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Environmental Organizations & Resources

Local Government Environmental Assistance Network can be found at Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN) is a "first-stop shop" providing environmental management, planning, funding, and regulatory information for local government elected and appointed officials, managers, and staff.      
American Water Works AssociationAmerican Water Works Association can be found at The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply in North America and beyond.
The Society for Conservation Biology can be found at The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization of over 8000 individuals dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. The society's membership comprises a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students. The society was formed to develop the scientific and technical means for the protection, maintenance, and restoration of life on earth: species, ecosystems, and the processes that sustain them

The National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals can be found at The National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP) is a not-for-profit organization that represents local government personnel responsible for ensuring environmental compliance and developing and implementing environmental policies and programs. NALGEP was created to assist those at the local government levels (county, city, town, village or other municipal entity, or regional association of local government entities) responsible for dealing with environmental concerns.
The Ecological Society of America can be found at The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to: 1) promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists, 2) raise the public's level of awareness of the importance of ecological science, 3) increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science, and 4) ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy makers.
The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) can be found at
Water Online can be found at Water Online is the leading industry online sourcing service and bi-weekly e-newsletter, focused on the industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, drinking water purification, storm water management, valve, pipe and flow control markets.
The Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) can be found at About 90 universities in the United States and throughout the world comprise the UCOWR organization. Member institutions engage in education, research, public service, international activities, and information support for policy development related to water resources. Each member university appoints four faculty members as UCOWR delegates. Others may join as individual members. UCOWR's purpose is to: 1) facilitate water-related education at all levels; 2) promote meaningful research and technology transfer on contemporary and emerging water resources issues; 3) compile and disseminate information on water problems and solutions; and 4) inform the public about water issues with the objective of promoting informed decisions at all levels of society.
Envirolink can be found at EnviroLink is a nonprofit organization. A grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in more than 150 countries. EnviroLink is dedicated to providing comprehensive, up-to-date environmental information and news.
Science Central can be found at From 1997 through 2003, the SciCentral editors aggregated breaking research news from hundreds of professional sources and for over 100 distinct scientific specialties. SciCentral was designed to centralize access to information originally scattered over the Internet. As the scientific Internet matured, online research news channels became more organized and powerful.  New sources arose that provided timely, extensive, and reliable information. We decided in April 2003 that the time had come to discontinue SciCentral's aggregation services and instead support the best research news channels and facilitate user access to them through this new version of SciCentral.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency can be found at
The Environment Directory list of environmental organizations and search engine can be found at's environmental issues site can be found at
Student Environmental Action Coalition SEAC-pronounced "seek," as in "seeking" -is a grassroots coalition of student and youth environmental groups.
The Student Conservation Association The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is a leader in national resource conservation, providing service opportunities, outdoor skills and leadership training to thousands of young women and men each year. In all 50 states, high school, college, graduate students and others join together through SCA to care for national parks and forests, historic and cultural resources, and urban green spaces.
North American Association for Environmental Education The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is a network of professionals, students, and volunteers working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world. Since 1971, the association has promoted environmental education and supported the work of environmental educators.
National Wildlife Federation Established in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for the future. The NEF represents four million members and supporters join through affiliated wildlife organizations in 47 states and territories.
Nebraska Wildlife Federation The Nebraska Wildlife Federation is an organization dedicated to the conservation of fish and wildlife in Nebraska . It is Nebraska's 'big tent' conservation organization, bringing together people who hike, bike, canoe, hunt, fish, camp, watch and photograph wildlife, and enjoy the outdoors. Their programs promote nature education, environmental awareness and enjoyment. They work with you to manage and improve wildlife habitat, and to advance policies that are good for family farmers, rural communities and our natural resources. The NeWF is a state affiliate of the National Wildlife
The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy is a leading international, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the diversity of life on earth. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the land and water they need to survive.
The Sierra Club The Sierra Club has more than 750,000 members who are inspired by nature and work together to protect our communities and the planet. The club is Americas oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
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