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Common Invasive Plants in Riparian Areas; Pennsylvania Field Guide (PA DEP, 2004, 49 pp) descriptions, pictures, and control methods for invasiv plants. Available in the WREN website library

Pennyslvania's Wildlife and Wild Places: Our Outdoor Heritage in Peril (PA DCNR, Wild Resources Conservation Fund, 2003, 32 pp) describes development impacts on wildlife habitat and discusses habitat threats and trends. Available on-line at: www.dcnr.state.pa.us

Finding and Choosing Environmental Education Materials
(PA Center for Environmental Education (PCEE), 2003, 39 pp)
part of the Essentials of Environmental Education for Pennsylvania series.
Available from PCEE at pcee@sru.edu or 724-738-4555, or on-line at: www.pcee.org , click on “Essentials of EE” under “Resources for EE.”

Community Culture and the Environment: A Guide to Understanding a Sense of Place
(US EPA, 2002, pub no. 842-B-01-003) tools for working cooperatively in a community. Available from NSCEP, 800-490-9198.

PA Institute for Conservation Education Program Catalog
Lists teacher workshops and youth camps that focus on natural history and conservation of natural resources. Available from PICE, 570-458-5227 or naturecorp@enter.net

Agricultural Pesticides: Management Improvements Needed to Further Promote Integrated Pest Management,
(General Accounting Office, 2001, 36 pp.)
Reports that pesticide use has risen despite USDA's commitment to integrated pest management. The IPM program has serious management problems.
Available from GAO, 202-512-6000, Report number GAO-01-815, or online at http://www.gao.gov

Conservation in a World of Six Billion -- A Grassroots Action Guide. (Izaak Walton League Sustainability Education Project, 1999, 22 pp.) Discusses population trends and effects on the world's resources and provides guidance for grassroots sustainability programs. Available from Isaak Walton League , 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-2983, 301-548-0150 or email: sustain@iwla.org

Directory of Sustainable Development Assistance Organizations in Pennsylvania. (Penn State Cooperative Extension, April 1999, 21 pp.) Provides contact information for a variety of PA organizations. Available from Dr. Charles Abdalla, Penn State University, 814-865-2562, fax: 814-865-3746, email: CAbdalla@psu.edu.

The Effects of Acidic Deposition on Pennsylvania's Forests. (Pennsylvania State University, 1999.) Summarizes the forest health papers presented at the 1998 Pennsylvania Acidic Deposition Conference . Available for $10 from Patricia Craig, 125 Land and Water Research Bldg., University Park, PA 16802, 814-863-0037, fax: 814-865-3378, email: plc103@psu.edu.

Green Buildings -- Guidelines for Creating High Performance Green Buildings. (PA Department of Environmental Protection, 1999, 50 pp.) information on how to build "green." Available from PA DEP, Catherine Brownlee, 717-783-9981, email: brownlee.catherine@dep.state.pa.us

A Guide to Preserving Trees in Development Projects. (Penn State Cooperative Extension, 1999, 25 pp.) Well-illustrated and clearly written guide for pre-, during, and after construction activities that will help preserve trees and property values. Available from Publications Distribution Center, PSU, 112 Ag. Admin Building, University Park, PA 16802, 814-865-6713

MTBE Reports
Two recent reports on MTBE, the controversial gasoline additive, give good background on the issue: Air, Water and Methyl tertiary-Butyl Ether (Academy of Natural Science, July 2000) and Mandated Clear-Air Fuel Additive, MTBE, Discovered in Groundwater (the Aquifer, June 2000) For a copy of either article, contact the WREN Resource Center, 1-800-692-7281.

Pesticides: Use, Effects and Alternatives to Pesticides in Schools (U.S. General Accounting Office, GAO/RCED-00-17) highlights the lack of information about student exposure to pesticides in schools. Available from GAO, PO Box 37050, Washington, DC 20013; 202-512-6000; http://www.gao.gov

Progress Report on the Recommendations of the 21st Century Environment Commission. (PA Dept of Environmental Protection, 1999, 19 pp.) an outline of steps taken over the past year. Available from DEP, by fax, 717-783-8926 or email: DEPINFO@dep.state.pa.us

 

 

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