Federal Laws and Regulations

  • Endangered Species Program: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has done a better job than we could do in providing information about the Act, including access to the full text of the Act, information about species, other laws and policies, and what the FWS does regarding the Act.

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)Since 1970 the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has required that the public be informed about and given opportunities to comment on Federal projects or actions that have an impact on the environment. How this process works is described here. Links to the full text of NEPA and to related statutes, regulations, and other pertinent materials are also provided. From the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Arizona.

  • Overview of the Clean Water Act : The principal law that governs pollution in the nation's lakes, rivers, and coastal waters. This section gives an overview of the Act and how it affects rangeland management, throughout giving links to the legal text and related information provided by others.

  • Pathfinder to Information on The Endangered Species Act of 1973: Contains an overview, links to the full text of the Act and several other categories of information on it. Also includes links to information on Maryland resources on the Act. From the LLRX.