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National Museum of Natural History
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Natural History is dedicated to understanding the natural world and our place in it.


National Park Service's Nature Net
The National Park System's Nature Net helps you learn about the natural resources in the national parks.



The National Science Foundation's Biology Page
This site provides NSF Biology-related Program information, news, documents, and research information. A nice search engine allows easy access to information of interest.


National Zoological Park
The National Zoo, also part of the Smithsonian Institution, is involved in research projects that span the globe, including ecosystem conservation, biotechnology, and conservation of biodiversity.  


U.S. Bureau of Land Management 
Administers 264 million acres of America's public lands, located primarily in 12 Western States and works to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of these public lands.



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service helps Americans learn about fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. The Educating for Conservation page http://www.fws.gov/educon.html has links to many FWS websites useful to the general public and to students.



Links to media and non-governmental sites that may be of interest:

Discover Magazine
DISCOVER explores it all, from mummies to medicine, to technology and astronomy.



Earthwatch Institute
Earthwatch Institute promotes sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage by creating partnerships between scientists, educators, and the general public.


Information about Earth's energy and food supply, species, ecosystems and projects to preserve them.



The Hunting Network
Packed with information on all kinds of hunting, and including a network of other hunting websites that deal with more specific issues, this website calls itself "the ultimate hunting website." 



Field & Stream and Outdoor Life
The editors of Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines bring
information on topics of interest to hunters and fishers. 



National Audubon Society
The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.


National Geographic
Information on a wide range of natural science topics from around the world.



National Parks Conservation Association
The National Parks Conservation Association is America's only private nonprofit organization dedicated solely to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the National Park System. Their website is a great resource for information on our national parks.


National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation is the nation's largest member-supported conservation group, uniting individuals, organizations, businesses and government to protect wildlife, wild places, and the environment.



International weekly journal of science. The site allows, after signing in, searching of abstracts. A paid subscription is required to read the full-length articles.


Partners in Parks
Partners in Parks is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting research and preservation programs in national parks across the country. We have staff located in western Colorado, suburban Washington, DC and southwest Utah who are complemented by a rapidly growing volunteer force.


PBS's Nature and Wildlife page
Includes information on PBS programming, relevant articles, and educational material on creatures, habitats, natural phenomena, and science/technology.



Reason magazine  
Discussion of current events, including science and technology news.


Science News 
Weekly roundup of news and features in the sciences.



Online magazine and Web portal devoted to science, technology, and medicine.




Scientific American
For more than 150 years, Scientific American has provided news on science and technology.



Sierra Club
The Sierra Club's mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.



The Nature Conservancy 
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.



The Why Files - Science Behind the News
Cogent, accurate and often droll explanations of the science and technology underlying the news of the day.



World of Fishing
A top-rated, award-winning 6000+ page (growing daily) fishing site, featuring daily fishing news, fishing updates, fishing forums, numerous fishing e-stores, on-line real time marine dealer inventories and more.


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