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Title: Locating critical natural features information for environmental planning

Abstract

Information on critical natural features (such as rare species, wilderness areas, critical habitats, and endangered ecosystems) needs to be readily available to planners early in their activities to help identify and mitigate potential environmental impacts. Much of this information is dispersed among a confusing variety of agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals, and is not readily available. Needed facts about the natural features of an area are often discovered only after considerable effort has been expended on planning, design, and construction. ORNL is attempting to facilitate this information transfer by developing an interface between prime sources and those who legitimately need the information. With the planned interactive computer system, a user could request information concerning critical natural features of a region, county, or sub-county unit and receive a list of brief descriptions of these features coupled with a list of contacts for more detailed information. References will also be supplied from a growing bibliographic data file on nature conservation. Natural features information would be used to amplify natural resource information that has been compiled at the county level by the Geoecology Project at ORNL for use in integrated regional assessments of energy facilities.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., Tenn. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5117266
Report Number(s):
CONF-771163-1
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Geographic data handling for rare plant conservation, New York, NY, USA, 16 Nov 1977
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; PLANNING; COMPUTERS; ECOSYSTEMS; ENDANGERED SPECIES; HABITAT; ORNL; RESOURCES; ANIMALS; BIOMASS; ENERGY SOURCES; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; PLANTS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; US AEC; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; 500100* - Environment, Atmospheric- Basic Studies- (-1989); 510100 - Environment, Terrestrial- Basic Studies- (-1989); 520100 - Environment, Aquatic- Basic Studies- (-1989); 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

Pardue, J. W., Olson, R. J., and Burgess, R. L. Locating critical natural features information for environmental planning. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Pardue, J. W., Olson, R. J., & Burgess, R. L. Locating critical natural features information for environmental planning. United States.
Pardue, J. W., Olson, R. J., and Burgess, R. L. Sat . "Locating critical natural features information for environmental planning". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5117266.
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abstractNote = {Information on critical natural features (such as rare species, wilderness areas, critical habitats, and endangered ecosystems) needs to be readily available to planners early in their activities to help identify and mitigate potential environmental impacts. Much of this information is dispersed among a confusing variety of agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals, and is not readily available. Needed facts about the natural features of an area are often discovered only after considerable effort has been expended on planning, design, and construction. ORNL is attempting to facilitate this information transfer by developing an interface between prime sources and those who legitimately need the information. With the planned interactive computer system, a user could request information concerning critical natural features of a region, county, or sub-county unit and receive a list of brief descriptions of these features coupled with a list of contacts for more detailed information. References will also be supplied from a growing bibliographic data file on nature conservation. Natural features information would be used to amplify natural resource information that has been compiled at the county level by the Geoecology Project at ORNL for use in integrated regional assessments of energy facilities.},
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