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(ECP and CTSP grantees, reports, and other sites of interest for conservation geograpy, mapping and GIS. Grantees are coded by program and year of grant at the end of their name/state, i.e. e91 means ECP grant in 1991. c=cstp, cm=ctsp-mac, cs=ctsp-software)

ABA Section on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law . (American Bar Association Section on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL. 60611 Phone: 312/988-5625 email: .The mission of the Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law is to be the national forum for lawyers working in areas affecting natural resources, energy and the environment, committed to providing member and public services to enhance professional skills, development, and dialogue." Don't miss the Publications Catalog, covering Brownfields, NEPA, Resources Law, Environmental Crimes, and many others. Don't Miss: The Natural Resources Law Manual ed. by Richard Fink ."a first-stop research tool, presenting discussions of the most important issues in the major areas of resources law. Eight parts (33 chapters) cover key areas such as: Wetlands and coastal resources, Marine resources, Forest resources, Mineral and energy resources, Wildlife resources, Water resources, Federal public lands resources, Native American resources "

Alaska Conservation Foundation, Alaska Community Action on Toxics Ak c98 . (135 Christensen Drive, Suite 100, Anchorage Alaska 99501 Tel:(907) 222-7714 fax:(907) 222-7715 OR GIS contact: Pamela Miller) "Alaska Community Action on Toxics works with Alaskan communities to build effective networks to expose and eliminate the sources of toxic pollution that threaten environmental and human health. ACAT serves as a catalyst for affected communities by providing investigative research, advocacy, and training. ONLINE GIS INTERACTIVE MAPPING PROGRAM: "The goals of the project are to 1) conduct an investigative computer mapping project using GIS in partnership with Native and other affected communities throughout Alaska to determine the nature and extent of toxic sites from military, oil and gas, mining and other industrial activities; and 2) address toxic pollution problems through advocacy as well as technical and legal support. Alaska's poor and Native communities are suffering the brunt of radioactive and toxic waste disposal by the military and industrial activities. " Achievements: "Developed the only comprehensive GIS computer mapping program of toxic sites in Alaska. This database produces maps that identify and provide information on the nature and extent of environmental contamination. Information was integrated from the State of Alaska, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, and local sources to map over 2,000 toxic sites. The GIS maps detail the sites with potential for toxic exposure to humans; chemical weapons, radioactive waste, and Superfund sites; priority toxic waste sites; military sites; and region-specific maps. Current maps show approximately 2,000 toxic waste sites in Alaska, including nearly 600 military toxics sites, 547 sites with potential exposure to humans through drinking water, 15 radioactive waste sites, at least 9 chemical weapons dumps, and 17 sites where there is documented evidence of death or stress to fish or wildlife from the presence of hazardous substances. "

American Resources Information Network (ARIN) (tel:1-800-846-2746) is a cooperative project of public interest groups at the national, state and local level -- including land use planning, health and safety, historic and cultural preservation, labor, civil rights, conservation, and good government organizations -- working for the planning and protection of America's valuable resources...ARIN was organized to allow its members to respond more effectively to the increasing backlash against health and safety planning and protection legislation, in the form of "takings" proposals. ARIN educates the public about the "takings" threat and organizes opposition to "takings" bills, amendments, and referenda on the federal and state levels.

Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Oakland CA c97 . (1221 Preservation Parkway, Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: 510/834-8920; fax: 510/834-8926; email: . "APEN's mission is to unify and empower the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities to achieve multicultural environmental justice. Our projects are regionally based, but staff serve on national environmental justice committees. Please contact APEN to learn more about our current projects." see . The Environmental Justice Issues of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States .

California Environmental Resources Evaluation System Environmental Law . (1416 Ninth St. Suite 1311, Sacramento, CA, 95814, tel:(916) 654-9990 Director: Gary Darling, Phone 916-653-4279 email Resources on California & Federal Environmental Law and Policy and online environmental law resources . Dont miss: Environmental Impact Assessment Law , Land Use Law .

Californians for Pesticide Reform cm97 . (450 Geary Street, Suite 500 San Francisco, CA 94102 tel:(415) 292-1486 email: . Contact: Martin Bourque, head of CPR Research Task Force) See their Pesticide Watch site: "Californians for Pesticide Reform is a coalition of more than 120 public health, consumer, environmental, sustainable agriculture, labor and rural assistance public interest organizations. Our goals are to expand the public's right to know about pesticide use and abuse, reduce that use and promote safer, ecologically sound agricultural and urban pest management...We provide the tools that individuals and community groups need to eliminate pesticide use in their own communities" Their California Pesticide Use Maps show patterns of pesticide use across California .

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) .(1367 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite #300, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 785-8700, Fax: (202) 785-8701, E-mail: "CIEL is a public interest not-for-profit environmental law firm that deals with the issues of global commons, biodiversity and wildlife, international financial institutions, trade and the environment, and policy analysis and capacity building...CIEL's program areas include Global Commons, Biodiversity and Wildlife, Trade and Environment, International Financial Insitutions, and Policy Analysis and Capacity Building. CIEL's work covers more than 60 countries on six continents, with emphasis on the Western Hemisphere, Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States, and Asia."

Center for Neighborhood Technology Chicago IL C97 . (2125 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, tel:(773) 278-4800 email: . GIS Contact: Ignacio Correa-Ortiz Sustainable Calumet Project Manager (773)278-4800 ext. 120 "To promote public policies, new resources and accountable authority which support sustainable, just and vital urban communities." Don't miss their interactive ESRI IMS server project: Sustainable Calumet Project : "The project builds on nearly a decade of involvement the Center has had in the region, including work with local groups on brownfield restoration, conservation of wetlands, opposition to large-scale public works projects and the development of cutting-edge strategies which can capitalize on the region's unique assets. " Location Efficient Mortgage (LEM) project: "In the spring of 1996, a research team formed by three non-profit organizations (Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) in Chicago, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in San Francisco, and the Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP) in Washington, DC) began work on an innovative new mortgage product called the Location Efficient Mortgage ® (LEM). The LEM would enable home buyers in Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles (the three initial test markets) to shift a portion of the savings from increased transportation efficiency to housing... The LEM Partnership is also finalizing work on Geographical Information System (GIS) models for Los Angeles and San Francisco and plans for Fannie Mae sponsored market tests of the LEM in these major metro areas are moving forward as well."

The Center for Study of Responsive Law, Wash DC e92 . (P.O. Box 19367, Washington, D.C. 20009-1076 tel:202.387.8030 fax:202.234.5176 "The Center for Study of Responsive Law is a nonprofit Ralph Nader organization that supports and conducts a wide variety of research and educational projects to encourage the political, economic and social institutions of this country to be more aware of the needs of the citizen-consumer." See Also Essential Information. Don't miss Consumer Project on Technology, and the Resource Conservation Alliance . "The mission of the Resource Conservation Alliance is to protect natural forests and other ecologically important systems through market- and commodity-based conservation strategies."

Citizens for a Better Environment, Il c98 . (407 South Dearborn Suite 1775 Chicago, Illinois 60605 tel:312.939.1530 fax:312.939.2536 GIS contact: Scott Sederstrom and Patrick Hamblin, Staff Scientist ) "Citizens for a Better Environment (CBE) is a 26 year old midwest based not-for-profit group which focuses primarily on addressing urban industrial environmental issues. We serve approximately 25,000 members and have 200,000 contributors....CBE makes frequent use of publicly available databases, such as the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) and Atmospheric Information Retrieval System (AIRS), to develop community profiles to provide residents information about nearby facilities....CBE began to organize TRI data on releases and off-site shipments of toxic chemicals by the zip codes that comprise Chicago and contracted mapping services to prepare and print the maps. We found that these maps were a valuable educational tool in demonstrating the increased toxic burden on communities of color, and the maps have been updated as more recent TRI data has become available. "

The Clean Air Conservancy Oh c98 . ( 3130 Mayfield Road GE012 , Cleveland Heights, Ohio44118 Phone:216.932.8999 Fax: 216.932.8998 ) "The Clean Air Conservancy has as its mission to find and develop market based tools to lead to swift and low-cost clean up of the air. We have been the only not-for-profit organization to maintain a continuing presence in the development and operation of air pollution markets. To date the Conservancy as prevented over $5,000,000 worth of habitat and health damage through individual pollution retirements. "

Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Canada . (393 rue St-Jacques Ouest, bureau 200, Montréal (Québec) H2Y 1N9 Canada . Tel: (514) 350-4300 Fax: (514) 350-4314 email: ) "The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was created by the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) to enhance regional cooperation, prevent potential environmental and trade disputes and promote the effective enforcement of environmental law. The Agreement, signed by Canada, Mexico and the United States, complements the environmental provisions established in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...Law Infobase : The summary is also designed to serve as a research tool for any person or organization interested in the environmental legislation of the three countries. Hotlinks : International , NAFTA , Borderlands & Transboundary."

All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

Compilation & web design: Charles Convis, ESRI Conservation Program, April 2, 1996


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