May 14, 2004

Francis Golet, Professor of Wetland Ecology at the University of Rhode Island’s Department of Natural Resources Science, has won the 2004 National Wetlands Award for Science Research. He...