Federal Activities and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act - CSP3132

General Information, Related Resources, Climate Change, Evaluation, Methodologies, Example FWCA Reports, Mercury in Wetlands, National Environmental Policy Act, Stream Corridor Restoration, Transfer Funding (USFWS Region 5 Examples), U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation and Natural Resource Conservation Service, Congress, Other Federal, and Water Resources Development Acts (WRDAs).

Index

General Information | Climate Change | Evaluation Methodologies | Example FWCA Reports | Mercury in Wetlands |
National Environmental Policy Act | Stream Corridor Restoration | Transfer Funding (USFWS Region 5 Example) |
U.S. Corps of Engineer | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Bureau of Reclamation and Natural Resource Conservation Service |
Congress | Other Federal | Water Resources Development Acts

General Information 

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Climate Change 

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Castles in the Sand
Changing Feedbacks in the Climate-Biosphere System
Climate Change Impact on Transportation Infrastructure
CNN Info on Climate Change
Declining Diversity in Natural and Restored Salt Marshes
Earth’s Changing Climate Lecture Series
Ecological Restoration and Climate Change
Global Change and Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (USGS)
Global Climate Change on Mangrove Ecosystems (USGS)
Global Climate Change Web Sites
Global Warming and Virginia (NWF)
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Climate Change
Importance of River Restoration in Response to Climate Change
Improving How Scientists Communicate on Climate Change
In Hot Water Executive Summary
In Hot Water: Water Management Strategies (NRDC)
IPCC Synthesis Report 2007
Prairie Wetlands and Climate Change (USGS)
Sea Level and Climate (USGS)
The Global Warming Reader
Understanding Climate Change
Usefulness of Bioclimatic Models for Climate Change and Invasive Species
Vulnerability of National Parks to Sea-Level Rise (USGS)
Water Levels in Three Great Lakes Fall Far Below Normal
Waterfowler’s Guide to Global Warming (NWF)

Evaluation Methodologies 

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A Regional Handbook for Functional Assessments of Wetlands And Riparian Forests of Arkansas
Assessing Wetland Functions Using HGM
Development of Landscape-Level Habitat Suitability Models
Functional Assessment Approach for High Gradient Streams
Functional Assessment for High Gradient Streams Data Sheet
Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) Handbook: http://www.fws.gov/policy/ESMindex.html
HEA: Assessing Natural Resource Damages Using Environmental Annuities
HEA: Kilo Wharf Example
HEA: Scientifically Defensible Compensation Ratios for Wetland Mitigation
HEA: The Appropriate Discount Rate for Social Policy Analysis
HIP Fact Sheet
Indicators of Habitat Alteration: http://www.nature.org/initiatives/freshwater/conservationtools/
Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration
Instream Flow Incremental Methodology:http://www.fort.usgs.gov/products/software/ifim/
Landscape-Level Planning for Conservation of Wetland Birds in the Prairie Pothole Region
Linking Population Viability, Habitat Suitability, and Landscape Simulation Models For Conservation Planning
Maryland WHIP Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Worksheet
Summaries of Habitat Assessment Methodologies
Swamp Community Model (Louisiana)

Example FWCA Reports 

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Arizona
Rio Salado Oeste Project (2005)
Tres Rios Project (2000)

Hawaii
Kilo Wharf Comments- Guam (2007)
Kilo Wharf FEIS Comments (2007)
Kilo Wharf HEA

Tutuila Harbor Study – American Samoa (2005)
Leloaloa Shoreline Protection- American Samoa (2005)

Missouri
FWCA Report for St. John’s Bayou and New Madrid Floodway (2000): cover letter
Mississippi River St. John’s Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Resources
Missouri River Levee 142 FWCA Report (1999)
Missouri River Levee 142 Planning Aid Letter (1994)
Missouri River St. Joe Levee FWCA Report (2006)
Supplemental FWCA Report for St. John’s Bayou and New Madrid Floodway (2002)

New Mexico
Acequia de Chamita Rehabilitation Project FWCA Report (1996)
Brantley FWCA Report (1966)
City of Hatch Flood Protection FWCA Report (2007)
El Paso-Las Cruces Water Project FWCA Report (2001)
Rio Grande and Trib Flood Control Supplemental FWCA (1997)
Rt 66 Ecosystem Revitalization FWCA Report
Truth or Consequences Alternatives (1984)
Truth or Consequences Biological Resources (1982)
Truth or Consequences Data Gaps (1982)
Truth or Consequences FWCA Report (1986)
Truth or Consequences Mitigation (1989)
Truth or Consequences Planning Aid Letter (1981)
Upper Rio Grande Water Operations FWCA Report (2006)

Zuni Project FWCA Report (1982)

New York
Chautauqua Creek Dam Removal FWCA Report (2008)
Fire Island Draft Planning Aid Letter (2007)
Fire Island PAL Table 1
Fire Island PAL Table 2
Fire Island Restoration Photos
Fire Island Restoration Planning Aid Letter (2005)
Fire Island T&E Report (2003)

Oklahoma
Bixby Creek Flood Protection FWCA Report (2000)

Texas
Central City FWCA Report (2005)
Central City Planning Aid Letter (2004)
Freeport Channel Deepening FWCA Report (2008)
Frisco Wildlife Habitat Restoration FWCA Report (2004)
North Bosque Ecosystem Restoration FWCA Report (2006)
North Bosque Planning Aid Letter (2003)
Upper Trinity River FWCA Report 2007

Mercury in Wetland

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Evaluation of Wetland Methyl Mercury Export as a Function of Experimental Manipulations (2006)
Mercury Characterization in Lahontan Valley Wetlands, Carson River Mercury Site, Nevada, 1999
Mercury and Methylmercury in Water and Bottomland Sediments of Wetlands at Lostwood NWR, North Dakota, 2003-2004

National Environmental Policy Act

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Citizen’s Guide to NEPA.pdf
Collaboration in NEPA.pdf

Stream Corridor Restoration

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NRCS Stream Corridor Restoration

Transfer Funding (USFWS Region 5 Examples)

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Bio-Day Rate Instruction
Bio-Day Rate Template
Cover Sheet Reimbursement Agreement
Guidelines for Reimbursable Agreements

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers 

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Memorandum Report for the NRC Committee on on Improving Principles and Guidelines for Water Resource Planning (2008)
Policy Guidance for Water Quality and Water Resources Development Projects
New Directions in Water Resources Planning for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (1999)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Home Page

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

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Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
FWS Mitigation Policy
FWS NEPA Reference Handbook
U.S. Dept of Interior Technical Guide to Adaptive Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy (1981)
U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Home Page
Water Resources Development Acts
Water Resources Development Under the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (2004)

Bureau of Reclamation and Natural Resource Conservation Service 

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Bureau of Reclamation Home Page
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Congress 

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THOMAS  - Access to congressional documents including proposed legislation, enacted legislation and the Congressional Record.  Operated by the Library of Congress
United States Congress - includes the Congressional Record, United Sates Code, Public laws and more
United States House of Representatives
United States Senate

Other Federal 

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Federal Register
Code of Federal Regulations
Search the U.S. Code or Search the U.S. Code
United States Code: http://www.gpoaccess/uscode/index.html  or http://law2.house.gov

Water Resources Development Acts (WRDAs) 

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CRS Report for Congress: Water Resources Development Act Corps of Engineers Authorization Issues (2006)
CRS Report for Congress: Water Resources Development Act Corps of Engineers Authorization Issues (2007)
Water Resources Development Act: Fact Sheet by National Wildlife Federation
WRDA 2007