The Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program : An Introduction
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When hazardous substances enter the environment, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources can be injured. The Department of the Interior, along with State, Tribal and other Federal partners, act as "trustees" for these resources. Trustees seek to identify the natural resources injured and determine the extent of the injuries, recover damages from those responsible, plan and and carry out natural resource restoration activities. These efforts are possible under the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program, the goal of which is to restore natural resources injured by contamination.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/Documents/NRDAR_Program_2-10-05.pdf, 2 MB