Category: Conservation


EarthWatch Institute

The Earth Watch Institute is an international organization that works with volunteers and scientists to improve the health of our planet. They claim that research is their top priority, and they use the research to attempt at solving the earth’s most important environmental problems.even works with WWF, the Climate Group, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The five organizations teamed up with the assistance of HSBC Bank to form the HSBC Climate Partnership with a five-year program aimed at raising international awareness and inspire environmental progress.

Site: http://www.earthwatch.org/ 

Department of Conservation of Natural Resources

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is another great way to find out what’s going on outdoors in Pennsylvania.  This is also a great site to learn about what is being done with the forests, streams and ecosystems in Pennsylvania and is a great way to learn about how to our conserve resources.

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/index.aspx

Since we covered forestry and forest management, this is a great site to keep up on what the Pennsylvania Game Commission is doing with their forests.  Also the Game Commission is a great way to keep up on ecosystems and the animals in Pennsylvania.  It is just another website to get connected with outdoors and ecosystems, especially in Northwest PA.

http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pgc/9106

The Izaak Walton League of America is an organization that conserves, maintains, protects, and restores the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands.   It is a great site to keep up on the Farm Bill Implementation and Regional Conservation.  It explains specific goals of energy conservation, clean air, climate change and many other environmental issues that are affecting us every day.  This organization is almost 100 years old and is an ideal way to keep up on environmental issues.

http://www.iwla.org/

The Environmental Protection Agency is a great organization that regulates numerous laws that have impacts on the environment.  What’s great about the EPA’s website is that they discuss topics that are recent and important dilemmas such as acid rain, climate change, drinking water, Japan and a ton of other important topics that deal with the environment. Their website is broken down into each of the US states so users can check out what environmental issues are going on in their region.

http://www.epa.gov/