Locating critical natural features information for environmental planning [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1977.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- Pages: 12 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- 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.
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Geographic data handling for rare plant conservation, New York, NY, USA, 16 Nov 1977.
Olson, R.J.; Burgess, R.L.; Pardue, J.W.
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