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Atrazine Monitoring and Modeling in the Lake Lavon Watershed

Description: This report describes a study to identify the distribution and extent of areas potentially at risk for atrazine (a broad leaf weedkiller) runoff in the Lake Lavon watershed, which is a major water supply for the Dallas area. The report presents the results of the study and makes recommendations for how information can be used in a cost-effective watershed atrazine reduction strategy.
Date: August 2001
Creator: Atkinson, Samuel F.; Waller, William T.; Dickson, Kenneth L.; Sanmanee, Sirichai & Moreno, Maria C.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Soil Erosion and its Control in the United States with Special Reference to Texas

Description: A study of soil erosion in the United States, especially in Texas, which brings attention to the causes of soil erosion under the existing system of farm management. The material gathered and compiled and arranged under certail main heading. Two chapters deal with present and immediate causes of erosions and their results. One full chapter takes up the history of the conservation movement and attempts to show how slow Texans have been in comparison with some of the other states of the United States. The study calls for further research, teaching of better land-use, raising awareness of soil erosion causes and conditions.
Date: June 1939
Creator: Merrell, Jesse Byron
Partner: UNT Libraries

Beach Drive: Public Rights and Private Property: A Documentary Film

Description: The Texas Open Beaches Act states that the public beach extends from the water up to the line of vegetation. Once a privately-owned property is submerged, it transfers into state ownership. Because of severe erosion and the shifting nature of vegetation, the Village of Surfside has lost several rows of houses and streets and, currently, over thirty houses are located on the public beach obstructing public access in violation of the Texas Open Beaches Act. The extreme erosion in this small village on the Texas Gulf Coast puts homeowners, property owners, legislators, and beachgoers in difficult positions and many are at odds with one another. The documentary film is structured around rental property owner Russell Clinton, environmentalists Ellis Pickett and Jeff Hooton, and former State Senator A.R. "Babe" Schwartz.
Date: August 2006
Creator: Schoenbaechler, Jessica
Partner: UNT Libraries

Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

Description: This comprehensive atlas provides data, satellite imagery, and analysis of the environmental conditions and issues relevant to each African country, and several surrounding island nations. The atlas also covers trans-border international issues in Africa.
Date: 2008
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Shoreline Erosion at Mad Island Marsh Preserve, Matagorda County, Texas

Description: The Nature Conservancy of Texas (TNC) is concerned with the amount of shoreline erosion taking place at its Mad Island Marsh Preserve (MIMP), located in Matagorda Bay, Texas. The MIMP is a 7,100 acre nature preserve that borders the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and is eroded by waves generated by barge traffic. TNC is concerned that erosion will shorten Mad Island Bayou which may increase the salinity of Mad Island Lake; with detrimental effects on lake and marsh habitats. This study uses GPS technology to map the current shoreline and GIS to determine ten year erosion rates (1995 - 2005). Results show that erosion is occurring at various rates along the shoreline as well as along the oxbow bend in Mad Island Bayou.
Date: August 2005
Creator: Mangham, Webster
Partner: UNT Libraries

Clearing the Waters: A focus on water quality solutions

Description: This report discusses global water issues and offers a variety of proposals for countering the degradation of freshwater ecosystems for the benefit of public health and the environment.
Date: March 2010
Creator: Palanaippan, Meena; Gleick, Peter H.; Allen, Lucy; Cohen, Michael J.; Christian-Smith, Juliet; Smith, Courtney et al.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Connection to Nature

Description: Lesson plan containing a collection of activities and resources regarding connections to nature that meet state education standards and national sustainability standards for the 2nd grade level.
Date: June 26, 2014
Creator: Ibarra, Vanessa
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Office of Sustainability

Informacion Ambiental y Ecologica Sobre los Llanos del Rio Orinoco: Proyecto Orinoco-Apure: Seccion 3

Description: This report is section three of a study of the Llanos del Rio Orinoco. The aim of the study is to establish relationships between the characteristics of plant communities of the Central Plains of Venezuela and geomorfogenetica and pedogenic evolution during the Quaternary.
Date: June 1985
Creator: Acevedo, Miguel F.; Silva, Juan F. & Raventós, José
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Informacion Ambiental y Ecologica Sobre los Llanos del Rio Orinoco: Proyecto Orinoco-Apure: Secciones 1 y 2

Description: This report includes sections one and two of a study of the Llanos del Rio Orinoco. The aim of this study is to establish relationships between the characteristics of plant communities of the Central Plains of Venezuela and geomorfogenetica and pedogenic evolution during the Quaternary.
Date: June 1985
Creator: Acevedo, Miguel F.; Silva, Juan F. & Raventós, José
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Drainage of farm lands.

Description: Discusses soil texture, natural and artificial soil drainage, and implementation of drainage practices.
Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dust storms come from the poorer lands.

Description: Describes the different classifications of land and the effect soil erosion has on the quality of land and its future for crop production. Contains the results of an extensive study.
Date: September 1949
Creator: Finnell, H. H. (Henry Howard), b. 1894.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Contour-furrow irrigation.

Description: Describes how farmers can use contour-furrow irrigation as a means of preventing soil erosion and maintaining even watering of crops.
Date: September 1953
Creator: Kohler, Karl O.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Our remaining land : we can use it and save it.

Description: Discusses the condition of the remaining productive land in the United States and the risk of losing it to soil erosion. Describes conservation efforts including the use of land standards in conservation planning.
Date: June 1949
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Legumes in soil conservation practices.

Description: Describes measures for preventing soil erosion through the planting of legumes.
Date: 1938
Creator: Pieters, A. J.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The use of bluegrass sod in the control of soil erosion.

Description: Describes how to obtain bluegrass and use it to control gullies and soil erosion. Includes plans for constructing a sod cutter.
Date: October 1936
Creator: Uhland, R. E. (Russel Edward), 1896-
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Using tall fescue in soil conservation.

Description: Describes the characteristics of tall fescue and how it can contribute to soil conservation.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Bailey, R. Y. (Richmond Young), b. 1893. & Scott, Clarice L. (Clarice Louisba), b. 1899.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tomorrow's food.

Description: Describes the Agricultural Conservation Program and its role in safeguarding the food supply through soil conservation assistance.
Date: July 1949
Creator: United States. Agricultural Conservation Programs Branch.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sagebrush burning : good and bad.

Description: Describes best practices for burning sagebrush and the grazing management to be used after burning to improve the production of forage on rangelands.
Date: 1954
Creator: Pechanec, Joseph F. (Joseph Frank), 1910-; Blaisdell, James Pershing, 1918- & Stewart, George, b. 1888
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department