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The University of Kentucky cooperative extension offices serve as a link between the counties of the Commonwealth and the state's land grant universities to help people improve their lives through an educational process focusing on their issues and needs.
Agriculture
  
Kentucky's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides leadership and administers programs to help people conserve, improve and sustain our natural resources and environment on private land.
Agriculture
  
U.S. Department of Agriculture – NRCS Technical Resources Web site - provides technical information, resources, tools, models and data.
Agriculture
  
The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship (LPES) Curriculum project provides a national curriculum and supporting educational tools to United States livestock and poultry industry advisers who, in turn, can help producers acquire certification and/or achieve environmentally sustainable production systems. Producers also benefit from the information and assessment tools that the curriculum provides.
Agriculture
  
Kentucky Division of Conservation’s mission is to assist Kentucky's 121 local conservation districts in the development and implementation of sound soil and water conservation programs to manage, enhance and promote the wise use of the Commonwealth's natural resources.
Agriculture
  
CRS Report for Congress contains an extensive list of Web sites related to agriculture, conservation and the environment.
Agriculture
  
Water Quality Information Center in the National Agricultural Library provides electronic access to information about water quality and agriculture.
Agriculture
  
Maps and reports are available to help you learn the condition of your stream or lake. See an online map, 305(b) Water Quality Reports to Congress, 303(d) List of Impaired Streams and other online information sources about the waterway you are interested in.
Data
  
Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) is charged with promoting and coordinating environmental education activities in the Commonwealth. This link contains standard aligned curriculum, information on where to borrow Enviroscape NPS models, and information on environmental education outreach and professional development opportunities throughout the Commonwealth.
Education
  
The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) is a statewide organization made up of nonformal and formal educators, interested citizens, and agency and business representatives. KAEE offers its members opportunities to share ideas through an annual conference and newsletter. KAEE members assist with the development and implementation of environmental education programs. The national organization that serves the same purposes and further helps to raise the professional standards for environmental educators is the North American Association for Environmental Education.
Education
  
Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, or Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment, serves 38 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky. The PRIDE initiative focuses people's attention on the pollution problems in the region and looks for ways to fix those problems.
Education
  
Bluegrass Greensource strives to promote environmental awareness and educational programs in 18 central Kentucky counties, their communities and schools, while tackling straight pipe, illegal dump and other environmental cleanup projects.
Education
  
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment — air, water and land — upon which life depends. For 30 years, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
Federal
  
See EPA’s home page for Nonpoint Source Pollution programs.
Federal
  
The Kentucky Master Logger program was instituted under the Kentucky Forest Conservation Act. Every active logging operation must have a certified master logger on site. The Master Logger Program provides instruction in the use of best management practices (BMPs) on logging operations.
Forestry
  
American Forests is a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry, and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and forests.
Forestry
  
Mountain Association of Community Economic Development (MACED) is working to support private landowners' long-term use of their forest resource through good management practices. MACED is working to complete a forestry handbook aimed at supporting the long-term economic and environmental benefits of nonindustrial, privately managed forestland.
Forestry
  
The Kentucky Division of Forestry’s mission is to protect and enhance the forest resources of the Commonwealth through a public informed of the environmental and economic importance of these resources.
Forestry
  
Fish as Indicators of Watershed Health describes the EPA’s evaluation of watersheds using fish as a quantitative measure of community-level and aquatic resource health.
Fisheries
  
Biocriteria is an EPA discussion of the use of biological criteria to assess aquatic communities.
Fisheries
  
Biological Assessment details methods used by the EPA to evaluate the condition of waterbodies using surveys and other direct measurements of resident biological organisms (macroinvertebrates, fish and plants).
Fisheries
  
Biological Indicators of Watershed Health provides information and useful resources for selection and proper use of indicator organisms used for evaluation of aquatic resources in a variety of ecosystems.
Fisheries
  
Common Fish of Kentucky Murray State University’s photo gallery of cold and warmwater fish found in Kentucky.
Fisheries
  
Kentucky Fish Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Resource’s reference of common sportfish encountered by anglers in the Commonwealth.
Fisheries
  
Endangered Fish U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Threatened and Endangered Species System (TESS).
Fisheries
  
Invertebrates as Indicators gives information on aquatic macroinvertebrates (e.g., mollusks, insects, crustaceans and annelids) and their use as indicators of aquatic resource quality.
Macroinvertebrates
  
Chironomids and Water Beetles of Florida Dr. John Epler’s personal Web site provides many aquatic insect taxonomic references for the southeastern United States.
Taxonomic Resources
  
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida Bureau of Laboratories list of keys and guides for use in the southeastern United States.
Taxonomic Resources
  
New York Department of Environmental Conservation provides aquatic macroinvertebrate keys useful for the broad identification of many freshwater organisms.
Taxonomic Resources
  
Highlands Biological Station offers training in taxonomy of southern Appalachian mayfly, stonefly and caddisfly larvae in odd-numbered years.
Training
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