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AG Innovative News Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute.

This is a free quarterly publication put out by the State of Minnesota to strengthen its economy through the research and development of new uses for farm products.

For more information contact:
Ag Innovation News
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
P.O. Box 251
Waseca, MN 56093
(507) 835-8990


An Inventory of EPA Headquarters Ecosystem Tools
EPA 230-S-95-001, US EPA.

This document lists the tools that are available for use in ecosystem assessment, monitoring and targeting. It provides information on the best use and special needs to use the tools.

For more information contact:
US Environmental Protection Agency
Program Evaluation Division (2134)
Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation
401 M Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20460


Banks and Buffers: A Guide to Selecting Native Plants for Streambanks and Shorelines Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Tennessee Valley Authority.

This guide includes a CD-ROM database with color photographs of 117 species of native plants and information about their characteristics and environmental tolerances to help property owners identify plants best suited for particular sites.

For more information contact:
TVA Water Management
1101 Market Street
TVA CST 17B
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2801
(423) 751-7338 (ask for Carol Davis)


Benefits and Costs of Prevention: Case Studies of Community Wellhead Protection - Volume 2
US EPA, Office of Water, EPA 813-B-95-006, March 1996.

This document gives detailed accounts of seven communities implementing wellhead protection programs. It describes the costs and benefits to the communities and offers a section on lessons learned.

For more information contact:
US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water (4602)
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460


Business Benefits of Wellhead Protection-Case Studies
US EPA, Office of Water, EPA 813- B-95-004, March 1996.

This document describes case studies wellhead protection programs which make good business sense.

For more information contact:
US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water (4602)
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460


Citizen's Guide to Ground-Water Protection
US EPA, Office of Water, EPA 440/6-90-004, April 1990.

This guide introduces the reader to basic groundwater concepts and ways that groundwater becomes contaminated. It also provides information on governmental ground-water protection activities and citizen and community roles in its protection.

For more information contact:
US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460


Compendium of Watershed-Scale Models for TMDL Development
US EPA, Office of Water, EPA 841-R-94-002.

The process for determining specific pollution reductions needed to attain State water quality standards under the Clean Water Act is set out in Section 303(d) of the Act and involves the determination of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). EPA has been encouraging Federal, State and local agencies concerned with water quality management to analyze all water quality problems and stressors, and recommend management measures on a basinwide rather than an individual source basis. This compendium summarizes the most widely used and some more obscure watershed-scale models that can facilitate the TMDL process.

For more information contact:
US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460


EcoCity Cleveland: Ideas and Tools for a Sustainable Ecoregion
EcoCity Cleveland.

EcoCity Cleveland is a non-profit educational organization which publishes EcoCity Cleveland Journal on a monthly basis. The publication provides tools and information that can be applied to local communities, in particular urban centers, striving to create a balance between the city and its surrounding areas.

For more information contact:
EcoCity Cleveland
2841 Scarborough Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Cuyahoga Bioregion
(216) 932-3007
Fax (216) 932-6069
E-mail: ecomail@ecocleveland.org.


Flexible Parking Requirements
PAS Report No. 377, 1983.

This report surveys recent innovations in parking ordinances. It includes excerpts from local codes and a comprehensive bibliography.

For more information contact:
American Planning Association Planners Book Service
122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603-6107
(312) 786-6344
E-mail: BookService@planning.org


Funding Ground-Water Protection: A Quick Reference to Grants Available under the Clean Water Act
US EPA, Office of Water, EPA 440/6-89-004.

This document highlights state opportunities for ground-water protection funding through mechanisms per EPA's grant guidance.

For more information contact:
US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460


Green Development: Literature Summary and Benefits Associated with Alternative Development Approaches
EPA Office of Water, EPA 841-B-97-001.

Includes information on environmentally sensitive infrastructure program and projects, case studies on urbanizing suburbs, model ordinances and plans, and environmentally friendly transportation plans.

For more information contact:
US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water (4504F)
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 260-7100


Guide to Septage Treatment and Disposal
US EPA, Office of Research and Development, EPA/625/R-94/002, September 1994.

The purpose of this guide is to present practical information on the handling, treatment, and disposal of septage in a concise, recommendations-oriented format for easy use by administrators of waste management programs, septage haulers, and managers or operators of septage handling facilities. The guide is not intended to provide detailed engineering design information.

For more information contact:
US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460


Izaac Walton League of America's Save Our Streams Program. Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer


Harvesting Hometown Jobs: the New Small Town Guide to Economic Development Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
National Center for Small Communities, National Association of Towns and Townships, 1988.

This guide, which covers issues like attracting tourists, and retaining and expanding existing businesses, concludes each chapter with an extensive list of resources.

For more information contact:
National Center for Small Communities
444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 208
Washington, DC 20001-1202
(202) 624-3550
Fax (202) 624-3554
E-mail: ncsc@sso.org


Innovative Grassroots Financing: A Small Town Guide to Raising Funds and Cutting Costs Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
National Center for Small Communities, National Association of Towns and Townships, 1990.

This guide, in conjunction with a video, provides a framework for analyzing on-going or expected expenditures and evaluating what financial resources are available locally.

For more information contact:
National Center for Small Communities
444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 208
Washington, DC 20001-1202
(202) 624-3550
Fax (202) 624-3554
E-mail: ncsc@sso.org


Local Financing for Wellhead Protection
US EPA, Office of Water, EPA 440/6-89-001, June 1989.

This document provides information to state and local managers of water quality and water supply programs about a variety of financing approaches available to support wellhead protection initiatives.

For more information contact:
US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water (4602)
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460


Rural by Design: Maintaining Small Town Character
Randall Arendt, et al., American Planning Association, APA Planners Press, 1994.

For more information contact:
The Natural Lands Trust, Inc.
Hildacy Farm
1031 Palmers Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
(610) 353-5587
(610) 353-0517

or

American Planning Association
1313 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637


Shared Parking
Urban Land Institute,1983.

This report offers a methodology for laying out parking areas that efficiently share spaces among uses. It includes data on parking demand factors such as peak use, hourly accumulation of vehicles, seasonal variations, access to transit, and design.

For more information contact:
Urban Land Institute
Publications Orders Dept.
1090 Vermont Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 289-3381


Small Wastewater Systems: Alternative Systems for Small Communities and Rural Areas
US EPA, Office of Water, EPA FRD-10, 1992 update.

This document briefly describes a variety of options for small communities to design and implement for treating wastewater.

For more information contact:
Educational Resources Information Center
1929 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1015
(800) 276-0462 or (614) 292-6717
Fax (614) 292-0263


Stream Corridor Restoration: Principles, Processes, and Practice

This is a practical and comprehensive reference manual on restoring stream corridors.

For more information contact:
National Technical Information Service
Technology Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Springfield, VA 22161
(800) 553-NTIS or (703) 605-6000


The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader's Guide
D.D. Rypkema, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1994.

This guide provides information which will empower citizens and local officials to integrate historic preservation with land use planning objectives.

For more information contact:
National Trust for Historic Preservation
1785 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036


The Mitchell Creek Watershed Landowner's Handbook
Mark Stone and Paul L. Benington. Fen's Rim Publications and Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, 1993.

This handbook describes the measures and actions that landowners can take to protect the Mitchell Creek Watershed located near Traverse City, Michigan. It describes three types of tools: best management practices, voluntary land protection programs and land use regulations.

For more information contact:
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
624 Third Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
(616) 929-7911
Fax (616) 929-0433


The Sustainability Education Project Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
The Izaak Walton League of America.

The goal of this project is to help bring human population growth, economic development and natural resource consumption into balance with the limits of nature for the benefit of current and future generations.

For more information contact:
The Izaak Walton League of America
707 Conservation Lane
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 548-0150
Email:Sustain@IWLA.org


Wellhead Protection Programs: Tools for Local Governments
US EPA, Office of Water, EPA 440/6-89-002, April 1989.

This document describes a method for evaluating local needs and outlines a variety of tools to achieve the goals of the wellhead protection program, including zoning, subdivision ordinances, design standards, water conservation, monitoring, household hazardous waste collection and others. It also recommends ways to implement the project to achieve the greatest success.

For more information contact:
US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water (WH-550G)
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460

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