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.
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.
CRS Report for Congress
contains an extensive list of Web sites related to agriculture, conservation and the environment.
Water Quality Information Center in the National Agricultural Library
provides electronic access to information about water quality and 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
is an EPA discussion of the use of biological criteria to assess aquatic communities.
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).
Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Resource’s reference of common sportfish encountered by anglers in the Commonwealth.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Threatened and Endangered Species System (TESS).
Invertebrates as Indicators
gives information on aquatic macroinvertebrates (e.g., mollusks, insects, crustaceans and annelids) and their use as indicators of aquatic resource quality.
Highlands Biological Station
offers training in taxonomy of southern Appalachian mayfly, stonefly and caddisfly larvae in odd-numbered years.